Audi A4 Towbars

Audi A4 Towbars

Audi A4 Towing Specifics

The Audi A4 was first introduced in 1994 by the German manufacturer as a series of compact executive cars, designed with strong towing abilities. There are four different models included in the range; avant/estate, allroad quattro, saloon and cabriolet. We will cover the towing specifics of each model below.

Audi A4 Allroad Quattro Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 2009 onwards are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.

We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 2009 onwards towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.

Check your Audi warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Audi A3 year range 2009 onwards will require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar. Audi A4 vehicles made from 2009 will require coding.

Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Audi A4 Allroad Quattro vehicles will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

2009-2016 models require a non visible bumper cut.

2016 onwards models have a choice of non visible and no bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

2009-2016 and 2016 onwards models have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 90kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Audi A3 Allroad Quattro vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

2009-2016 models have a towing weight capacity of 2000kg.

2016 onwards models have a towing weight capacity of 2100kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your A4 vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

Audi A4 Avant/Estate Towbars

The Audi A4 Avant/Estate was launched into the market in 1994. If you have a 1994 onwards Audi A4 it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can find this information in your vehicle’s log book.

Audi A4 Avant/Estate Towbar Electric Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Audi A4 Avant/Estate vehicle are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit helps to guarantee modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors function correctly, while also helping to ensure that any vehicle warranty is not affected.

Although universal electrics kits are available for the Audi A4 towbars, these could invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have and will also require a bypass relay.

Check your Audi warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All towbars for Audi A4 Avant/Estate vehicles that are fitted using a universal electrics kit may require a bypass relay.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar. Audi A4 vehicles manufactured from 1994 onwards will require coding.

Bumper cuts

Depending on the towbar, Audi A4 Avant/Estate vehicles will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

1994-2001 models have non visible bumper cuts.

2001-2004 and 2015 onwards models have a choice of non visible and no bumper cuts.

2004-2008 and 2008-2015 models have a choice of non visible and visible bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

1994-2001 models have a nose weight of 75kg.

2001-2004 models have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 85kg.

2004-2008 and 2015 onwards models have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 100kg.

2008-2015 models have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 90kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Audi A4 Avant/Estate vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

1994-2001 models have a towing weight capacity of up to 1800kg.

2001-2004 and 2004-2008 models have a towing weight capacity of up to 2000kg.

2008-2015 models have a minimum towing weight capacity of 2000kg and a maximum towing weight capacity of 2100kg.

2015 onwards models have a minimum towing weight capacity of 2100kg and a maximum towing weight capacity of 2150kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your A4 vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

Audi A4 Saloon Towbars

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Audi A4 Saloon vehicle are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit helps to guarantee modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors function correctly, while also helping to ensure that any vehicle warranty is not affected.

Although universal electrics kits are available for the Audi A4 towbars, these could invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have and will also require a bypass relay.

Check your Audi warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All towbars for Audi A4 Saloon vehicles that are fitted using a universal electrics kit may require a bypass relay.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar. Audi A4 vehicles manufactured from 1994 onwards will require coding.

Bumper cuts

Depending on the towbar, Audi A4 Saloon vehicles will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

1994-2001, 2001-2004 models have non visible bumper cuts.

2004-2008 and 2008-2015 models have a choice of non visible and visible bumper cuts.

2015 onwards models have a choice of non visible and no bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

1994-2001 models have a nose weight of 75kg.

2001-2004 models have a low nose weight of 75kg and a high nose weight of 85kg.

2004-2008 and 2015 onwards models have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 100kg.

2008-2015 models have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 90kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Audi A4 Saloon vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

1994-2001 models have a towing weight capacity of up to 1800kg.

2001-2004 models have a towing weight capacity of 1400kg up to 2000kg.

2004-2008 models have a towing weight capacity of up to 2000kg.

2008-2015 models have a minimum towing weight capacity of 2000kg and a maximum towing weight capacity of 2250kg.

2015 onwards models have a minimum towing weight capacity of 2100kg and a maximum towing weight capacity of 2150kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your A4 vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

Audi A4 Cabriolet Towbar Electric Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Audi A4 cabriolet vehicle are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit helps to guarantee modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors function correctly, while also helping to ensure that any vehicle warranty is not affected.

Although universal electrics kits are available for the Audi A4 cabriolet onwards towbars, these could invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have and will also require a bypass relay.

Check your Audi warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All towbars for Audi A4 cabriolet vehicles that are fitted using a universal electrics kit will require a bypass relay.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar. Audi A4 vehicles manufactured from 2002 onwardswill require coding.

Bumper cuts

Depending on the towbar, Audi A4 cabriolet vehicles may require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

2002-2006 and 2005-2009 models have a choice of visible and non visible bumper cuts for the tow bars offered with the Audi A4 range.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball. It is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the individual tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points.The tow bar selected will determine your vehicles nose weight.

2002-2005 models have a low nose weight of 50kg and a high nose weight of 85kg.

2005-2009 vehicles have a low nose weight of 80kg and a high nose weight of 100kg.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Audi A4 cabriolet towbars can tow safely without damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

2002-2005 models have a towing weight capacity of up to 2000kg.

2005-2009 models have a towing weight capacity of up to 2000kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your A4 vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

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