The Thule AeroBlade Rapid Podium multi-purpose base roof rack is a perfect fit for the 2013 to 2018 BMW 3 Series with flush side rails, identified by raised, but connected, rails running front to rear on the outer edges of the roof line. This fit includes models equipped with the sunroof. Locks are recommended and sold separately in matched sets, see related products.
The Thule Fit Kit 4023 is specifically engineered for this vehicle 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 Rapid Podium Foot. The kit contains metal brackets, panels, fasteners and rubber gaskets as illustrated and detailed in the product manual.
Thule AeroBlade 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 Thule 460R Rapid Podium Foot offers the strongest hold, safest fit and has fewer parts than other racks for the easiest installation. The Rapid Podium foot pack provides a versatile, low profile, sleek, aerodynamic and heavy-duty base rack.
The weight capacity of this vehicle's 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 positioned at 27.5 inches, center to center.