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      02-15-2020, 05:49 AM   #1
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330e MSport towbar

Does anyone have a 330e with a towbar. Have ordered mine with one for bikes mainly. What does it do to the ride etc? Also, why is tow capacity reduced? Frame is the same as all other 3 series? TIA.
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      02-15-2020, 12:11 PM   #2
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Lucky you to have the ability to have a towbar - my 330e delivered in October was before they added it as an option, which is not retrofittable...... Left me fuming, as they clearly changed the spec of a brand new car almost immediately. 😡

In terms of reduced towing capacity, its because of the effect that towing has on electric motor and regenerative braking. Teslas have the same restrictions.
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Lucky you to have the ability to have a towbar - my 330e delivered in October was before they added it as an option, which is not retrofittable...... Left me fuming, as they clearly changed the spec of a brand new car almost immediately. 😡

In terms of reduced towing capacity, its because of the effect that towing has on electric motor and regenerative braking. Teslas have the same restrictions.
Sure it is not retro fitable? Unless the mounting is different then normal g20, they can order a retro fit set which is the same as original.
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Sure it is not retro fitable? Unless the mounting is different then normal g20, they can order a retro fit set which is the same as original.
Afraid not. I checked with BMW UK and my dealer. They reenginerred the battery position to allow a tow bar fitting. There is no space to add one on the first 2 months of builds - they changed the spec from November, meaning those of us who placed early orders are badly disadvantaged. I only wanted it for putting a tin bar bike rack on the back. 🙄
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