BMW X3 (G01) Also fits M40i (2018-2021)

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 X3 G01 Hitch (Also fits M40i)


Tow (Stealth) Installation

Tow (Active) Installation

Rack Installation

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.

The vehicle capacities with the BMW X3 trailer hitch are:

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 6,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 5,500 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 500 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 350 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

 * Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.


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 (G01) Conversion Package.

      The BMW X3 (G01) 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 (G01) 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.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carry a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

      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.
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      Stealth Hitches BMW X3 (G01) Also fits M40i (2018-2021) ReviewStealth Hitches BMW X3 (G01) Also fits M40i (2018-2021) Review

      Install went smoothly

      The install went very well, instructions, plus on-line video made this easy. Would have been done in 3 hrs, except I had to go buy one tool (a deep well socket- $3), which if I had read instructions thoroughly before hand I would have already purchased it. My only issue came post-install. The key for the locking mechanism did not work, so I could not remove the hitch receiver after I was done using it. The Stealth team, was very responsive!! (A+) contacted them on Thursday and I had a set of all the keys styles on Saturday. It turned out (as I suspected) , the wrong set of keys were sent, while not ideal, those things happen occasionally. They had given me the option of trying the keys, our getting the whole mechanism (in case it was a defective lock). Thankfully it was the key.

      United States United States

      Stealth Hitch for BMW 2020 X3

      Outstanding, hitch was easy to install and even easier to use. Great product and the best customer service. Thank you Stealth!

      Steve B.
      United States United States
      Stealth Hitches BMW X3 (G01) Also fits M40i (2018-2021) Review

      BMW M40i 2018 Stealth Attack

      I inquired only recently to order a rack unit for my BMW M40i. Initially was told stock was back ordered after the successful sales season after the COVID summer demand. My research convinced me that StealthHitch was the only choice for me and Steve Nance was very honest and informative about the delivery schedule given the product demand. I put in the order and received the product weeks early!! Looks badass stealth.

      GRAEME M.
      Canada Canada
      Stealth Hitches BMW X3 (G01) Also fits M40i (2018-2021) Review

      So far so good

      Quick delivery quality install, haven't used it yet but invisible which is great

      John G.
      United States United States

      Great product

      Looks and works excellent!

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