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Posted: 04/28/20 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm looking to replace my toad (Miata) with a BMW 335i with a manual trans. Any body tow one?No one said it was ok to tow the Miata or before that a MR2 so I'm not interested in recommendations. The car I'm looking at is a 2013 convertible. Bob


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Posted: 04/28/20 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

See what Remco Towing has to say.

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Don't recall seeing a BMW on the dinghy towing guides. What's the manual of the car say?


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Posted: 04/28/20 11:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The manufacturer says....? That is the safe way...follow manufacturer's recommendation on four down towing.


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Posted: 04/28/20 11:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remco says "Must use a trailer" but as I stated earlier, no manual allowed flat towing for the Miata or the MR2 and I have had thousands of trouble free miles with each of them. I'm really wondering why "Don't tow". Bob

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Posted: 04/28/20 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I towed a 1991 Miata standard shift all over the country. What year is your Miata and is it standard or automatic?

As far as REMCO requiring a trailer for the BMW....they usually know their business.


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Well since it's a 2013 model there is no worry about warranties or anything like that. I say hook it up, and pull it down the road. What's the worst that can happen, maybe a transmission gives up. That BMW / GETRAG transmission is only about $8,000 new, or maybe you can find good used one if needed.


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Well, a mini is built by BMW and they are towable 4 down. Not sure if the automatics are. And the electric minis are not.

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Reisender wrote:

Well, a mini is built by BMW and they are towable 4 down. Not sure if the automatics are. And the electric minis are not.


Not sure it is reasonable to equate a FWD to a RWD in terms of towability. Very different mechanically.


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wolfe10 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

Well, a mini is built by BMW and they are towable 4 down. Not sure if the automatics are. And the electric minis are not.


Not sure it is reasonable to equate a FWD to a RWD in terms of towability. Very different mechanically.


I actually don’t know what a mini is. FWD or RWD. We had one parked beside us in Zion last year. Nice looking car.

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