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2018-2022 BMW X3 sDrive30i (& M-Sport)

2018-2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i (& M-Sport)

2018-2022 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 & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

 

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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      MR
      01/03/2022
      Max R.
      United States United States

      2022 X3 M40i Stealth Hitch with Active Wiring

      Upon the opening of the well packaged hitch, I was very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the manufactured components. In addition, I found the instructions detailed and complete. Customer service was very responsive and helpful from the beginning to end! I highly recommend this company for your towing needs!

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      AM
      12/04/2021
      Alex M.
      United States United States

      Love it

      I debated factory vs Stealth at the time we bought the car. Decided to go with Stealth, although I was nervous about installing it myself. Took me a few months to get the courage to give it a try as I was doing it by myself with limited experience. It took me about 3.5 hours to install as I am somewhat meticulous about things. Having all the right tools is a must or it would be much more difficult. So worth a few extra bucks to make sure you have everything you need. I also have one tip for those that do not have a car jack or means of raising the rear end. Because the latch lock requires 150lb of torque and the factory beam covers the hitch frame when installed, I found it easier to first attach the hitch frame and tighten the factory nuts (no need to torque them just tight enough to keep hitch frame attached) and then install and torque the latch block. Once the latch block nuts have been torqued, undo the factory bolts and reinstall the factor beam and torque the factory nuts as recommended. Overall could not have been happier with how it all turned out.

      AE
      10/11/2021
      Andrew E.
      United States United States

      Terrific Hitch and People

      I have a 2018 X3 M40I and was looking for a hitch that was practically invisible and also supported the active wiring harness available with a factory hitch. I purchased the Stealth Hitch and completed the install with my daughter in a couple of hours. The instructions were excellent and showed each step in detail. It looks like many more steps than in reality. I think we could do the whole job in just over an hour if we did it again. Cutting the gravel guard was the only risky step so we measured many times to ensure we made the right cut. I would highly recommend Stealth Hitch to anyone who does not mind doing things themselves. I was missing the controller in the packaging and they sent one out immediately. The people on the phone are very helpful and go out of the way ensure you have a good experience.

      RC
      05/26/2021
      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!

      RR
      04/29/2021
      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!