BMW X3M Competition (F97) (2020 - 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 X3M Competition (F97) Hitch


Tow Installation

Rack Installation

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions


Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for the BMW X3M (F97) 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 X3M 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, a towing package, and a combination tow and rack package.  The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages.

      The Rack Package uses a detachable rack receiver (2" and 1 1/4" square tube) 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 Tow 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.

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      BMW X3M Competition Hitch and tow kit

      The ordering was extremely fast and easy, the hitch system was very well packed and protected, the quality of the parts, fit and finishes is better than I have ever experienced with any after market accessories! The install instructions made it super easy for me. it's a prefect 10 and it's completely invisible. Thank you Stealth Hitches!

      thierry c.
      United States United States

      Stealth hitch is a perfect fit!

      Very good experience, fast shipping clear and detailed instructions.

      United States United States


      It’s everything I want it to be for my X3M. Install was a little intense, but doable with great instructions provided. Great communication with the team, as the order was delayed due to COVID-19 supply chain issues, but arrived eventually.

      United States United States

      Superior Product

      I couldn’t be happier with the quality and craftsmanship of the hitch system. All parts are very robust and though I’m only going to be using it for rack mounted stuff (for now) I have no doubt that it’s trailering capabilities are nothing but great. Installation took me about 3.5 hours. You definitely want to take your time and protect certain parts (wheel well trim in particular as called out in the instructions). Plastic pry tools are absolutely your best friend. I was able to do it all by myself with no issues. If you plan to do the same just find something to support the left side of the bumper as the PDC wire harness is on the right side. Once you pop that it’s a cake walk and reinstallation with one person was no issue either. All in all super excited with my decision to go with this product.

      Travis T.
      United States United States


      BMW didn’t offer a trailer hitch for the 2020 X3M. Fortunately I found Stealth and talked to Steve. BMW dealer technicians said it was a perfect no cut installation. They approved. Excellent quality, well engineered, heavy. Can not be seen until the mounts are attached. Better than expected.

      Jaey S.
      United States United States