2010-2013 BMW X5M High Performance

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.

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.

BMW X5M HP Hitch


Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for the BMW X5 (E70) 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 X5 (E70) 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 X5M (E70) High Performance Conversion Package.

    The BMW X5M (E70) High Performance 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 X5M (E70) High Performance 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. 


    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.


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    Fidencio L.
    United States United States
    Stealth Hitch Intall and first Impressions

    The install was pretty straight forward, instructions were well written. the product fit perfectly and for the 2010 X5M no cutting of the bumper was necessary. The only thing I can think of to make it absolutely 100% perfect would be to add some alternative mounting holes for the trailer lights connector socket. In the original position I couldn't open the flap. I drilled a hole midway between the two existing holes to move it further forward and now it opens perfectly and is flush with the bottom of the bumper. Also the free remote programming is a very nice touch. No trip to the dealership or shop to get it coded and to do it on my own schedule is a plus to me.

    Mark S.
    United States United States
    Never thought I would put a hitch on my car!

    I waited for years to put a hitch on my BMW X5M. I wish I had discovered Stealth Hitches sooner. Also used one of the recommended installers. Great experience all around!

    Andrew L.
    United States
    Slealth hitch on my 13 X5M

    The hitch is beautifully made and great ingenuity in the latch mechanism design. No cuts on the rear diffuser was required for the X5M version which was a huge positive.

    Stealth Hitches 2010-2013 BMW X5M High Performance Review
    Michael C.
    United States
    Hitch on 2011 BMW X5M

    I just installed the hitch itself today. The plans I got to remove my bumper were for a regular X5. So no help to me and I tried to figure it out myself but got to worried about breaking clips. I figured I would just take it to the dealer but they will not install after market hitches but I found one that would remove the bumper and I figured since it was there have them do the wiring harnes as well and program it. Cost me $500 but no broken clips and no messed up wiring so worth it in my book. Once I got the car home it was very easy to install the hitch. Now that I could see all the clips for the bumper and how they worked it was fairly easy to reinstall it. Did not have to cut the bumper but had to remove a heat shield. I moved the trailer plug bracket by drilling a few new holes so I didn’t have to cut the bumper since I had room to do so. Have not used it yet will tomorrow but right now it’s doing what I bought it for. My nice M series bumper looks the way it should and I can not see a hitch receiver.

    United States
    Amazing product!

    I have always gone with lower price hitches in the past, but the design of the Stealth Hitch immediately captured me. There was a lower cost hidden hitch option on the market, but the tow rating was reduced. The Stealth Hitch not only increased my towing capacity, but included the programming. I have not felt so good about buying an automotive product in a long time.