The BMW i3 is the perfect car for adventure!

The BMW i3 provides pure driving pleasure – so why not let this trailer hitch for BMW i3 help make your travels even better? Whether it’s camping in the great outdoors, mounting a cargo tray or bicycle rack on your BMW i3 hitch, safety is the most important thing to remember before heading out! But do you know where to start when it comes to hauling items with your BMW i3? If not, use our helpful guide below to get you on your way to your next journey!


1.) Know Your Capacity: The first thing you need to know before hauling bikes with your BMW i3 is the weight capacity that the i3 is able to handle. The capacity of your BMW i3 can be found in the owner’s manual. It’s incredibly important to stay within these weights to prevent any potential damage to your i3 or your trailer hitch.

With a hitch installed on your BMW i3, it makes your vehicle even more versatile!


2.) Get Hitched:

When it comes to trailer hitches for the BMW i3, it’s better to have a hitch that isn’t so low that it drags on the ground when fully loaded with bikes. Luckily, the EcoHitch for the BMW i3 has 2-inch and 1¼-inch receivers available. Because of the two different sizes available, this BMW i3 hitch is compatible with a variety of accessories including cargo trays, bike racks and more! Unlike roof racks that interfere with the aerodynamics of your vehicle, loading accessories using your EcoHitch will also eliminate vertical clearance issues and potential damage to your i3 while loading and unloading.

The EcoHitch is rated at 200 pounds tongue weight and is engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards using state-of-the-art testing methods. Perfect for all your bike rack and accessory needs. This 100 percent bolt-on hitch installation requires absolutely no drilling into the car’s frame. That means you can have many adventures and years of use without having to worry about the frame of your vehicle rusting from other trailer hitches that require drilling.


3.) Practice: As the saying goes – practice makes perfect! Make sure that you take your i3 out for a couple of short practice runs with the bike rack inserted into the receiver and bikes loaded on the rack. This will help you see if there are any adjustments that you need to make.

It’s important to remember that hauling behind your i3 is going to feel different and you’ll need to adjust your driving style. That means adding more space between you and the vehicles in front, so you can have more time to brake.


4.) Have fun:

Don't forget to have fun while you're hauling extra cargo and bikes with your BMW i3!

Now that you have your hitch installation completed, are within your towing

limits, have checked your vehicle and have done a couple of practice runs – you are ready to hit the road! With a hitch installed on your i3, you don’t have to store your bikes and extra materials in the trunk of your car. Now you can bring more items with you including bikes, a cargo tray and more. This makes it so that on your next adventure, you have all you need to make it perfect with memories to last a lifetime.
If you’re interested in getting your BMW i3 a hitch receiver for all your bike rack and accessory needs – read below for further information!


2014-2017 BMW i3 EcoHitch Features: 

  • Completely concealed design - only receiver is visible when installed
  • 100 percent bolt-on installation - no drilling required
  • Engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards
  • Available in 1¼-inch and 2-inch receivers
  • Does not affect ground clearance
  • Coated with high impact powder coat for durability
  • Material can include a qualified combination of aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel or steel*
  • Eco-friendly, made with recycled materials
  • Lightweight
  • Free shipping to lower 48 states
  • Made in U.S.A
  • Lifetime Warranty

*Depending on the application, the product can include a combination of up to three qualified materials

EcoHitch - Hidden:
All EcoHitch models are precision manufactured to have hidden crosstubes when installed. The only part of the hitch that is ever visible is the receiver and has a higher level of ground clearance than most hitches available.


BMW i3 EcoHitch (x7277 and x7278) fits:

  • 2014 BMW i3 EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2014 BMW i3 w/ Range Extender EcoHitch trailer hitch


  • 2015 BMW i3 EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2015 BMW i3 w/ Range Extender EcoHitch trailer hitch


  • 2016 BMW i3 EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2016 BMW i3 w/ Range Extender EcoHitch trailer hitch


  • 2017 BMW i3 EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2017 BMW i3 w/ Range Extender EcoHitch trailer hitch

To learn more about EcoHitch for the BMW i3, give us a call at 877-343-6933, or visit the BMW i3 hitch page. Your BMW i3 has the potential energy to spark inspiration wherever it goes, and with the EcoHitch trailer hitch it’s even more versatile and ready for adventure!

Get Out and Go with EcoHitch!

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Written by: Kerstin Stokes



As a graduate from the College of Idaho with a B.A. in both History and Art, Kerstin has found her passion for writing and marketing. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes, spoiling her cat Clio and daydreaming about future travels.