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All you need to know about towbars for Audi A7
Audi first introduced the A7 into their range in 2011. The Audi A7 is available as a or Hatchback. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Audi A7, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Audi A7 below.
Audi A7 Hatchback(All variants) Towbars
The Audi A7 Hatchback(All variants) was first released in 2011. To determine which variant of Audi A7 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.
Audi A7 Hatchback(All variants) Nose Weight
Hatchback(All variants) models made between 2011 and 2014 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2014 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 A7 Hatchback(All variants) Electric Kits
Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.
Electric kits for Audi A7 Hatchback(All variants)
We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback(All variants), 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 Hatchback(All variants) 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 A7 Hatchback(All variants) Software Update
We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback(All variants) 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 Hatchback(All variants) 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 A7 Hatchback(All variants) Bumper Cuts
Hatchback(All variants) models made between 2011 and 2014 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2014 and 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 A7 Hatchback(All variants) Towing Capacity
Hatchback(All variants) models made between 2011 and 2014 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2640 kg, between 2014 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 Hatchback(All variants) 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 Hatchback(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.
To find specific details for your Audi A7, select your vehicle below.