What is the 2022 BMW X3 Towing Capacity?

December 10th, 2021 by
2021 BMW X3


The new BMW X3 is a dynamic SAV® that strikes a great balance between luxury and utility. When equipped with the optional BMW towing hitch, the 2022 BMW X3 towing capacity tops off at 4,400 pounds. This is a respectable towing limit for a vehicle of its size, enabling you to bring a small camping trailer, a lightweight aluminum boat, or a couple of ATVs along for your weekend trips away from Raleigh. Learn more about BMW towing features for the X3 with us below, and start exploring your drivetrain and powertrain options.



BMW Towing Features for the X3

Navigating through Cary with a trailer in tow is easy with the right BMW towing features. The BMW X3 is among the smaller models that make up the BMW SAV® lineup, but you can rest assured that it’s equipped to handle up to the 4,400-pound towing capacity with the following safety and technology features on board:

  • 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
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes

Many of these features are designed to help your vehicle tow without straining against the weight, but there are other features available that can help you have a better towing experience from behind the wheel, too. Driving in Chapel Hill with a trailer hitched up will feel a lot less daunting with options like Surround View with 3D View, adaptive headlights, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, and Blind Spot Detection.

Dive Deeper Into BMW X3 Power and Performance

Each of the BMW X3 trim levels features a strong engine to help you reach the BMW X3 towing capacity. Learn more about your powertrain and drivetrain options below to see which X3 configuration will best meet your expectations on Durham roads:

2022 BMW X3 sDrive30i / xDrive30i

  • Power: 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4)
  • Drivetrain: BMW sDrive rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive

2022 BMW X3 M40i

  • Power: 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque (3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo i6)
  • Drivetrain: BMW xDrive all-wheel drive

2022 BMW X3 M

  • Power: 473 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque (3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo i6)
  • Drivetrain: BMW xDrive all-wheel drive

Any one of these trims can be equipped with the BMW towing hitch to take advantage of the X3 towing capacity, but if you intend to tow very frequently, it’s worth mentioning that higher torque and horsepower ratings will make it easier to get up to speed with a trailer in tow. You can find the exact trim you’re looking for within our pre-owned BMW X3 inventory!

Explore the BMW X3 Up Close at BMW of Southpoint

When you’re ready to take on the power of a new BMW X3, contact us or stop by our luxury showroom in Durham for a test drive. If you’re searching for a BMW SAV® with greater towing power, we recommend checking out the X5 or X7.

Considering our pre-owned inventory as well? We can also help you determine the BMW X3 towing capacity of previous model years; for instance, the popular 2015 BMW X3 28d towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.


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