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Mercedes R Class Towbars

Mercedes R Class Towbars

Mercedes R Class Towing Specifics

The Mercedes R Class was first introduced in 2006 by the German manufacturer as a luxury SUV, carrying impressive towing capabilities. Currently, there is one generation of the Mercedes R Class, 2006 onwards. We will cover the towing specifics of this vehicle below.

Mercedes R Class 2006 Onwards Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Mercedes R Class 2006 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 R Class 2006 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 R Class year range 2006 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 R Class vehicles made from 2006 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 R Class 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 and visible bumper cuts for the tow bars offered with the Mercedes R Class 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 R Class vehicle manufactured 2006 onwards, the 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 R Class 2006 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 R Class, the towing weight capacity for the tow bars is up to 2100kg depending on which towbar you chose.

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

MR36AS
USD $ 279.62

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  2100

Nose Weight Kg:  85

461700
USD $ 740.48 USD $ 325.82

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Horizontal

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  2100

Nose Weight Kg:  85

043-033
USD $ 349.47

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  AMG

Towing Weight Kg:  2100

Nose Weight Kg:  85

313222
USD $ 434.24

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  2100

Nose Weight Kg:  85

MR36AQ
USD $ 414.65

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Quantum Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Non Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  2100

Nose Weight Kg:  85