Mercedes GLC Towbars
Mercedes GLC Class Towbars
Mercedes GLC Class Towing Specifics
The Mercedes GLC Class was first introduced in 2015 by the German manufacturer as a compact luxury SUV, fitted with impressive towing capabilities. The range currently includes an SUV and Coupe model. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.
Mercedes GL Class Coupe & SUV Towbar Electrics Kits
It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Mercedes GLC Class Coupe & SUV vehicle 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 GLC Class Coupe & SUV vehicle 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.
All tow bars for the Mercedes GLC Class Coupe & SUV models 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.
This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.
All Mercedes GLC Class Coupe & SUV models 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.
Depending on the towbar, Mercedes GLC Class Coupe & SUV models 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.
All Mercedes GLC Class Coupe & SUV models have towbars that require non-visible bumper cuts.
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.
All Mercedes GLC Class Coupe models have a nose weight of up to 120kg.
All Mercedes GLC Class SUV models have a nose weight of 100kg up to 140kg.
Towing weight is the weight that a Mercedes GLC Class vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.
For a Mercedes GLC Class Coupe vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 2600kg.
For a Mercedes GLC Class SUV vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of 2500kg up to 2600kg.
You will need to check the towing limit for your Mercedes GLC Class 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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