More about BMW 5 Series Towbars
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.
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.
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 whether you want your appointment to be in the morning 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. All you need to do is search for your car above or enter your registration number and postcode above to get a quote. 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.
Why choose Towbar Express?
Towbar Express have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need! We employ all our Towbar Engineers, so we won’t just contract out the work to a 3rd party company. They are all trained to a high standard, and training is carried on throughout their employment with us to ensure they understand every aspect of every vehicle. New vehicles are released every year, and our Engineers are trained, and their knowledge is updated constantly.
We have over 3000 Trustpilot and google reviews from past customers who are happy with our work! Every day another 5-star review comes through, which is how we know we have satisfied customers and are doing a fantastic job!