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All you need to know about towbars for Mercedes Benz M Class
Mercedes Benz first introduced the M Class into their range in 1998. The Mercedes Benz M Class is available as a or ATV/MPV. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Mercedes Benz M Class, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Mercedes Benz M Class below.
Mercedes Benz M Class ATV/MPV Towbars
The Mercedes Benz M Class ATV/MPV was first released in 1998. To determine which variant of Mercedes Benz M Class you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.
Mercedes Benz M Class ATV/MPV Nose Weight
ATV/MPV models made between 1998 and 2005 have a minimum nose weight of 135 kg and a maximum nose weight of 150 kg, between 2005 and 2011 have a minimum nose weight of 135 kg and a maximum nose weight of 140 kg, vehicles made after 2012 have a minimum nose weight of 140 kg and a maximum nose weight of 140 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 M Class ATV/MPV Electric Kits
Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/MPV to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.
Electric kits for Mercedes Benz M Class ATV/MPV
We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/MPV, 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 ATV/MPV 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 M Class ATV/MPV Software Update
We will alert you as to whether your ATV/MPV 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 ATV/MPV 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 M Class ATV/MPV Bumper Cuts
ATV/MPV models made between 1998 and 2005 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2005 and 2011 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2012 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 M Class ATV/MPV Towing Capacity
ATV/MPV models made between 1998 and 2005 have a towing capacity of 3370 kg to 3500 kg, between 2005 and 2011 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 kg, vehicles made after 2012 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 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 ATV/MPV 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 ATV/MPV 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 M Class, select your vehicle below.