2022 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

November 23rd, 2021 by
2022 BMW X5 driving at night


The 2022 BMW X5 towing capacity reaches as high as 7,200 pounds, and all models other than the new plug-in hybrid configuration can reach this upper limit. If you plan on moving heavy cargo, you’ll just need to equip the optional BMW X5 tow hitch, which is available for just $550. Additionally, this model comes equipped with all the features you’ll need to tow safely in Philadelphia and Sewell—and several optional BMW X5 tow packages can help you make short work of any challenge.

BMW X5 Towing and Performance Specs

Although maximum capacities are more or less consistent across the lineup, precise BMW X5 towing specs will vary depending on which of the available powertrain configurations you choose. Here’s a closer look at the numbers:

BMW X5 sDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 Engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • RWD, 335 hp, 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 1,014 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, 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 1,016 pounds payload capacity
  • 4,863 pounds curb weight

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

  • 5,952 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 389 combined hp, 443 lb-ft of combined torque
  • 5,646 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
  • 1,030 pounds payload capacity
  • 5,260 pounds curb weight

How Much is the BMW X5 Tow Hitch?

As we noted from the outset, the midsize X5 SUV is available with an optional Class III trailer hitch. Equipping the feature will add around $550 to your total costs. However, it’s also important to note that the hitch cannot be paired with the optional Comfort Access trunk feature, which allows for hands-free access.

BMW X5 Towing Packages and Features

A range of powerful engines allow the new X5 to tow heavy cargo, but the power plants you’ve seen above are not the only features that make it so popular. Those who want to plan more exciting adventures will also appreciate the following safety and performance features:

  • 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
  • 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

What about options? Adding BMW xDrive AWD is a good idea for any driver who plans to do a lot of heavy lifting—and this feature will also come in handy when winter comes to Turnersville and Williamstown. Additionally, choosing an engine with more torque will help you get up to speed with heavy cargo.

Although there isn’t a dedicated BMW X5 tow package, the following option groups are also worth considering:

  • Parking Assistance Package ($800): Includes Surround View w/ 3D View and automatic Parking Assistant Plus
  • Dynamic Handling Package ($2,600): Available on the M40i. Includes Adaptive M Suspension Professional, Active Roll Stabilization, and Integral Active Steering.

Experience the BMW X5 Today!

We won’t be able to hook up a trailer for your test drive, but we’re still confident that you’ll love how you feel behind the wheel. Plus, we’re here to help with any BMW X5 towing questions that you have after driving home in your new SAV®! Contact us today to make an appointment or value your trade-in.


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