2020 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

August 31st, 2019 by

2020 BMW X5 Driving

The 2020 BMW X5 can tow up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped, and comes with four different powertrain options, so it’s well-equipped to tackle rugged roads around New Haven. Learn more about X5’s towing, off-road towing, and overall performance capabilities below, then visit your local authorized BMW retailer to test drive this luxury SUV and experience the interior, performance, and more in person.

BMW X5 Towing and Performance Specs

Each 2020 X5 has an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base trim has rear-wheel drive, while the higher trims have the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, which helps with better traction and trailer stability while towing. There are four engine options with different capacities and weights:

BMW X5 sDrive40i 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 engine — RWD, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • 827 pounds payload capacity
  • 4,758 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 xDrive40i 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 engine — AWD, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque

  • 6,602 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • 849 pounds payload capacity
  • 4,813 pounds curb weight

BMW xDrive50i 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine — AWD, 456 hp, 479 lb-ft of torque

  • 6,603 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • 871 pounds payload capacity
  • 5,170 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 M50i 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine — AWD, 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • 882 pounds payload capacity
  • 5,260 pounds curb weight

2020 BMW X5 Driving in the Fog

BMW X5 Tow Package

When you purchase a brand-new X5 xDrive40i or X5 xDrive50i, you can add an optional factory-installed BMW X5 tow hitch for $550. This Class III trailer hitch boosts the X5’s maximum towing capacity to 7,200 pounds, but the foot-activated tailgate will be removed. Learn more about genuine BMW parts and accessories available near Cheshire.

BMW X5 Off-Road Package

Planning to tow a camper or a boat off the beaten path? You’ll want the optional Off-Road Package ($3,950) for increased power and safety. This package adds the following features to the X5 SUV:

  • Two-Axle Air Suspension: With this suspension system, the vehicle can raise and lower itself by 1.6 inches when traveling at low speeds.
  • Electronically-Controlled Rear Differential Lock: With the M Sport Differential, the X5 benefits from a rear-wheel locking effect that improves control during cornering.
  • xOffroad Package: This includes front and rear underguard elements, a mechanical differential lock, and four off-roading drive modes to optimize the right vehicle height and powertrain settings for different types of terrain: Sand, Rocks, Gravel, and Snow.

Test Drive the New X5 at BMW of North Haven

Contact us at BMW of North Haven to learn more about the BMW X5 towing capacity, and how to get the BMW X5 trailer hitch, or to schedule a test drive. Before you visit, browse our inventory to find your favorite new BMW X5 for sale in North Haven near Branford! If you are still doing your research, compare the BMW X3 vs. X5 to learn more about what each luxury SUV brings to the table.

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