Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 BMW 5 Series

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Is there a trailer hitch for my 2019 bmw 5 series? I am not going to be doing any towing or anything I just want to use a bike rack, and I'm also loking for a new one of those!

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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 and comes with a lifetime warranty which speaks to its durability. I've added a link to a video install for you to check out as well.

For a bike rack, you will need one that is compatible with a Class I hitch and I recommend checking out the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 because it offers a superb combination of function and style. The Sherpa 2.0 comes in your choice of colors: Black # SH12B, Pearl # SH12P, or Gray # SH12G.

The Sherpa 2.0 will install in your BMW's hitch with the swift and simple turn of a knob, making it one of the easiest bike racks in the industry to use. This knob also works as an anti-rattle device, giving you a very quiet ride so you can reach your biking destination in peace. The rack even tilts down (with the bikes loaded if need be) and folds up with the use of a handy foot lever.

Additionally, the Sherpa 2.0 comes with a hitch lock to secure the rack to your BMW, along with a cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack, helping protect your investments.

This bike rack has a 40 lb per bike weight capacity and will fit wheels that are between 25 inches and 29 inches or between 20 inches and 24 inches with the use of Adapter # 016-025-00-00. It will also work with tires up to 3 inches wide but if you have tires that are from 3 inches to 4.8 inches wide you can add the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks # APBK. I have added links to a couple video reviews of this rack for you to take a look at.

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