2020 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

July 28th, 2020 by

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If you’re planning some weekend getaways near St Paul, there’s a good chance you’ll need powerful towing capacity to get the job done right. The powerful 2020 BMW X5 can handle a wide range of common towing tasks, making it easier than ever to plan family vacations and solo adventures near Minneapolis. The BMW X5 towing capacity ranges between 6,202 pounds and 7,200 pounds. How do you get the most capacity from the BMW X5 towing? Explore the benefits of the BMW X5 tow package and learn about the available engines with our team.

Maximizing the BMW X5 Towing Capacity

Even though the BMW X5 towing capacity begins at 6,202 pounds, there are ways to increase the capacity. To upgrade to a higher towing capacity in Richfield, you’ll need to upgrade to the BMW X5 towing package, which includes a Class III BMW X5 tow hitch.  Available for upgrade on every X5 configuration, the BMW X5 towing package will maximize your towing potential. However, with the Class III BMW X5 tow hitch, you will have to omit the gesture-activated tailgate features.

BMW X5 Performance and Capability

All X5 trim levels can reach the maximum BMW X5 towing capacity with the Class III Trailer Hitch. But other capabilities, such as payloads and horsepower, will vary from each configuration. Explore the BMW X5 trim level performance and capabilities below:

  • BMW X5 sDrive40i
    • Maximum payload of 827 pounds
    • Includes a 335-hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 with 330 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with RWD and an 8-speed AT
  • BMW X5 xDrive40i
    • Maximum payload capacity of 849 pounds
    • Includes a 335-hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 with 330 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with xDrive AWD and an 8-speed AT
  • BMW xDrive50i 
    • Maximum payload of 871 pounds
    • Includes a 456-hp 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 with 479 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with xDrive AWD and an 8-speed AT
  • BMW X5 M50i
    • Maximum payload of 882 pounds
    • Includes a 523-hp 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 with 553 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with xDrive AWD and an 8-speed AT

Since you won’t always need to hook up a trailer when moving cargo, the BMW X5 payload capacities are important to keep in mind. Not sure if these engines have exactly what you’re looking for? Explore our BMW comparisons and learn about the differences between the BMW X3 vs. BMW X5!

BMW X5 Off-Road Package

Enjoy off-roading adventures? To optimize your off-road excursions, consider upgrading to the BMW X5 Off-Road package:

  • Two-Axle Air Suspension: Alter your off-road adventure with this advanced suspension system. Offering five levels of suspension, you can lower or raise the vehicle up to 3.1 inches
  • Electronically-Controlled Rear Differential Lock: Locking the rear wheels when you need more control, the M Sport Differential ensures better cornering and dependable off-road maneuvering
  • xOffroad Package: The xOffroad package provides four off-road driving modes, allowing you to negotiate terrain with ease. It also features a mechanical differential lock, as well as rear underguards to protect from rocks and debris.

Ready to start your search? It’s easy to find a model with everything you need when you explore our new BMW X5 inventory in Bloomington.

Discover the Power of the BMW X5 Towing with Motorwerks BMW!

Excited about the towing and off-roading possibilities of the BMW X5? Contact us at Motorwerks BMW and explore the new BMW X5 further! Get started by applying for financing today or checking out our BMW lease and finance offers.