What is the 2021 BMW X3 Towing Capacity?

March 9th, 2021 by

2021 BMW X3 Driving

With the optional BMW towing hitch, you can access BMW X3 towing capacity as high as 4,400 pounds. That’s more than enough to handle most popup camping trailers, lightweight boats, and dirt bikes or ATVs to your favorite getaway spots outside Visalia. While the X3 is built to impress in any configuration, the BMW towing and performance specs will vary depending on the drivetrain and additional features you choose. Explore your options with BMW Fresno below!


BMW X3 Towing Features

Get the most out of your BMW X3 towing capacity with a range of specialized features, designed to keep you in control of your cargo even when Madera driving conditions are a challenge. Advanced features like Dynamic Traction Control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) allow the X3 to pull surprisingly heavy loads for its size. Quite a few of these advanced features come standard, including:

  • Brake Fade Compensation
  • Start-off Assistant
  • Brake Drying and Brake Stand-by
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Servetronic power steering assist
  • Rear-view camera
  • Active Driving Assistant

Access even more BMW towing features when you upgrade to higher X3 trim levels. Options across the trim lineup include Surround View with 3D View, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, and adaptive headlights. Don’t forget that you can add the BMW towing hitch for $550 MSRP!

BMW X3 Towing Capacity & Powertrains

Whichever of the four BMW X3 trims you decide to take home, you’ll get the first-rate engineering and balanced performance you expect from BMW. Compare the specs for each X3 powertrain here:

2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i / xDrive30i

  • Power – 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4 engine)
  • Drivetrain – BMW sDrive rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight – 3,931 pounds with sDrive or 4,147 pounds with xDrive

2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e (Plug-In Hybrid)

  • Power – 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4 with Electric Motor)
  • Drivetrain – BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight – 4,586 pounds

2021 BMW X3 M40i 

  • Power – 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque (3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6)
  • Drivetrain – BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight – 4,244 pounds

If you need your X3 to tow heavy loads on a regular basis, consider upgrading with xDrive AWD. BMW’s advanced all-wheel drive system offers extra control by monitoring surface conditions and adjusting torque levels to each wheel in real time. 

Test Drive a New BMW X3 for Sale in Fresno 

If you’re ready to move forward with a BMW X3, browse our new vehicle inventory to see what’s on our lot near Merced. Interested in a used BMW X3? The 2015 BMW X3 28d towing capacity can reach an impressive 3,500 pounds, and you’ll pay a lot less! Contact us to start your search for the perfect BMW SUV today.

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