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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Item # C11478
Our Price: $193.92
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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11478 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11478

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

11478 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11478 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11478

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

2018 BMW 5 Series

I followed their instructions video and everything was exactly as described. Installation took under 2h, one person. It was a little bit overwhelming to think that had to remove 30 screws, a few clips and the bumper cover, but it was very manageable with the instructions. It was well packaged, quickly delivered, seems sturdy and it looks great on my G30. Can’t wait to get my Thule hitch bike rack to try it out!


Just some background. I bought this product for a 2019 M550XI. Since it appears nobody had actually tried it, I was taking a chance based on some research and my dealer telling me there wasn't any difference between my vehicle and the other models that are listed as compatible with this hitch. Anyway, the installation went smoothly and it appears to be compatible with my vehicle perfectly. Installation time from start to finish and took exactly 2 hours. My advice is to watch the installation video a couple of times and have it handy along with the instructions as you install it.

2018 BMW 5 Series

Was a little challenging of an install. The instructions were pretty good. Will be using for a Thule bike rack. Finished job looks great.

2019 BMW 5 Series

Ordering and delivery were great. The car dealer had some problems with installation. There were some bolts or screws that hold the body work on that were not shown in the auto manufactures manual. they somehow broke a taillight but is was covered by BMW because of their faulty documentation. That's why i didn't attempt this installation on this car. German's engineer things a little differently. However, it would not be that hard to do if you are good with working on modern snap together cars.


Sturdy - excellent hitch for our e-bike rack!


Excellent service and pricing along with timely delivery!

2018 BMW 5 Series

a competitor told me that they only had a generic hitch that would require cutting a permanent notch into my rear bumper. The brand you sold me fit perfectly.


Awesome product and price!

Awesome planning on purchasing one for the next vehicle I purchase
Don S - 03/09/2021


Solid, great fit on my 2017 530 BMW

by: 09/23/2022



Thanks very much


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 BMW 530i
    For your 2018 BMW 530i we have the Curt hitch part # C11478 as a fit that would be mostly hidden once installed. Only the hitch opening hangs below the rear bumper so it's mostly out of sight. I attached an install picture that shows it installed on a similar BMW 5 Series as yours. This hitch also fits the 540i as well as the xDrive models.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Receiver Interfere With Foot-Activated Trunk Opening on 2020 BMW 540i
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11478 that fits your 2020 BMW 5 Series 540i may not interfere with the foot-activated opening of your trunk, though we haven't had any confirmation either way. Generally, with the foot-activated feature on different cars and SUVs, a hitch won't totally block that feature, it will just mean you have to kick your foot to either side of the receiver (as opposed to the middle). That would be the expectation I would have for this hitch as well. I have added...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2023 BMW 530i & 540i
    It does; I verified directly with Curt that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11478 is a fit for the 2023 BMW 530i and 540i.
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 BMW 530i
    For your 2018 BMW 530i the trailer hitch I strongly recommend is the Curt # C11478 because it is a bolt-on installation that will not require any drilling into your BMW's frame to install. This hitch will fit the 530i and 530i xDrive (as well as 540i and 540i xDrive) but keep in mind it does not fit the Gran Turismo models. This Class I, 1-1/4" trailer hitch is well hidden under your BMW, as you can see by the accompanying photo a customer sent in of this hitch installed on theirs. It...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2022 BMW 530i
    The Curt # C11478 Class I hitch you'd looked at is a fit for both 530i and 530i X-drive models, but we also have a concealed receiver model that you might be more interested in. The Stealth Hitch # SH24VR utilizes a removable receiver. You can remove the receiver when the hitch isn't being used to carry your bike rack, which would render the hitch completely invisible from the rear of the vehicle. This alternative is without a doubt more expensive than the Curt # C11478 hitch you'd looked...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 BMW 5 Series
    There is a great trailer hitch that fits your 2019 BMW 5 Series, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11478, which will work on 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, and 540i xDrive models; the only thing it will not fit is the Gran Turismo model of 5 Series. This hitch is perfect for your vehicle because not only does it not require any drilling to install but it is also almost completely hidden behind your bumper as you can see by the accompanying photo. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver...
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  • Hitch & Wiring for 2018 BMW 5 Series xDrive for Towing Utility Trailer
    We do offer a hitch for your 2018 BMW 530i with the xDrive system, Curt's 1-1/4-inch Class I model # C11478 with which you can use ball mount # C45521. You will need to add the hitch ball, one of the size required by the coupler on your trailer. Check the coupler for a sticker or stamping in the housing that indicates the required ball size, either 2-inch # A-82 or 1-7/8-inch # A-80. You will also need either a hitch pin # F-4 or a hitch lock # C23517 to secure the ball mount in the hitch. If...
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack for a 2017 BMW 5 Series
    You're in the right direction for the Class I hitch, as the Thule DoubleTrack Pro XT, part # TH92BJ is a great choice for a lot of different bikes. The DoubleTrack is fairly easy to load and the unique way that the frame clamps are mounted on the bike rack allows for you to mount in a variety of ways to the frame. I also appreciate that the DoubleTrack has an integrated lock system and its anti-rattle and sway is outright impressive. An extremely lightweight option if you're OK with...
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