2021 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

October 5th, 2021 by
2021 BMW X5


While Corona drivers know that BMW is about performance just as much as it’s about luxury, they might not know just how powerful this SUV can be. When properly equipped the 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity reaches up to 7,200 pounds. That’s with a conventional turbocharged gasoline engine. The new plug-in hybrid BMW X5 towing capacity reaches 5,952 pounds. Take a look at everything you need to know about the BMW X5 tow package, BMW X5 tow hitch, and more with BMW of Murrieta. Then shop our BMW X5 inventory to find the one that’s right for you.



BMW X5 Towing and Performance Specs

Every BMW X5 is equipped with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that will give you the oomph you need on Riverside roads even when you have a trailer in tow. Beyond BMW X5 towing, here are the engine specs you’ll find in each BMW X5 configuration:

BMW X5 sDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • RWD, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque
  • 974 pounds payload capacity
  • 4,828 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 xDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque
  • 974 pounds payload capacity
  • 4,863 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 xDrive45e – 3.0-liter BMW Twin-Turbo I6 with Integrated Electric Motor

  • 5,952 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 389 combined hp, 443 lb-ft of combined torque
  • 827 pounds payload capacity
  • 5672 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 M50i – 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque
  • 985 pounds payload capacity
  • 5,260 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 Tow Package

While these powerful engines are the heart of BMW X5 towing, the BMW X5 tow package also contributes to the power and ease of towing with this luxury SUV. Add the BMW X5 tow package to any configuration for an additional $550. It includes the Class III BMW X5 tow hitch. However, opting for this package means you must remove the available Comfort Access feature, which includes motion-activation for your tailgate

BMW X5 Features

You can upgrade your BMW X5 with xDrive all-wheel drive to provide more traction when Ontario streets are wet or slippery, but even without upgrades you’ll find this SUV is well-equipped with standard features such as:

  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights
  • LED fog lights and Automatic High Beams
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Active Driving Assistant with Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, and a Lane Departure Warning
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Dynamic Damper Control

Explore the 2021 BMW X5 at BMW of Murrieta

No matter how you choose to configure your BMW X5, BMW of Murrieta can help! Contact us and we’ll help you get started on finding the right BMW X5 for you with the towing enhancements you want. While you’re here take a look at the plush BMW X5 interior.


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