2018-2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i (& M-Sport)

2018-2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i (& M-Sport)

2018-2021 BMW X3 M40i

Build Your Package

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

BMW X3 sDrive30i (& M-Sport),  X3 xDrive30i (& M-Sport),  X3 M40i



Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stealth’s fully welded tow hitch for the BMW X3 is strong and durable with a Lifetime Guarantee. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.


Hitch Towing Capacity

- 6,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)

- 600 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

Rack Receiver Capacity

 - 600 lbs - 2" receiver (standard)

 - 300 lbs - 1-1/4" receiver

 * Do not exceed the weight ratings of the hitch, trailer, or vehicle.

 * See trailer and vehicle manufacturer’s information for ratings.


Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.



      What's included in each BMW Hitch package?

      Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the BMW X3 Conversion Package.

      The BMW X3 hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

      The BMW X3 Combo Hitch Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch. When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops.  This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.

      Stealth Wiring Harness

      Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.

      We also offer an active harness option for added features such as:

      • Disabling the back-up sensor to eliminate beeping while backing up to your trailer.
      • Rear camera zoom at the trailer connection point for positioning the vehicle and preventing damage to the vehicle.
      • Stability control to limit trailer sway. 
      • This harness requires the same programming as the factory hitch harness.
      • We can program your vehicle remotely, preventing the need to take the car to a dealer or BMW shop for programming.
      • The active harness is only compatible with vehicles that have the Trailer Tow Hitch Preparation Option (Option Code 8SL.)  A BMW dealer will be able to identify if your vehicle has this option by the VIN.

      Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack package offers plus all components needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

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      Richard C.
      United States United States
      Great Hitch, Just Pricey

      So far so good. Well made, but we received a defective rack attachment and are waiting for the replacement. Big issue fwiw is price. But the hitch is great and the stealth feature is worth a lot. So I should stop complaining I guess!

      Robert R.
      United States United States
      Even better than I expected.

      Overall, my experience with this hitch has been great. I installed the hitch on my 2020 BMX X3 M40 with a friend and we completed the install in about 4 hours. The system is super solid and quite simply, just works! One issue we had was while torquing the 2 bolts to the prescribed 150 ft lbs we accidentally broke off the locking mechanism. Clearly my fault. I called Stealth, and they shipped me a replacement lock assembly 2nd day air, all free of charge, to my home in Hawaii! Great service too!

      slawomir M.
      United States United States

      I bought the hitch for my BMW x3i my friend is in the auto body business he installed it for me it took him about two hours it was very simple for him .he had the tools. love the hitch.when not using the bike racks I pop it out it looks great

      United States United States
      New hitch

      Excellent. No waiting; was installed in the time they said. Excellent product.

      United States United States
      Excellent Product

      Excellent quality, very well designed and engineered.