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All you need to know about towbars for BMW X6

BMW first introduced the X6 into their range in 2008. The BMW X6 is available as a or SUV. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your BMW X6, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of BMW X6 below.

BMW X6 SUV Towbars

The BMW X6 SUV was first released in 2008. To determine which variant of BMW X6 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.

BMW X6 SUV Nose Weight

SUV models made between 2008 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 140 kg and a maximum nose weight of 140 kg, between 2015 and 2019 have a minimum nose weight of 150 kg and a maximum nose weight of 150 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 X6 SUV Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your SUV to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for BMW X6 SUV

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your SUV, 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 SUV 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 X6 SUV Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your SUV 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 SUV 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 X6 SUV Bumper Cuts

SUV models made between 2008 and 2015 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2015 and 2019 will not 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 X6 SUV Towing Capacity

SUV models made between 2008 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 kg, between 2015 and 2019 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 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 SUV 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 SUV may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.

To find specific details for your BMW X6, select your vehicle below.