BMW 5 Series: Tow fitting - Tow-starting and towing - Breakdown assistance - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Tow fitting

The screw-in tow fitting should always be carried

The screw-in tow fitting should always be carried in the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the front or rear of the BMW. It is located in the container on the inside of the trunk lid.

▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with Tow fitting, information on use
▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with the vehicle and screw it all the way in.
▷ Use the tow fitting for towing on paved roads only.
▷ Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g., do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting.

Otherwise, damage to the tow fitting and the vehicle can occur.◀

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    Screw thread
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