December 7, 2022


Born to perform

X3M towing 4000lb boat

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Hi all people,

Prior to paying for my X3M, I did a good deal of investigation relating to towing with the X3M and couldn’t actually find that much helpful details. Beforehand, I experienced a Jeep GC SRT (tow ability of 7,200 lbs) and was a little bit nervous as to how the X3M would examine, particularly when there is no factory-provided tow package in North The united states.

For my X3M, I went with a attract-tite hitch, and the plug/play OEM trailer harness retrofit kit and module. As considerably as I really like the glimpse of the stealth-hitch, the truth that you are restricted to a pre-established receiver drop peak was unsettling to me. OEM aspect figures have been:
-harness retrofit package: 71-60-2-458-028
-trailer module: 63-11-5-A05-6D0

Right after put in, I experienced the trailer module and all factory trailer coding done by codemybimmer remotely.

This weekend, I eventually had the prospect to set the X3M to the take a look at. I just picked up a new boat (19 foot Yamaha 195S, est bodyweight on trailer/entire tank of fuel was 4,000lbs) and towed it for minimal in excess of an hour on windy, hilly back state roads from the Marina to my cottage (which is Canadian for lake property).

The X3M did a great career with the load. I was worried about the absence of low-close grunt vs the 6.4L Hemi in the SRT, but I experienced no issues accelerating from a lifeless stop or a roll. The X3M was essentially additional comfy with the trailer on the again than my SRT was – as a lot as persons love to criticize the X3M’s harsh experience, the SRT was even harsher. The rear conclude does have a tiny squat beneath load, which is ordinary, but kills my hope of fitting an MSS kit.

In general, I was so impressed by how nicely the X3M did with a trailer – it blows my thoughts that BMW NA isn’t going to supply a manufacturing facility tow package deal when it can tow so nicely. I would have no qualms recommending the X3M to anybody who demands to tow something of this pounds/sizing.

I have been mulling around the concept of buying a 2023 LCI – but I have read through that some of the LCIs never have the trailer prep wiring (S8SL I believe). Can any one verify?


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