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.

This customer outfit their X1 for some serious adventures. The Kuat Piston Pro X on a Stealth hitch off of the rear of the vehicle. A Thule roof rack provides an excellent foundation for any tent under 165lbs. The Roof Nest Falcon Pro is an awesome low profile roof top tent that allowed the vehic
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!

2023 BMW X1 with a brand new Stealth Hitch
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2021 BMW X1 with Curt hitch receiver.
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Curt hitch #13303 installation on a 2018 BMW X1
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Reliable class 3 Curt hitch with a 2” receiver mounted on a pretty 2015 BMW X1.
Trailer hitch on a BMW X1 2022
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:

2016 BMW X1 CURT trailer hitch install (13467)
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation
BMW X1 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

A Class 3 Curt Trailer Hitch, 2" Receiver, On a 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

This rack setup uses the following products:

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:

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 Wingbar edge roof rack system and Thule Motion XT L cargo box
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

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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.

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 X1 with a Stealth hitch and Piston Pro with single bike add-on
On this BMW X1 we started with installing a Curt Class 3 hitch. This supports thr Kuat NV Base bike rack.
Class 3 Curt hitch installed on 2018 BMW X1 Xdrive, with a Kuat NV 2.0 and 1 bike add on
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.

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

A customer-supplied Thule Evo Flush Rail roof rack system from an older model of X1 that is still compatible with this lovely 2021 BMW X1.
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:

A BMW X1 get a roof rack installed
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:

2015 BMW X1 equipped with a Thule Rack System and a Yakima Sweetroll kayak carrier!
Installed Yakima Sightline towers w/ sightclip 20 and 50 in. jetstream bars onto a 2022 BMW X1. Also added a Yakima highspeed bike rack.
A 2013 BMW X1 featuring a Thule evo clamp roof rack and a Yakima LoadWarrior basket.
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.