2020 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

January 20th, 2020 by

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When equipped to optimize towing capacity, the 2020 BMW X5 can tow up to 7,200 pounds. There’s plenty of room for customization with three powerful engines and two capable drivetrain options to choose from. Explore the BMW X5 towing capacity and off-road capability below, and then contact your local Greenwich BMW dealership to experience it all first-hand!

2020 BMW X5 Performance Specs by Trim Level

All four X5 engine options come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the base 40i trim, while the higher trims offer standard BMW xDrive all-wheel drive for increased traction and stability while towing in Greenwich. Read on for performance details by trim level:

  • BMW X5 sDrive40i / BMW X5 xDrive40i
    • Towing — 7,200 pounds
    • Max Payload — 827 lbs
    • Engine — 3L turbocharged V6
    • Torque — 330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
    • Horsepower — 335 hp
  • BMW X5 xDrive50i
    • Towing — 7,200 pounds
    • Max Payload — 871 lbs
    • Engine — 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
    • Torque — 479 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
    • Horsepower — 456 hp
  • BMW X5 M50i
    • Towing — 7,200 lbs
    • Max Payload — 882 lbs
    • Engine — 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
    • Torque — 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
    • Horsepower — 523 hp

Of course, towing isn’t the only area where the powerful X5 excels. Compare it to the Acura MDX to see where its performance specs come out ahead.

BMW X5 Tow Package

You have the option to upgrade any BMW X5 with an optional Tow Package for an extra $550. Among the features included is a Class III BMW X5 tow hitch that will boost max towing up to 7,200 pounds. Keep in mind that the foot-activated tailgate must be removed to add the BMW X5 tow hitch. With or without the towing package, you’ll have plenty of room for cargo in the 2020 BMW X5 interior.

BMW X5 Off-Road Package

If you plan on taking your payload off-road this year, you’ll want to add the optional X5 Off-Road Package. The package includes a suite of technology features to increase the BMW X5 towing capacity and stability anytime you tow off the beaten path:

  • Two-Axle Air Suspension — This suspension upgrade allows your X5 to raise and lower itself by 1.6 inches when traveling at low speeds, so it’s easier to take on rough terrain.
  • Electronically-Controlled Rear Differential Lock — This feature gives the X5 a rear-wheel locking effect to improve control during as you take corners.
  • xOffroad Package — This package of advanced features includes front and rear underguard elements, a mechanical differential lock, and four off-roading drive modes. If you know you’ll be tackling a wide variety of terrain, selectable driving modes optimize vehicle height and powertrain settings for sand, rocks, gravel, and snow.

Test Drive a 2020 BMW X5 in Greenwich

If you’re looking for a new BMW X5 for sale near Old Greenwich or Rye, check out our 2020 X5 Inventory, and then set up a test drive to see them in person! Our team is on standby to help you find an X5 financing deal that fits your monthly payment budget. For more off-road upgrades, you can order OEM parts and accessories from our parts center.

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