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All you need to know about towbars for BMW 7 Series
BMW first introduced the 7 Series into their range in 1994. The BMW 7 Series is available as a or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your BMW 7 Series, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of BMW 7 Series below.
BMW 7 Series Saloon Towbars
The BMW 7 Series Saloon was first released in 1994. To determine which variant of BMW 7 Series you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.
BMW 7 Series Saloon Nose Weight
Saloon models made between 1994 and 2002 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.
What does nose weight mean?
Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.
BMW 7 Series Saloon Electric Kits
Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Saloon to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.
Electric kits for BMW 7 Series Saloon
We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Saloon, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.
Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Saloon and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.
Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.
BMW 7 Series Saloon Software Update
We will alert you as to whether your Saloon requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.
Does my vehicle need a software update?
Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Saloon can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.
Software updates can take place at your local BMW dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.
BMW 7 Series Saloon Bumper Cuts
Saloon models made between 1994 and 2002 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.
Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?
Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.
BMW 7 Series Saloon Towing Capacity
Saloon models made between 1994 and 2002 have a towing capacity of 2175 kg to 2175 kg.
Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.
What is towing capacity?
Towing capacity is the weight that your Saloon is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Saloon may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.
To find specific details for your BMW 7 Series, select your vehicle below.