What is the Towing Capacity of the 2021 BMW X3?

December 23rd, 2020 by

2021 BMW X3
When you opt for the additional BMW towing hitch, you’ll find the 2021 BMW X3 towing capacity reaches the max 4,400 pounds. This means you can haul smaller camping trailers, dirt bikes, and even ATVs for your trips out of Malibu. Learn more about the BMW X3 trim levels, towing capabilities, and more with our team at Rusnak BMW in Thousand Oaks before you schedule a test drive in your favorite.



BMW X3 Towing Features

The available BMW towing features have been designed to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable towing experience no matter where Westlake Village roads may lead you. While the new X3 is on the smaller side of the BMW SAV® lineup, you’ll find the inclusion of the following safety and technology features helpful as this model can handle weight that even larger rivals might struggle with:

  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • 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

If you’re looking for a bit more out of the X3 towing experience, you can upgrade to access more towing features. A few options include Surround View with 3D View, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, and adaptive headlights. Don’t forget to equip the available towing hitch ($550), too!

BMW X3 Powertrains and Performance Specs

Each BMW X3 model provides a strong performance you can show off, however, there are a few powertrain options available. Luckily, no matter which of the four BMW X3 trim levels you end up choosing, you can rest assured you’re getting a great model with plenty of power. Here are the available options:

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

While all models offer the BMW X3 towing hitch, having a model with higher quotients of horsepower and torque will make it easier to get up to speed. If you tend to spend a lot of time towing heavy cargo, you’ll appreciate the extra control offered with xDrive AWD.

How to Use a BMW X3 Trailer Hitch


Learn More About the Capabilities of the 2021 BMW X3 at Rusnak BMW

Explore more about the new BMW X3, how it compares to other models, what accessories you can find that’ll enhance your driving experience overall, and even about new lease specials such as our BMW X1 lease specials for additional savings with our team at Rusnak BMW. If you have any questions in the meantime, want to learn about our BMW X4 lease specials, or want to compare the BMW X3 vs. X5, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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