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what is limiting the towing capacity to 5000lbs?

VW Touareg can tow 7700 lbs
Lexus and Toyotas SUVs can tow even more

Jim Chen Tesla VP promised over 5000lbs and close to 10000lbs towing capacity?

are details being left out in the presentation tonight?

could it be 5000lbs dead hitch weight but much higher using a Weight distribution hitch?

Is the battery capacity the limiting factor in towing?

Once the battery capacities increase will tow ratings increase?
I just received the following email from Tesla

Thank you for configuring your Model X with the Tow Package.

We want to provide some clarification regarding the towing capacity of Model X to ensure you get the right configuration for your needs. When configured with 22" wheels, the towing capacity of Model X is 3,500 pounds. When configured with 20" wheels, the towing capacity of Model X increases to 5,000 pounds.

Should you wish to alter your configuration to include 20" wheels for a higher towing capacity, please email us and a member of the Tesla Team will reach out within 24 hours to update your configuration. Alternatively you can call us at 888-51 TESLA.

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