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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Item # C13140
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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13140 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13140

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 250 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 250 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

13140 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13140 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2012 - 2015 BMW X1 with Panoramic Sunroof

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13140

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Easy installation , took a little over an hour. Only difficulty for my X1 was the reinstallation of the rear facia panel and lower body panels were out of shape and needed reinlinement. Videos and installation instructions were great , some X1 models dont have exhaust sensor so there’s no need to take rubber hangers down for clearance.

2014 BMW X1

I have dealt with etrailer for a hitch and lighting controller for my (now sold) 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP coupe some years ago and that went fine. Installation went perfectly following their instructions. I just bought a hitch for our 2014 BMW X1 and that also went perfectly. Watching a video where they install on the same vehicle you have is a great confidence booster! It is apparent these guys know their stuff.


Good quality product but most importantly for me, as a newbie to trailer hitches, really great product support and customer service.


The hitch was relatively easy to install, it took about an hour. I didn’t need to drop the exhaust as instructed in the video. My one complaint is that the instructions were incorrect- bolt sizes were not correct and the torque recommendations did not correspond to the nut sizes. Overall it has a good finish, great custom fit and looks good installed.

2014 BMW X1

Great service! Great products!

2015 BMW X1

Product came on time and was easy to install. The video from etrailer made this SO easy. It took me an hour and 25 minutes, but I had to improvise because I didn't have a short socket. Make sure you have the suggested sizes with a short socket.

Product looks great on my car!


This is the third Curt hitch that I've ordered from etrailer and installed on one of my cars. I only use them for my bike rack or a cargo carrier. Just like the other two, everything lined up and was easy to install. The etrailer install videos are a great help, giving you step-by-step instructions on how to do it and how big of a job to expect. I would recommend these hitches to anyone.


fits and performs exactly as advertised. self installed easily with the help of the provided youtube installation instructions. Thank you etrailer for making this a no-brainer purchase decision

2014 BMW X1

I am very satisfied with the Curt custom fit trailer hitch Item number # C13140. I ordered the hitch to be able to use a 1up Bike rack on my 2014 BMW X1. The entire process from ordering, shipping and finally the install was very good. I used the provided instructions and watched one of the insulation videos and I was able to install without issues. Thank you to everyone involved in my order.

2013 BMW X1

Have had this Hitch on my wife's BMW for about a year. Installation was straight forward and took me about an hour. It really helps to have a 2nd person help lift and hold into position during the install.

I really like this hitch because most of the assembly is hidden behind the bumper and only the receiver is seen just below the bumper. We primarily use the hitch for a bike rack so we don't have to strap bikes to the vehicle itself.


Great hitch, installation videos made it easy.


Called tech support on instruction question and got very clear answer. Very pleased with hitch. The 13140 hitch for the BMW X1 is in my opinion a difficult install when you try to tighten upper bumper bolts. Suggestion for instructions to add criteria for "use as many spacer washers as needed". Very pleased with product, delivery and support.


Excellent delivery. The video instructions are great. I could mount it myself with my car on the ground. Also I did not unhang the exhaust. It took me about 3h to mount, but most of the time was spent figuring out and trying to place the trailer onto the studs. I´d recommend to use an extra pair of hands for that step. Also make sure to have short ratchets, there is little clearance to introduce the tools, I had to use a regular wrench and spent a lot of time tightening.

2014 BMW X1

Good installation instructions took an hour, not simple. Works great, does the job!

Its still there when we need it!
Todd M - 01/23/2018


Installation was easy. Total time 1hr - 1.5hr. This is a no brainer for anyone wanting to add a hitch to the BMW X1.

2015 BMW X1

Have yet to install due to my hectic schedule but it looks easy enough and the customer service has been outstanding thus far


Order process and shipping was quick and easy. The website was user friendly and my order was just as described. The customer service follow up was nice as well. I received an email thanking me for my purchase and offering to help if I needed anything further. I definitely appreciate the extra effort made by etrailer to give me a great experience.

