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All you need to know about towbars for Mercedes Benz CLA Class

Mercedes Benz first introduced the CLA Class into their range in 2013. The Mercedes Benz CLA Class is available as a Estate, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Mercedes Benz CLA Class, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Mercedes Benz CLA Class below.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Saloon Towbars

The Mercedes Benz CLA Class Saloon was first released in 2013. To determine which variant of Mercedes Benz CLA Class you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Saloon Nose Weight

Saloon models made between 2013 and 2019 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class 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 Mercedes Benz CLA Class 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class 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 Mercedes Benz 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Saloon Bumper Cuts

Saloon models made between 2013 and 2019 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Saloon Towing Capacity

Saloon models made between 2013 and 2019 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 2000 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Estate Towbars

The Mercedes Benz CLA Class Estate was first released in 2015. To determine which variant of Mercedes Benz CLA Class you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Estate Nose Weight

Estate models made between 2015 and 2019 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, vehicles made after 2019 have a minimum nose weight of 120 kg and a maximum nose weight of 120 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class 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 Mercedes Benz CLA Class 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class 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 Mercedes Benz 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Estate Bumper Cuts

Estate models made between 2015 and 2019 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2019 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.


Mercedes Benz CLA Class Estate Towing Capacity

Estate models made between 2015 and 2019 have a towing capacity of 1500 kg to 2000 kg, vehicles made after 2019 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 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.


To find specific details for your Mercedes Benz CLA Class, select your vehicle below.



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