BMW X5 Rack Installation Photos

The BMW X5 has been around since the turn of the century, evolving into an SUV that balances power, refinement, and luxury with great road manners.

To find the best fitting rack for your BMW X5 choose one of the following:


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 Motion Special Edition cargo box on a Thule base roof rack installed on a 2016 BMW X5.

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

2003 BMW X5 2 inch hitch receiver
BMW X5 Other Products installation
BMW X5 Other Products installation
BMW X5 Other Products 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 X5s 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.

2021 BMW X5 has outfitted with a Stealth Hitch to accommodate for the customer’s Kurt NV Base 2.0. Rack and Trail Ready!
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

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

2019 BMW X5 outfitted with the exclusive Thule Motion XT XXL, 460R Podium Towers, and Evo Wingbars (53"). The customer initially wanted to go with the Motion XT XL, but with a growing family and a minimal difference in price. He then opted for the Motion XT XXL! Ready for an adventure!
2019 BMW X5 Thule 460R Flush rail system with Wingbar Evo 135 and a Thule Motion XT XL Black Cargo box on top.

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 added to the styling of this BMW with the Fancy new Thule Vector Alpine. Sleek low profile looks with great function.
BMW X5 2019 with the Thule 460R Evo Wingbar Crossbars in Black and the Thule Motion XT XL Cargo Box in Black
Thule Motion Alpine XT on AeroBlade Edge Racks

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 60" track setup on a BMW X5, with black Thule Wingbars on top of Thule 460R towers.
This is a Thule Wingbar Evo setup on a BMW X5 With a Thule Motion XL cargo box adjacent to a Thule ThruRide roof mount bike rack!

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X5s 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 X5 2019 with the Thule 460R Wingbar Evo Crossbars in black and two Thule UpRide Bike Rack Carriers

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.

Helped out a customer with their X5M! Great Thule Wingbar system with a Motion XL and Yakima Highspeed!

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

BMW X5 2018 with the Thule Aeroblade Edge Flush Rail Crossbars in black

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 X5. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your BMW X5.

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

2017 BMW X5 with Thule Aeroblades, 460R towers, Fit kit 4023 and the Thule 606 Flow cargo box.

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.

BMW X5 2012 with the Thule Hyper XL Cargo Box
BMW X5 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X5 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X5 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

BMW X5 2018 with Thule 460R Rapid Aeroblade Crossbars in Silver with the Thule Force XT L Cargo Box
BMW X5 2018 with Thule 460R Rapid Aeroblade Crossbars in Black with the Thule Motion XT XL Cargo Box in Black
BMW X5 2018 with Thule 460R Rapid Aeroblade Crossbars in Black with the Thule Motion XT XL Cargo Box in Black

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X5s 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 BMW X5 with a Thule Aeroblade edge crossbar system and Rockymounts Brass Knuckles wheel on style bike carrier.

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.

2017 BMW X5 with a Thule Flow cargo box.
This is a Aeroblade system with the low profile Flow box on a X5

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X5s 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 two bike platform style hitch rack on a BMW X5
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

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 2012 BMW X5 cargo box/cargo carrier roof rack system
This is a custom 2007 BMW X5 cargo box/cargo carrier roof rack system

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X5s 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 X5 bike roof rack system
BMW X5 Bike Racks installation

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

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

This is a custom 2009 BMW X5 roof rack system. Please note the alternative products may be sized differently, please allow your installer to choose the correct bar size.
BMW X5 Base Roof Rack Systems installation

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

We suggest these current products: