The Thule AeroBlade Edge multi-purpose base roof rack is a perfect fit for the 2014+ BMW X5 with flush side rails, identified by raised, but connected, rails running front to rear on the outer edges of the roof line. There is no interference with the full operation of the sunroof.
The Thule Fit Kit 4023 is specifically engineered for the BMW X5 there's no drilling, scratching, or damaging your car in any way. The kit is engineered to make strong attachment and a smooth transition from the vehicle's roofline to the integrated Edge Foot. The kit contains metal brackets, panels, fasteners and rubber gaskets as illustrated and detailed in the product manual.
Thule AeroBlade Edge Load Bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic, no whistling or howling and low wind drag. The strong aluminum BoxBeam construction has a dedicated slot for foot attachment and a separate t-slot track for mounting certain carriers.
The low-profile integrated feet are pre-assembled to the AeroBlade load bars and each foot adjusts up to 50mm for a precise fit to the flush rails. Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets, see related products.
The weight capacity of this BMW X5 base roof rack is 165 pounds evenly distributed. The load bars are manufactured in multiple lengths, this BMW X5 front position uses 7603B - large with 37.5 inches of usable bar space between the feet and the 7603B - large for the rear with 36.25 inches of usable bar space between the feet. The distance from the front load bar to the rear is variable with a recommended spacing of 27 to 32 inches, center to center.