BMW Australia has adopted the towing hardware used on US models to raise the towing capacity of its full-size SUVs by 30 percent.
Now available as a $2500 ex-factory option on the X5 (except 25d and 45e models), X6 and X7, the new set-up boosts towing capacity for a braked trailer from 2700kg to a more segment competitive 3500kg. Fitting of a local standard tongue, tow ball and electrical connector is an additional $700.
With towing such a common focus for owners in the large luxury SUV market, BMW Australia’s head of product and planning, Brendan Michel said availability of the new towbar was a welcome change, adding the higher 3.5-tonne rating is “pretty impressive”.
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