BMW X3 Rack Installation Photos

A four-cylinder in a BMW SUV just sounds ludicrous, right? Such an engine might be good enough for Hondas and Kias, but a performance-luxury brand needs something with more guts. That certainly would be the conventional wisdom, anyway. But times, they are a-changing. The 2013 BMW X3 is the latest me

To find the best fitting rack for your BMW X3 choose one of the following:


Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2020 BMW X3 with a ridgeline system and two Brass-knuckle bike racks.

Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your BMW X3. There are a large variety of different styles and methods for carrying your boats. Take a look at the selection of Kayak Racks below to find the perfect carrier for you and your car.

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

Thule Roof rack on 2004 BMW X3

Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your BMW X3. There are a large variety of different styles and methods for carrying your boats. Take a look at the selection of Kayak Racks below to find the perfect carrier for you and your car.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X3s roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

2020 BMW X3 with Thule Apex bike rack

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

Thule's EVO rack system holds this Thule Motion XL perfectly.
BMW X3 2019 with a Thule Custom Track Installation with the Thule Aeroblade Edge Crossbars in black and the Thule Motion XT XL Cargo box in black
BMW X3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X3s roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Bmw X3 Hitch and Kuat NV 2.0
BMW X3 Bike Racks installation
BMW X3 Bike Racks installation
BMW X3 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your BMW X3. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your BMW X3.

BMW X3 2019 with the Thule 460R Evo Wingbar crossbars in Silver with the Thule SnowPack Extender Ski & Snowboard Rack in Silver
This BMW is blacked out with a Thule Aeroblade edge crossbar system and matching Snowpack 6 ski carrier. This is Thule at its best with an awesome fitting system on these BMW flush railings!

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

This X3 is fully Thule'd out. Aeroblade edge crossbars and a Thule Motion XL cargo box make this a great set up for skiing and boarding, and even camp gear in the summer months!

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2014 BMW X3, with the Thule flush rail system.
BMW X3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:
(Some of these products are unavailable)

We suggest these current products:

We installed this crossbar system on this 2017 BMW X3!

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

We installed a crossbar system on this 2017 BMW X3 for this customer's existing cargo box!

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

The Thule Motion XL is a great fit on the BMW X3, paired with a Thule wingbars and still room for a Yakima Highspeed bike rack!
2010 BMW X3, with a Thule Raised Rail System.
BMW X3 M 2018 with Thule Aeroblade Edge Black Crossbars
This is a 2009 BMW X3 with Yakima Timberline Towers, 60" Corebar and Yakima Fat Cat 6

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your BMW X3. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your BMW X3.

This is a 2014 BMW X3 with a Thule Snowpack 6 Ski Carrier on factory crossbars
BMW X3 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
BMW X3 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X3s roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

This is a custom 2008 BMW X3 ski & snowboard roof rack system

Kayak Racks See all Kayak Racks

Kayak Racks provide a way to transport your kayak(s) from storage to the shore. We carry a full range of Kayak Racks for all of your needs. No matter if you have just one boat, or a bunch, or if you need help loading your kayak on your roof alone, we have the Kayak Rack solution for you.

This is a custom 2009 BMW X3 kayak roof rack system

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your BMW X3. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your BMW X3.

This is a custom 2006 BMW X3 ski & snowboard roof rack system

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

This is a custom 2007 BMW X3 cargo box/cargo carrier roof rack system
BMW X3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:
(Some of these products are unavailable)

We suggest these current products: