BMW 1 Series Towbars

BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series leaves a powerful impression from both the inside and outside; with a large double kidney grille to the impressive cockpit with ergonomically optimised equipment, the luxurious 1 Series impresses at every turn.

When driving the 1 Series, the innovative Driver Assistance package allows the driver to always feels supported. There are various systems on hand to help guide the driver through the roughest of manoeuvres.

The Parking Assistant helps the driver tackle parking in the toughest of spots; the Rear-View Camera provides a clearer view from behind the vehicle. The system parks the vehicle automatically, whether it's a parallel park or perpendicular. The Reversing Assistance will support the driver when navigating through narrow lanes or bendy roads, even when reversing.

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Checking your VIN Plate...

Please remember to check your vehicle's towing capacity shown on the VIN plate. If your car doesn't have a towing capacity, we cannot legally fit a Towbar to your vehicle. We recommend you do this before booking, as some vehicles vary throughout make and model (even though we may show some available).

which towbar is best for you?

More about The BMW 1 Series

The BMW Head-Up Display projects information relevant to the journey directly into the drivers’ field of vision. Making it much easier for the driver to concentrate on their driving rather than focusing on road signs. Information such as current speed, navigation directions, speed limit info, and even a no-overtaking indicator.

When exploring rough terrain, the BMW XDrive supports the driver by smoothly distributing the drive power to the front and rear wheels for enhanced traction, driving dynamics and safety. The Adaptive suspension adjusts the damper characteristics to suit the driving situation. It also combines ride comfort and driving dynamics to enable the best possible safety. The driver can enhance their driving experience by choosing between standard Comfort mode or Sport Mode.

BMW 1 Series Towbars

What's my Towing Capacity?

The BMW 1 Series has an approximate towing weight of 1500KG; however, this is determined by the model of the vehicle. To determine an accurate towing capacity for your 1 Series, please refer to the VIN plate located under the bonnet or on the passenger door sill.

Which Towbar is best for my vehicle?

The BMW 1 Series has plenty of options available when it comes to picking the perfect Towbar.

The fixed flange is a permanent towbar fixed to the BMW 1 Series; this Towbar cannot be removed when towing has been completed. The fixed flange towbar has a plate at the back of the Towbar that allows for bolt-on accessories to attach to the Towbar. The bolt-on plate can be used with all bolt-on cycle carriers and bumper protector plates. The fixed flange towbar is compatible with all cycle carriers, trailers, and caravans; however, if towing a caravan with an ALKO stabiliser, then an ALKO towball will need to be purchased beforehand.

The fixed swan neck is also available for the BMW 1 Series; this style of Towbar will also be permanently attached to the chassis. The fixed swan neck has a thin towbar neck and is therefore popular with customers whose 1 series are equipped with parking sensors, as this Towbar is less likely to cause any interference with parking sensors. The fixed swan neck towbars are compatible with all trailers, clamp-on style cycle carriers and caravans.

The detachable swan neck towbar is versatile as it can be removed once towing has been completed. This allows for the original aesthetics of the vehicle to be returned, as once the towbar neck has been removed, everything else is practically invisible. When the towbar neck has been removed from the Towbar, the vehicle’s parking sensors will be unaffected and can continue to work as intended. The detachable swan neck is compatible with all clamp-on style towbars, trailers, and caravans, including those with an ALKO stabiliser. Due to the detachable swan neck style, no ALKO ball is required when towing anything with an ALKO stabiliser.

Will it need a bumper cut?

When fitting a towbar to the BMW 1 Series, a non-visible bumper cut will be required; this modification will only be noticeable when looking at the vehicle’s underskirt. Please be aware that some vehicles may need to be modified further due to the range of bumper styles available for the 1 Series. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales team for more information on bumper cuts on specific models.

BMW 1 Series Towbars

Why choose Towbar Express?

With over 30 years of industry-leading experience, at Towbar Express, know what we're doing. Our commitment to excellence is unmatched—we exclusively employ our highly skilled towbar engineers, guaranteeing superior service tailored to your needs. Unlike other providers, we never outsource our work, ensuring meticulous attention to detail and unmatched quality every time.

Our engineers undergo continuous training to stay ahead of the curve, ensuring they possess the latest knowledge to handle new vehicle makes and models with ease. At Towbar Express, we're dedicated to understanding every aspect of your vehicle, providing you with peace of mind and confidence in our service.

Don't just take our word for it—our extensive collection of Trustpilot and Google reviews speaks for itself. With thousands of satisfied customers leaving us glowing 5-star ratings, each review reaffirms our unwavering commitment to excellence. Experience the difference with Towbar Express today and join our ever-growing list of delighted customers!

How do I book a Towbar Fitment?

We know our customers lead busy lives, which is why our engineers will come to your home or your place of work. You can choose a morning appointment between 8 am and 12 pm or in the afternoon between 12 pm and 6 pm. Our team will fit your Towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Our Towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours, depending on your vehicle.

To get a quote, all you need to do is search for your vehicle above or enter your registration number and postcode above. You can book your date, time, and location online, and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, the Engineer will also bring those.