BMW X1 Towbars


The BMW X1 is available with a combustion engine, as a Plug-in Hybrid or as fully electric, with different configurations of the vehicle to suit each customer's individual needs. The entry-level model to the SUV lineup feels anything but small and has increased in size considerably over the older version.

The PHEV versions of the vehicle promise a 55-mile official pure-electric range, if fully electric is what you’re looking for then the BMW iX1 is the all-electric version of the X1.

The smart design of the BMW X1 comes with a stylish finish, sharp lines and angled headlights giving even the standard model a sporty edge. The front of the vehicle hosts the distinctive double kidney grille and slim adaptive LEDs. The dynamic design includes smoked glass in the rear of the vehicle for privacy and an unmistakably modern statement.

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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 X1

The interior of the X1 includes a glitzy dual-screen layout on the dashboard, jam-packed with features and capable of receiving over-the-air updates like your smartphone. The driving position within the vehicle is comfortable, with a good vision of the whole road.

The space within the X1 is plentiful and can be adjusted to improve functionality for the family. The rear bench has a sliding function, which can increase the boot or passenger space depending on your requirement. The boot can hold the luggage of a full family, as well as immediate storage in door pockets.

BMW has manufactured the X1 to be a comfortable and easy drive despite its increase in size. It doesn’t look out of place in an urban setting as well as on those twisty country roads. The X1 comes with a reversing camera as well as front and rear parking sensors on all models. The optional ‘augmented view’ shows helpful navigation directions on the head-up display, as if they’re projected on the road itself.

What's my Towing Capacity?

The towing capacity for the BMW X1 is generous and sits between 1700kg and 2000kg, allowing it to tow a cycle carrier, trailer, or caravan. It is important to remember that not all vehicles are homologated to tow, so you must refer to the VIN plate on your vehicle before booking your towbar fitment. Please bear in mind the addition of a towbar to your Electric or Hybrid Vehicle may impact the range that the battery is capable of.

Which Towbar is best for my BMW X1?

There is a range of towbars available for the BMW X1, meaning that you don't need to compromise on the features you most desire from your Towbar.

The fixed flange towbar is an excellent option for those who do not wish to remove the Towbar after they have finished towing, although the chunkier design is known for causing some interference from the rear parking sensors. The fixed flange towbar is great for pairing with towing accessories such as bumper protector plates and bolt on cycle carriers. The accessories use the bolt on plate at the rear of the towbar meaning the driver is able to use the accessories at the same time as towing. 

The fixed swan neck towbar has a thinner towbar neck to the fixed flange towbar and therefore is less likely to be detected by parking sensors; however, this is not guaranteed. This is a great option for those who prefer a sleeker-looking towbar but do not want to remove it after towing is completed. The fixed swan neck is compatible with all ALKO stabilisers and can be used with all cycle carriers that clamp on to the towball.

Finally, detachable swan neck is the perfect choice for those who want to protect their vehicle's aesthetic. Once towing is completed, the towbar neck can be removed, and the Towbar will appear practically invisible. The towbar neck is removed by unlocking the neck and using a twist and push action. The detachable towbar is also compatible with all ALKO stabilisers and all clamp on style cycle carriers.

BMW X1 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.