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Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 BMW 535xi Wagon

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I see you have a hitch for a 08 5 series sedan. Will this same hitch work for Wagon version of the same car? Thanks,

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I do have an option for you, however the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11498 referenced in your question is only confirmed to fit the sedan model of your 2008 BMW 535xi.

For your 535xi Wagon, you will instead want the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11194. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and it has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pound towing limit.

I have attached an installation video on the 2010 model 535xi Wagon that you can use for reference. I have also included the written instructions.

Please note that Curt does require the use of stabilizing straps # 18050 with any non-trailer load such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. I have attached a short video demonstration on this strap so you can see exactly how it is used.

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