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BMW 5 Series Towbars

BMW 5 Series

We stock a full range of towbars and towing electrics to fit your BMW 5 Series.

The BMW 5 series is a clear winner in the smaller luxury car category, it is a larger version of its sister the BMW 3 series, its popularity comes from being kept up to date by BMW, which has seen the introduction of LED lights a larger grille and an attractive body kit.

The BMW 5 Series, available with punchy engines and optional four-wheel drive, makes a fantastic towing vehicle, whether towing a caravan, trailer, horsebox.

It is a roomy and very comfortable car to travel in with the family. It boasts iDrive technology allowing you to use the sat-nav for any journeys you want to take. The new 2017 model has larger boot space compared to the older model allowing more room for your bags. There is even an option of lowering the rear seats, increasing the capacity to 1700 litres.

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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).

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The BMW 5 series has a huge towing capacity, so ultimately towing with a caravan is a breeze. It’s quick with TwinPower Turbo and eDrive technology; the BMW 5 series is stable and responsive in an emergency.

Independent research suggests that this vehicle is one of the fastest accelerations vehicles whilst towing a caravan. It goes from 0 to 62mph in only 5.9 seconds. The 5 series can pull away quickly without any wheelspin due to the four-wheel-drive system. This incredible power is paired with intelligent lightweight construction and superb xDrive handling to deliver an impeccable experience.

Obviously, safety is more important than speed; however, the engine’s 457lb-ft of torque makes towing easy with so much muscle in reserve, and it’s extremely stable at speed.

BMW 5 Series Towbars

What’s my Towing Capacity?

Dependant on the 5 series model, the towing capacity is approx. 1700kg to 2000kg; however, this can vary on each vehicle, so you should read and check your VIN Plate before towing anything.

The xDrive 4x4 model adds 50kg for the kerb weight compared with the rear-wheel-drive model making the towing capacity slightly higher. Some models are petrol, diesel and plug-in Hybrid. We recommend that you check the towing capacity for any car shown on the VIN plate of your vehicle. This is usually located on the passenger door B pillar in a white sticker format; however, sometimes they are found under the bonnet.

Which Towbar is best for my vehicle?

All three towbar types are available for the BMW 5 Series and dependant on what you are towing, and the individual vehicle depends on which Towbar to choose. If your 5 series have parking sensors, we will always recommend you have a detachable towbar fitted. When you aren’t towing, you can remove the neck section of the Towbar, so that it won’t interfere with your parking sensors or camera.

We cannot guarantee the fixed swan neck option won’t interfere with the sensors as you will be adding a permanent fixture to the back of your vehicle. If you have the option of turning your sensors off via a switch inside the car, then you could do that. We never guarantee it won’t set parking sensors to beep when in reverse.

Will it need a bumper cut?

During fitment, the bumper will be removed, and the Towbar and electrics fitted. There won’t be a bumper cut; however, there is a cut on the undertray. Please see the image below for more information. If you require any further information about the bumper cut to your vehicle, please call our customer service team, who will help.

BMW 5 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.

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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.