2015 BMW X1

It really fits my car. Our family tried different trails to ride bikes and had a lot of fun.

2015 BMW X1

Hitch went in pretty easy, you'll need the tools, and the tutorial video had no surprises. Overall I took my time and it was installed in 2hrs.


Rock solid.

2015 BMW X1

Awesome product! As advertised, was able to DIY install a model 13140 on a 2015 BMW X1 in two hours. I highly recommend this product.

2014 BMW X1

Great instructions and a perfect fit. No issues at all, everything went together seamlessly.


Great product I love this brand got delivered within 48h. Fits perfect and comes with ALL the hardware you need


The item arrived promptly and in very good condition. Ordering was easy and delivery was timely! I will have it installed this week!


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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Available Methods to Determine a Vehicle's Trailer Towing Capacity
    Within the 2014 BMW X1 model range there are two 28i sub-models, the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i. On the BMW U.S. website I found an online edition of the owners manuals. The manuals for both the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i indicate nothing at all about trailer towing capacity! No mention of trailer towing is made, only details about towing the vehicle when it is disabled. It is not uncommon for some auto owner's manuals to be a bit evasive and sketchy about their position on towing with...
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  • Does Rear Trim of 2014 BMW X1 Need to Get Removed to Install Hitch
    When installing the Curt hitch part # C13140 on your 2014 BMW X1 the lower fascia does need to be temporarily removed but does get put back on. You would not have to discard it altogether or leave it off like you mentioned.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2012 BMW X1 with Panoramic Sunroof
    Yes, the Class III Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13140 is confirmed to fit the 2012 model year of the BMW X1 providing you have the panoramic sunroof.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2012 BMW X1
    As long as your 2012 BMW X1 has the panoramic sunroof, both the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver Hitch # 75761 and Curt # C13140 will fit perfectly on your vehicle. Between the two models, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 75761 because unlike Curt, Draw-Tite does not require you to use stabilizing straps for non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers. The Draw-Tite model also features a higher 3,500 pound towing weight capacity and 400 tongue weight capacity than the Curt...
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  • How Long Should it Take to Install a Curt Hitch on a 2013 BMW X1
    The rear fascia of your 2013 BMW X1 will need to come off to install the Curt hitch part # C13140. If you check out the install instructions link that I attached you will see all of the steps required for the install. Curt states that this hitch should take about 40 minutes for a qualified mechanic to install and about 80 minutes for a regular guy with the right tools to install. You might ask the shop what their hourly shop rate is and see if you can negotiate from there. In the instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 BMW X1
    I have included a picture that shows what Curt hitch # C13140 looks like when installed on a BMW X1. The picture is from the instructions which I have also linked for you. As you can see the receiver opening is the only part visible beneath the rear fascia. At this time none of the other manufacturers we carry have plans for a hitch for the 2013 X1. That could potentially change in the future. The 2 inch receiver on the Curt hitch will provide you with many more bike rack options than...
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  • Using the Curt Stabilizing Strap on a 2013 BMW X1's Bike Rack
    The stabilizing strap, part # 18050 is required for Curt hitches like part # C13140 to qualify for Curt's warranty when carrying non-trailer loads like bike racks. Functionally speaking, it helps the load remain more stable while you drive, and helps improve the performance of anti-rattle devices that are commonly found on bike racks. I've included a video that helps show the difference in performance with and without this strap. In terms of performance, you'll want to double check your...
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  • Best Hitch Receiver for a Bike Rack on a 2014 BMW X1
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13140 requires the Support Strap # 18050 for any non-trailer loads. Curt requires this strap on all their Class I and II hitches and some of their Class III hitches. If you do not use the strap then it is in violation of their manufacturer's warranty. Draw-Tite does not feel the strap is necessary so they do not require it on their hitches. A large difference between them is the towing capacity. The Curt is rated much lower at 2500 lbs. while the...
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  • Hitch Fit and Installation Process on 2014 BMW X1 with Panoramic Sunroof
