2021 BMW X3 Towing Capacity

February 16th, 2021 by

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Looking for a compact SUV in Corona that can haul a lightweight aluminum boat, small trailer, or multiple dirt bikes and ATVs? When equipped with the available BMW towing hitch, the BMW X3 towing capacity reaches 4,400 pounds. While you’ll be able to haul heavy whether you choose a new BMW X3 xDrive30i or a used BMW X3 28d, towing capacity will vary by drivetrain and powertrain. Join BMW of Murrieta for a closer look at the BMW towing for each 2021 X3 configuration, below!

BMW X3 Towing Features

Thanks to a suite of specialized towing features, you can safely max out the BMW X3 towing capacity in challenging conditions. Features like a rear-view camera, Servetronic power steering assist, and 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes help you better monitor your surroundings and stay in control on difficult Riverside terrain. These active driver-assistive technologies allow the X3 to haul heavy cargo that even its larger rivals may have trouble with:

  • Start-off Assistant
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Brake Drying and Brake Stand-by
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Brake Fade Compensation
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Available BMW towing hitch ($550)

For added peace of mind, choose a higher trim level to access advanced features like Surround View with 3D View, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, and adaptive headlights. No matter which X3 trim you go for, you’ll find what you need in our extensive new X3 inventory!

BMW X3 Powertrains & Performance Specs

The BMW X3 towing capacity is impressive at any of the four available trim levels. Here’s what you can expect from each configuration when you haul cargo in Ontario:

2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i / xDrive30i

  • Power: 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4 engine)
  • Drivetrain: BMW sDrive rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight: 3,931 pounds with sDrive or 4,147 pounds with xDrive

2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e (Plug-In Hybrid)

  • Power: 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4 with Electric Motor)
  • Drivetrain: BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight: 4,586 pounds

2021 BMW X3 M40i 

  • Power: 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque (3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6)
  • Drivetrain: BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight: 4,244 pounds

While any trim level can be equipped with the BMW towing hitch, a high-powered engine will get you up to speed faster. For better traction on muddy trails or other challenging conditions, consider upgrading to an xDrive all-wheel drive configuration. 

Test Drive a New BMW X3 for Sale in Murrieta 

Experienced technicians at BMW of Murrieta are standing by to answer your questions about BMW towing technology specs. Looking for impressive BMW towing capability at a lower price? For used models like the 2015 BMW X3 28d, towing capacity can be as high as 3,500 pounds! Contact us today to schedule a test drive with your favorite pre-owned and new BMW X3 models in our inventory.

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