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Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2020 BMW X5

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Need a trailer hitch for my 2020 BMW X5. What fits.

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The trailer hitch that you'll need to use for your 2020 BMW X5 is the Draw-Tite # 76288. It is currently (as of November 2019) the only trailer hitch fit available for your X5 (excluding the M performance model) but it is still an excellent option because it has the larger 2" receiver and features a hidden cross tube. This combination means that you can carry a wide variety of accessories while maintaining an OEM look since only the 2" receiver is visible once installed.

If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations. The written instructions have been linked for you to check out.

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Mark
Just to clarify , I have 2015 X5 with M Sport package and Curt 2 hitch installed , when you search for this vehicle it also says excluding M performance models , but it does fit X5 with M Sport package.Is this also applicable for 2019+ X5 ?
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Reply from Chris R.

The Curt # 13077 is a fit for both the M Sport Package and Non-M Sport BMW X5 up through the 2018 model year. If you go through the vehicle fit guide for your 2015 model the hitch would actually show up for both vehicle configurations (it's just how we have to list it because of how other brand hitches fit). As of now though (March 2020) there isn't a hitch available for the 2019+ BMW X5 with the M Sport package.

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Reply from Jon G.

UPDATE: We actually have some options for the M Sport now! Check out the attached link to see various hitch options for a 2020 X5.

Steve C.
I have a 2020 x5 with m sport trim. Do you guys have a hit h that will fit? BMW has no hitch for the m sport trim. X5 is a 4.0 if that matters. THX
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Reply from Chris R.

At this time there isn't a hitch available that will fit your 2020 BMW X5 that has the M Sport Package. I'm not sure what your plans were for the hitch but if it was to transport bikes or other accessories (and not towing a trailer) then we do have some alternate options that will work well, such as a trunk bike rack or a roof rack system. Let me know if this is the case and I'd be happy to make some specific recommendations.

Reply from Reva J.

@ChrisR I have a 2020 BMW X5 with the sport package, the off road package and the tow package. BMW says I should not use a WD hitch but the RV place sold me one. Should I take it off and get a non WD hitch ball? I am towing a 22 ft Bambi Airstream which weighs 4500 pounds. I'd also like a rec on tire pressure alarms if you guys sell those. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Reply from Chris R.

@RevaJ If BMW advised against a WD system I would follow their instruction. This restriction may also be listed in the vehicle's owner's manual. WD systems put a lot of stress on the hitch and vehicle, so not all setups are rated appropriately. For a tire pressure monitoring system the TireMinder # TPMS-APP-4 will work really well.

Reply from Steve W.

@ChrisR Very helpful discussion here. It still leaves me uncertain of my options. We have a 2020 X5 standard package, which unfortunately came without the factory hitch installed. BMW does not have any hitches available. We are looking for a hitch which will allow us to tow a trailer (< 6,500 lbs) as well as for accessories (bike rack) . Do you make a hitch for us? If not, any suggestions?

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Reply from Jon G.

@SteveW Since Chris's initial statement about there not being any hitches available for a 2020 BMW X5 we actually have been able to add some to our fitguide. You can see them on the attached link - just select your vehicle style and be mindful that if you use the Stealth Hitches option to choose the package that comes with the hitch ball because that's the connection you HAVE to use for trailer towing with their setup. If you'll be using the Draw-Tite # 76288 then you'll also need wiring, I recommend the ZCI # 119250KIT , and a ball mount kit like # 989900 . If your trailer will have brakes then you also need a brake controller and for that I recommend the Curt Echo # C51180 which requires the Wiring Upgrade # ETBC7L to work.

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