BMW X1 Rack Installation Photos

The 2018 BMW X1 sit near the top of the luxury subcompact SUV rankings. It features a potent turbocharged engine, athletic handling, and plenty of interior space.

To find the best fitting rack for your BMW X1 choose one of the following:


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Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your BMW X1.

Installed hitch and bike rack BMW x1
Installed hitch and rocky mounts bike rack

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 X1. 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.

2017 BMW X1 with Hull-a-port kayak rack
BMW X1 Water Sport Racks installation
BMW X1 Water Sport Racks installation
BMW X1 Water Sport Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2012 BMW X1 outfitted with Thule’s exclusive roof rack system to mount on the vehicle’s existing rail system. The 898 Hullavator Pro (Thule’s premium hydraulic kayak carrier) was then added for the customer. Kayak Ready!

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

2019 BMW X1 with a 2 inch Hitch receiver
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2016 BMW X1 - Curt Hitch and Basket install.
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Curt class 3 hitch (part # 13140) with 2” receiver installed on a 2012 BMW X1.
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

This 2020 BMW X1 got fitted with a class 2, 2” receiver hitch perfect for towing a trailer or a bike rack.
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2017 BMW X1 Fitted with Class 3, 2" hitch from Curt Manufacturing
2020 BMW X1hutch instillation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2018 BMW X1. Stealth Hitch Installation.
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2017 BMW X1 class 3 hitch installation.
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products 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.

2018 BMW X1 with a Thule Motion XL cargo box installed
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Thule Force XT L Cargo Box
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2020 BMW X1 with a Thule Evo Flush Rail Edge and Motion XT XL Cargo Box
2013 BMW X1 with OEM cross bars accessorized with a Yakima OffGrid MD, a 2" Curt hitch and a Yakima FullSwing bike rack. All Yakima products have been keyed to have matching locks.
2018 BMW X1 with a black Thule Motion XL cargo box
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2017 BMW X1 Thule crossbars and motion xl cargo box install.
This beautiful 2013 BMW X1 got a Yakima HD crossbar setup to carry their Thule luggage carrier.
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
BMW X1 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2019 BMW X1 with a Thule wingbar edge roof rack and a black Motion XT XL cargo box.
2018 BMW X1 with Thule Wingbar Evo 127 in black, and Thule Motion XT XL cargo box mounted on factory flush railings.
Thule Evo Flush and a Thule Motion XT XL on a gorgeous 2017 BMW X1!

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 X1. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your BMW X1.

BMW X1 with Flush Rails and a Thule Evo Clamp (710501) system and Wing Bars. On top of that is a track-mounted SnowPack Extender (732508) with an added tall foot extension to allow for extra binding clearance.
BMW X1 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
BMW X1 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
BMW X1 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
BMW X1 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
BMW X1 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2018 BMW X1 with Thule WingBar Evos and a Thule SnowPack 6 mounted atop.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your BMW X1s 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 2012 x1 Hitch install and Kuat sherpa
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2021 BMW X1 with 2" class 3 trailer hitch and Thule Easyfold xt bike rack
2014 BMW X1 with a Thule T2 Pro XT
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2016 BMW X1 Fitted with Curt Class 3 2" Hitch receiver and NV 2.0 Black Metallic Bike rack.
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation
BMW X1 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2021 BMW X1 with a 2 inch class 3 trailer hitch with a Yakima Ridgeback 4 hanging style hitch mounted bike carrier.
2016 BMW X1 with a class 3 Curt trailer hitch and a Kuat Sherpa platform bike rack.
2017 BMW X1. Class 3 Trailer Hitch with Thule T2 Pro XTR installation.
We installed a crossbar system and 2 roof mounted bike racks on this 2015 BMW X1!
We installed a roof rack system with crossbars, cargo basket, and awning, as well as a pivoting bike rack on this 2018 BMW X1.

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

2013 BMW X1 featuring a Thule Evo Flush roof rack and a Yakima LoadWarrior basket
2015 BMW X1 with Thule Wingbar Evo Crossbars and a Thule Motion XT XL Cargo Box.
2018 BMW X1 Thule Evo Wingbar Thule Evo FlushRail
BMW X1 Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

We installed a roof rack with a Thule SUP Taxi on a 2020 BMW X1 Wingbars evo 127 (50 in) #1711320 Evo flush (set of 4) #107106 Evo fit kit #6007 Sup taxi black/silver #10810001
On a 2021 BMW X1, Thule 127cm Aeroblade cross bars with 460R Rapid Podium, Fit Kit 4023, and Thule Apex 3 mounted on a Curt hitch (#13303).
BMW X1 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X1 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X1 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X1 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
BMW X1 Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2014 BMW X1 - Thule Evo Flush System with Wingbars and Thule Canyon XT Cargo basket
This sleek Thule Evo Flush system with the Thule Wingbar Evo looks fantastic on the BMW X1!
We outfitted this BMW X1 with the Thule Motion XL in Black and the Wingbar podium towers.
Our customer was looking for a base rack to compliment her vehicle aesthetics with an overhanging bar vs. flush bar install. These silver Aeroblades and Podium feet did just the trick!