2020 BMW X3 Towing Capacity and Specs

August 24th, 2020 by

A BMW X3 M40i drives along a damp road in front of a long suspension bridge

For the 2020 model year, the BMW X3 towing capacity can reach up to 4,400 pounds. That much is true no matter which trim you choose, but upgrading with a stronger engine is still a great idea for the driver who plans to do a lot of heavy lifting. If you’re getting ready to upgrade, take a look at our breakdown of key towing features and engine specs below. Then drive in from Chino Hills or Corona to see the new X3 for yourself!

BMW X3 Towing Features

Although the X3 engine lineup is the foundation of this compact SUV’s towing power, it comes with a wide range of towing features to improve your handling and control. Whether you’re towing a heavy payload or cruising down the highways by yourself, you’ll benefit from each of the following features:

  • Dynamic Stability Control (with Brake Fade Compensation, Start-Off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Standby)
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Servetronic power steering assist
  • A rearview camera

All of the above features are standard, but you can upgrade with Descent Control and parking sensors if you’d like to feel even more in control.

BMW X3 Specs and Configurations

The BMW X3 is offered with two engines and two drivetrains–sDrive and xDrive. Here’s a brief overview of the various configurations:

X3 sDrive30i – With 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder

  • 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Payload capacity of 893 pounds
  • Curb weight of3,931 pounds

X3 xDrive30i – With 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder

  • 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Payload capacity of 893 pounds
  • Curb weight of 4,401 pounds

2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6

  • 382 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque
  • BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Payload capacity of 915 pounds
  • Curb weight of 4,317 pounds

Remember, you should always check your owner’s manual and towing guide before you hook up a trailer. The weight of passengers and cargo (your payload) can have an impact on the total amount you can tow. Think you could settle for less power? Compare the X1 vs. X3 today, or see how the X3 stands up to a rival like the Audi Q5

Considering a used X3? The BMW X3 28d towing capacity tops out at 3,500 pounds, which is typical of older models.

Find Out if The X3 Has What You Need at BMW of Ontario

If you’re ready to take the next steps, start exploring our new X3 inventory and our new X3 lease offers today! We’re sure that you’ll be thrilled by what these models can do to improve your Upland-area adventures.

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