This complete multi-purpose base roof rack is for the 2011 to 2017 BMW X3 5 Door SUV with flush side rails, identified by slightly raised trim running front to rear on the outer edges of the roof line. This fit includes models equipped with a sunroof.
System includes two load bars, four feet and the complete vehicle specific fit kit. Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets, see related products.
The Thule Podium Fit Kit is the precisely engineered interface that connects the Rapid Podium Foot to the vehicle's flush side rails. There's no drilling, scratching, or damaging the vehicle in any way.
The Thule 460R Rapid Podium Foot provides the strongest hold, safest fit and has fewer parts than other racks for the easiest installation.
The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic providing maximum capacity, no whistling or howling and low wind drag. The aluminum BoxBeam construction has a dedicated slot for foot attachment and a separate t-slot track for mounting certain carriers.
The weight capacity for this BMW X3 base roof rack is 165 pounds evenly distributed. The load bar length is 47 inches plus 1-3/4 inches for both end caps (total 48-3/4 inches). Distance from the front load bar to the rear is variable, recommended spread for this application is 27.5 inches center to center. Review the instruction manual for complete technical details.