Only the trailer hitches authorised by the factory should be installed for towing. As an option, the following trailer hitches
can be ordered from the factory:
Ball head type - order number:
Towing capacity max. 700 kg unbraked and 2000 - 2500 kg braked (depending on engine size) at 12% gradient rise.
As above but removal and lockable
The permissible drawbar load is 100 kg.
The maximum permissible gross pulling weight, indicated in the vehicle documents, should not be exceeded. The actual
weight of the trailer load should ot exceed the max. perm. weight of the towing vehicle.
If a trailer hitch is retrofitted
the relevant country regulations must be observed
the necessary clearance of the trailer behind the towing vehicle should be assured (DIN 74058)
the vehicle should be examined for roadworthiness at a relevant technical inspection centre
Securing points are provided in the vehicle longitudinal members.
If the body is extremely low or there is an excessive overhang, and also following overhang extensions, the use
with factory fitted trailer hitches should be ruled out.
The max. perm. towing weight (depending on engine) should be determined before retrofitting.
Space allowance in accordance with DIN 74058
Further details should be gleaned as required.
The checking of dimensions and angles must be carried out using suitable length and angle measuring instruments.
Note: Subject to errors and technical amendments. The electronic version of the body guidelines is the decisive source of up-to-date data on body guidelines (online body
guidelines). Data status August 2007