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Mercedes GLA Class Towbars

Mercedes GLA Towbars

Mercedes GLA Towing Specifics

The Mercedes GLA was first introduced in 2014 by the German manufacturer as a subcompact luxury crossover SUV, designed with decent towing capabilities. Currently, there is one generation of the Mercedes GLA, 2014 onwards. We will cover the towing specifics of this vehicle below.

Mercedes GLA 2014 Onwards Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Mercedes GLA 2014 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 Mercedes GLA 2014 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 Mercedes warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Mercedes GLA year range 2014 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. Mercedes GLA vehicles made from 2014 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, Mercedes GLA 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. You have a choice of non-visible, visible and no bumper cuts for the tow bars offered with the Mercedes GLA 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 tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For any Mercedes GLA vehicle manufactured 2014 onwards, the lowest nose weight is 75kg and the highest nose weight is 85kg. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Mercedes GLA 2014 onwards towbar can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For the Mercedes GLA, the towing weight capacity for the tow bars is between1800kg and 2000kg depending on which towbar you chose.

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

MR65
USD $ 221.98

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  2000

Nose Weight Kg:  85

MR4553
[Contact us for a price]

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  1800

Nose Weight Kg:  80

MR4553
[Contact us for a price]

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  1800

Nose Weight Kg:  80

588000BR
USD $ 466.65 USD $ 205.32

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  No

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  1800

Nose Weight Kg:  75

MR65S
USD $ 221.98

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  2000

Nose Weight Kg:  85

313401
USD $ 252.77

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  No

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  1900

Nose Weight Kg:  80

050-693
USD $ 266.73

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  No

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG, Bio-Petrol and AMG Line

Towing Weight Kg:  1800

Nose Weight Kg:  75

313503
USD $ 390.62

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  1900

Nose Weight Kg:  80

MR9593
USD $ 510.72

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  No

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  2000

Nose Weight Kg:  80

MR9595
USD $ 524.33

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  2000

Nose Weight Kg:  80

MR65Q
USD $ 356.25

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Quantum Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  2000

Nose Weight Kg:  85

588100
USD $ 798.81 USD $ 351.47

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  No

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  1800

Nose Weight Kg:  75

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