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2015 BMW X1 Towing Capacity

How much can a 2015 BMW X1 pull? Compare 3 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2015 BMW X1 Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • sDrive 28i 4dr 4x2 Sports Activity Vehicle - 3,700 lbs
  • xDrive 28i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle - 3,700 lbs
  • xDrive 35i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle - 3,700 lbs

sDrive 28i 4dr 4x2 Sports Activity Vehicle

Maximum Towing Capacity - 3700 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that BMW X1 is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 4497 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight BMW X1 is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 3527 lb

This is how much BMW X1 weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 970 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 240 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 260 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.15

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 108.7

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your BMW X1.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your BMW X1.

xDrive 28i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle

xDrive 35i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2015 BMW X1 maximum towing capacity?

When organizing exciting trips outside, you need to be aware of the 2015 BMW X1 towing capacity, which is the crucial characteristic for such adventure. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's greatest amount of weight that it will safely tow. This info can generally be found on a sticker located within the driver's door next to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the highest operating weight (which includes freight and passengers) and really should not be violated. As a rule, the weight of a trailer being pulled is usually recommended to be 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Beneath, the information about the towing capacity of the 2015 BMW X1 with all trims and generations. Take note that the maximum towing weight can vary greatly depending on the braking system of what is being towed. If a trailer features its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Or else, it really is unbraked capacity. When selecting your RV, you need to remember that its weight and score is obtained from the trailer's producer plus all the additional payload you are going to put into it should never go over the 2015 BMW X1 towing capacity. Violating this important principle will impact your capability to control and make a full stop in time and can eventually cause long-lasting problems for your car or even trigger crashes on the roads.


Drivers must not exceed the BMW X1 towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.