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All you need to know about towbars for Audi A6

Audi first introduced the A6 into their range in 1998. The Audi A6 is available as a Estate, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Audi A6, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Audi A6 below.


Audi A6 Estate Towbars

The Audi A6 Estate was first released in 1998. To determine which variant of Audi A6 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Audi A6 Estate Nose Weight

Estate models made between 1998 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2005 and 2012 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg, between 2011 and 2014 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2014 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2015 and 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, vehicles made after 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 135 kg and a maximum nose weight of 135 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Audi A6 Estate Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Audi A6 Estate

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Audi A6 Estate Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Audi dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Audi A6 Estate Bumper Cuts

Estate models made between 1998 and 2004 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2005 and 2012 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2011 and 2014 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2014 and 2015 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2015 and 2018 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2018 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Audi A6 Estate Towing Capacity

Estate models made between 1998 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1940 kg to 1940 kg, between 2005 and 2012 have a towing capacity of 2200 kg to 2500 kg, between 2011 and 2014 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg, between 2014 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg, between 2015 and 2018 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2640 kg, vehicles made after 2018 have a towing capacity of 2100 kg to 2100 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Audi A6 Saloon Towbars

The Audi A6 Saloon was first released in 2004. To determine which variant of Audi A6 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Audi A6 Saloon Nose Weight

Saloon models made between 2004 and 2011 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 90 kg, between 2014 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2016 and 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Audi A6 Saloon Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Saloon to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Audi A6 Saloon

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Saloon, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Saloon and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Audi A6 Saloon Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Saloon requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Saloon can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Audi dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Audi A6 Saloon Bumper Cuts

Saloon models made between 2004 and 2011 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2014 and 2015 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2016 and 2018 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Audi A6 Saloon Towing Capacity

Saloon models made between 2004 and 2011 have a towing capacity of 2200 kg to 2500 kg, between 2014 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg, between 2016 and 2018 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2640 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Saloon is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Saloon may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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