    We offer three brands of 2-inch Class III trailer hitch for the 2014 BMW X1, including the Curt # C13140 that you referenced. All available options can be seen on the link provided. We have not had a local customer come in for an install to enable us to shoot a video. This hitch installs without drilling but it is necessary to temporarily lower the exhaust to provide adequate working room for installing the included mounting hardware. Tools required include several metric wrenches, two...
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  • 2015 BMW X1 Trailer Hitch Recommendation
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13140 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 BMW X1 with the panoramic sunroof so it would work well for you. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Two E-Bikes and a Specialized Bike on a 2013 BMW X1
    To begin, the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13140, will fit your 2013 BMW X1. It has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 250 lbs, but you will want to check your owners manual or with your local BMW dealership to verify the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle. If the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle is lower, then you will want to use that as your limit. For a bike rack, I recommend looking at the Thule T2 Pro XTR Platform-Style Bike Rack, # TH69TR. This bike rack offers a 160...
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  • Will Thule T2 Pro XTB Bike Rack Fit BMW X1 with 2 inch Curt Hitch Installed
    Yes, the Thule T2 Pro XTR part # TH83JV that you reference will work great in the Curt hitch part # C13140 that you have installed on your 2015 BMW X1. The rack would have plenty of clearance to fit and well and is overall one of the nicest bike racks you can get so I know you'll be super happy with it! I attached a review video link for the rack to this page for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 BMW X1
    Actually for the 2016 BMW the Curt hitch part # C13303 is the recommended hitch and not the # C13140 that you referenced. This hitch is confirmed as a fit for the redesigned 2016 model. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # 119190KIT. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball,...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack That Will Work on 2014 Acura MDX and 2015 BMW X1
    I am assuming that you are looking for a hitch mounted bike rack that can be used with a 2014 Acura MDX as well as the 2015 BMW X1. If this is the case, I have included a link to all of our racks that will work with a 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitch. Please keep in mind that due to the leveraging effect on the hitch, any rack that is used with the 1-1/4 inch hitch will be limited to 2 bikes no matter what the capacity of the rack may be. One of my personal favorites, due to it's versatility, is...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 BMW X1
    I searched and searched and was finally able to find out that BMW does not provide a tow rating for the 2015 X1. Though in the owner's manual it does state that the vehicle can be used to tow. Usually on smaller SUVs and cross over vehicles the towing capacity is not very high, 1,500 pounds, which I would say is safe for this vehicle. To get a more definitive answer I recommend contacting a BMW dealership. For a trailer hitch you can use Curt hitch # C13140. All of the trailer hitches...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2015 BMW X1
    On Both the Curt trailer hitch # C13140 and Draw-Tite hitch # 75761 the faces of the receivers are just about flush with the rear of the vehicle. Take a look at the installation videos I have linked so you can see how each hitch looks on a 2015 BMW X1. Please note that the trailer hitches only fit models of the 2015 BMW X1 that have the panoramic sunroof. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Fit of Curt Class III Hitch # C13140 on 2014 BMW X1
    The Curt Class III hitch you referred to, part # C13140 does indeed carry fit a 2014 BMW X1. If you'll be using your hitch for towing purposes, you'll need the following to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness with 4-pole trailer connector, part # 119147KIT Ball mount, part # 2753 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19260 2 inch trailer ball, part # 63845 Locking hitch pin, part # e98882 You can see other accessories available for your X1 by clicking the provided link.
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  • Recommended Mounting Style of Bike Rack for Leased 2015 BMW X1
    When it comes to transporting bikes, using a hitch mounted bike carrier will offer the most protection for your BMW since the bikes will be carried away from the vehicle. In my opinion this would be the way to go. As for the hitch, yes, you could go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13140, that you mentioned for your 2015 BMW X1 but in order to maintain the warranty through Curt, using a support strap like # 18050 would be required for all non-trailer loads including bike racks...
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