Your Guide to the BMW X3 Towing Capacity

March 23rd, 2020 by

2020 BMW X3 in Snow

There’s a distinct probability that the new BMW X3 is on the shortlist of any Bloomington driver eyeing a compact SUV. Combining athleticism and luxury, the BMW X3 gives you 4,400 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. BMW of Bloomington has details below on what makes BMW towing a great option for drivers.

BMW X3 Towing Capacity: Engine Options

BMW towing compliments legendary BMW performance on the X3. You’re looking at 3 distinct engine options across trims.

BMW X3 sDrive30i

For your standard options for BMW towing, you get the 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine. Max BMW towing comes in at 4,400 pounds with the trailer hitch. This engine also gets you:

  • 248 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Max payload of 893 pounds
  • Curb weight of 3,931 pounds

BMW X3 xDrive30i

This base engine for BMW towing comes with rear-wheel drive, but you can opt for all-wheel drive on other configurations. BMW xDriveall-wheel drive will not change your towing capacity but will give you more control on Decatur roads and a curb weight of 4,401 pounds.

BMW X3 M40i

For an upgrade, choose the 2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6. Though this doesn’t change your towing capacity, it gives you more power:

  • 382 hp
  • 365 lb-ft of torque
  • Max payload of 915 pounds
  • Curb weight of 4,317 pounds

If you want a pre-owned vehicle, you can max out your abilities with the BMW X3 28d towing capacity. This diesel engine gets your BMW towing up to 3,500 pounds! 

BMW X3 Towing Capacity: Trailer Hitch and Other Towing Features

One of the essential components for those who want BMW towing on Normal roads is the trailer hitch, which you can have installed at a dedicated service center. But BMW isn’t just giving you the gear and power you need for towing; the BMW X3 towing capacity is complimented by the following driving technologies:

  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), which includes Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Servetronic power steering assist
  • Optional Descent Control
  • Optional Rear Park Distance Control

Trailer Hitch

Finally, tow and max out your payload for Decatur jobs with 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are up and 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space when they are down. .

Try Out the BMW X3 at BMW of Bloomington

Whether you want to take a camper outside of Bloomington or might need to haul heavy payloads around Normal, the BMW X3 towing capacity has got the goods. BMW of Bloomington has it ready for you to test drive, alongside other great BMW SUVS with high towing capacity.

When you’re ready to take the plunge, our finance center can help you find a great payment plan. Contact us with any and all questions about BMW towing and please drop by today to feel see the X3 in action! You can also compare the X3 vs. X1.

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