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Platform Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon

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Hi, Im looking for your recommendation for a platform rack for a 2015 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon. Well be using your recommended 1 1/4inch hitch C11367. Were looking to transport a mens hybrid as well as a ladies cruiser bike with no cross beam. Im looking for something relatively light, that ideally also folds up, and has the capability for tilting so I can open the back hatch. Thank you

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The Curt hitch part # C11367 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, but your best option and my recommendation would be the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver item # SH84VR. This hitch receiver offers you a 2" opening instead, and a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs which will open up a much wider variety of options when it comes to a compatible platform bike rack (as well as any other hitch mounted accessories).

The best platform bike rack we offer for your needs is the Saris SuperClamp EX 2 part # SA4025F. Most platform bike racks are pretty heavy but this one is only 35 lbs and also uses wheel clamps instead of frame clamps so your alternative frame bike would work great with it. Only downside is that it can't tilt with bikes loaded. Platform bike racks in general aren't great racks to try and tilt with bikes loaded as the weight of the bikes makes the tilting somewhat difficult.

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