2021 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

October 30th, 2020 by

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The 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity can reach up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped, meaning that drivers can go the extra mile with their campers, boats, and off-road vehicles. Learn more about the BMW X5 towing capacity below, then explore the BMW X5 interior to see how you can relax on your way to your next adventure. 

BMW X5 Towing Capacity By Engine

For its 2021 model year, the BMW X5 offers three powertrain options for Normal drivers to choose from. The BMW X5sDrive40i and the BMW X5 xDrive40i have the same engine, but the difference in their drivetrains changes their towing capacities and payload capacities. See the 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity by trim level below:

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

2021 BMW X5 Towing Package 

In order to get the maximum 7,200 pound towing capacity on the BMW X5 X5 xDrive40i or X5 xDrive50i, Decatur drivers will need to opt for the factory-installed BMW X5 tow hitch. This Class III tow hitch only costs around $550 and it will allow you to pull your favorite vacation accessories without issue.

2021 BMW X5 Off-Road Package

If your next outdoor adventure takes you off the beaten path, then you’ll want to opt for the BMW Off-Road Package for increased power and safety. For around $3,950 Pekin drivers will have access to the following features:

  • Two-Axle Air Suspension: The vehicle can raise and lower itself by 1.6 inches when traveling at low speeds with this suspension system. 
  • Electronically-Controlled Rear Differential Lock: The M Sport Differential gives the X5 benefits a rear-wheel locking effect that improves control during cornering. 
  • xOffroad Package: This package 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 BMW X5 in Bloomington Today

Now that you know more about the 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity, come see everything the BMW X5 has to offer at BMW of Bloomington! Our friendly staff will show you each BMW X5 configuration and their optional packages so you can find the right build for your family. You can also compare the 2021 BMW X5 with competitors like vs Porsche Cayenne to see how the BMW X5 outpaces its competition. Stop in today, we look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a new BMW SUV! 


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