However, the handbook warns only to limp home if you have a puncture on the run-flat tyres while towing. Usually a manufacturer will quote a tow weight which is far greater than the mass of the vehicle. But if you need the extra ground clearance, towing capacity and the ability to carry five large and two small humans, the 2007 X5 4. There have been numerous incidents over the past several years with people killed in accidents involving tow vehicles and there are currently some people in prison over it. Also, the torque peak on the 35i is at 1300 rpm, not the 1750 rpm of the 35d.
But we really want to push it to discover what tow car ability it has. Helps when starting out with a load. Good thing that the tow loads are figured conservatively by the manufacturer. The only thing missing is steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Saw a guy on the highway with a compact truck, towing a heavy boat on a single axle trailer, when a dual axle was clearly needed. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Send Mike an Hide full review. Shift quality is excellent, and the transmission rapidly when necessary. I would not tow anything like that without a body on frame constructed vehicle. That is what you add your passengers and gear to unless the gear is stowed in the trailer. This would appear to suggest that I have about 1,400 pounds of available capacity for people and gear before maxing out the towing capacity of the X5. In an emergency manoeuvre the X5 continues to impress, despite steering that feels rather artificial and remote. There is now a 4 pin connector in the passanger rear fuse area that a brake controller can plug directly into with the supplied 4 pin adapter.
If anything, the X5 4. However, the high floor means that you need to lift items a long way up to load them. The sky-high 3500kg towing limit is far more than most caravanners would ever consider hauling, and the 2185kg kerbweight gives an 85% match figure of 1857kg. Salt water use raises even more problems. A wiring harness is not required if rack connections is the customers only application.
Good luck with your x5 and let us know how you make out with the brake controller. Getting this wrong can cost you dearly. The gas mileage sucked however. If you are going limited distances, not a lot of hills, keeping the speed down, etc, you are not stressing the vehicle as much as if you tow long distances over mountains at high speed. There is now a 4 pin connector in the passanger rear fuse area that a brake controller can plug directly into with the supplied 4 pin adapter.
Careful towing anything over the limit - if you get in an accident you are screwed with your insurance company. So, if you add gas and the rest of the things, you still should be under 3500 lbs. The rear seats fold down if more space is required, although this leaves a slight slope to the floor. Made many trips to Tahoe and Clear Lake towing all kinds of fishing boats, ski boats, and even pontoon boats behind Buick Roadmonsters, Olds 98's and yes Caddie deVilles. Submit Company releases or Product News stories to. Also, what is the cost of the dealer installed hitch and does it usually include wiring for electric brakes or at least a plug in module for a controller.
If so could you post details with pictures. What happens that tenth time when something pops in the drivetrain? However, the high floor means that you need to lift items a long way up to load them. Our test X5 had the optional 4. The brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the hose. Lots of information on towing on X5 world dot com, including instructions on installing the brake controller. The recall began February 2017. Generally this is based on the total train weight car + caravan which can be started on a 12% gradient.
There is now a 4 pin connector in the passanger rear fuse area that a brake controller can plug directly into with the supplied 4 pin adapter. The electronic parking brake holds the car and caravan still at the touch of a button, and then releases smoothly. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. No complaints there, as it's tasteful, comfortable, well-made - and now more spacious. Just make sure you have good working breaks on you bowrider's trailer for starters - disk brakes preferred! For a daily driver that will tow a holiday camper several days or weeks per year, I would choose a gasoline engine.