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

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 pacakge offers plus all componants 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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      BMW X3 Stealth Hitch Install

      Great overall experience with Stealth Hitch, the price was a bit much but over all I had no issues with the shipping or install on the new BMW X3. The project looks daunting at first, but once I got into the it, not an issues. Stealth gave a detailed install instructions, just followed the steps in order.

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      Stealth Hitches BMW X3 (G01) 2018-Present ReviewStealth Hitches BMW X3 (G01) 2018-Present Review

      FINALLY a hitch for my BMW

      Excellent excellent service and product. I could not find anyone in my city of 200,000 who would easily install a hitch on my new 2019 X3 BMW for my bike rack. I found Stealth Hitches online, called to ask some questions and made arrangements to come up and wait for the installation. I love it - you absolutely cannot see it when the hitch is removed. It was easy for me to install at the factory when the car was on a lift, a bit trickier when I was at home by myself, but I have it now. THANKS

      Kathleen M.
      United States United States

      Totally Awesome

      Great hitch! The installation instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. We had no trouble performing this over an evening and morning. Our biggest complaint is the best part of the product--you can't even tell we did anything to the vehicle except when we're using it. We just needed a hitch receiver for a cargo box. The box has lights so I opted for the combo kit to get the wiring package. As an aded bonus, if I ever need to pull a little trailer around I'm set.

      Scott H.
      United States United States

      Awesome System

      I have used the Stealth Hitch system over the summer and love it. The design is well thought out and intuitive to use, I can install or remove it without looking, in seconds. Our BMW X3 has the "kick under the bumper to open" option for the rear lift gate and I wanted a hitch that would preserve that feature when not in use - Stealth Hitch fit the bill. The assembly is solid and looks built to last.

      James P.
      Canada Canada

      Great, but i haven't had

      Great, but i haven't had it installed on my BMW x3 yet!

      Stacy S.
      United States United States