2016-2021 BMW X1

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 X1 F48 Hitch


Tow Installation

Rack Installation

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for the BMW X1 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 X1 trailer hitch are:

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 6,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 4,400 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 500 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 250 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 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 X1 (F48) Conversion Package.

      The BMW X1 (F48) 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 X1 (F48) 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.

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      Stealth Hitches BMW X1 (F48) (2016 - 2020) Review

      top notch quality

      The Stealth Hitch product is built to last and the execllent instructions made it easy to follow and install the hitch withought any issues. I’m very happy I decided to go for the Stealth Hitch rather than regular hitches for many reasons incl. the need for drilling. Everyone can install the Stealth Hitch at home, you just need a few basic tools. Great product, love it.

      Marco D.
      United States United States

      Great Product

      The hitch was easy to order and came on time. I was able to get a local shop to install in an afternoon. The hitch is invisible when the tongue is not installed. Used the hitch to pull a trailer cross country and had no issues.

      Michael M.
      United States United States


      All my questions answered by email before I committed to buy. Hitch arrived within a few days. Installation problem free. Looks great with the BMW x1. Happy trails!

      William T.
      United States United States
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      Great hitch!

      The hitch is great, the customer service has been quick and all is good. I had to deduct one star due to wiring harness not including sufficient wire length to run to battery. The installation instructions are very thorough with regards to what materials are included and required (tools) but there was no mention of wire. I chose to install on a holiday and that meant that I had to reassemble everything and wait to purchase additional wire, pull out the interior trim work again and complete the job later. Again - great product, just be sure to have some extra 16ga wire and couplers on hand before you begin the install.

      Raymond S.
      United States United States

      Quality Product - Highly Recommended

      I’ve only used the hitch once with a bike rack, but it worked exactly as expected. Installing and removing the receiver is very easy on the X1. Installation took a few hours, but was straight forward overall. The only things I would change are the clips supplied to re-secure the trim over the rear wheels (they are visibly different than OEM and won’t match the others on the trim), and the instructions could include higher quality images of the steps. The printed copy of the instructions is a great idea, but some of the pictures are blurry to the point where they aren’t too helpful.

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