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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460697

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We are looking at buying E220 AMG line but no tow weight on vin 2016. Does anyone tow with this car? There is a lot online saying that it’s illegal if it’s not on vin or V5 but I can’t believe Mercedes sell there cars as towing cars when it’s illegal ? It’s the AMG model we were looking at . From 2018 onwards it now has the figures on the vin.
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460698

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An AMG will give any trailer a little 'thrill'.

What is it that you are planning to tow?
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460701

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A swift challenger we know it can weight the question is it legal.?
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460702

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Do you have a number on your vin?
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460705

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Susan-Ronan wrote:
We are looking at buying E220 but no tow weight on vin . Does anyone tow with this car? There is a lot online saying that it’s illegal if it’s not on win or V5 but I can’t believe Mercedes sell there cars as towing cars when it’s illegal ? It’s the AMG model we were looking at . From 2018 onwards it now has the figures on the vin.

There has to be a tally plate fixed to the car somewhere which shows axle and gross loads. The braked and unbraked tow weights are on V5 documents.
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460706

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Yes looked at vin plate and it is blank at that section and the salesman looked on V5 and it has - -
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460707

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Susan-Ronan wrote:
Yes looked at vin plate and it is blank at that section and the salesman looked on V5 and it has - -

Looking at a few websites that give towing specifications there are a lot of different models. You need to spell out the year and model number. But the good news seems to be that most seem to have a decent tow load but with few down low.

Pages around 58 are useful info.
tools.mercedes-benz.co.uk/current/passen...ss-saloon-estate.pdf
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460708

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I have the tow weight for the car and yes loads of sites say what you can tow for the model however no number on vin or V5 means not legal. Looking to see if other E class owners had same issue ? And to find out what e class models do have it on there plates of V5
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460709

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Some models of car have a central exhaust,so can't fit a towbar,hence no towing figures.Maybe this is why? It's just a thought.
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Mercedes E class can it legally tow? 9 months 1 week ago #460710

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Hello Susan,

I'm sorry but its black and white. If the cars VIN plate does not contains a Gross Train Weight figure, it is illegal to try and tow with it.

Its not a simple matter of looking at the power and torque (which AMG models tend to have in abundance) there can be issues with cooling, suspension, and clutches and numerous other features including stability control systems, so the manufacture may well have designed the vehicle for sporty performance and handling, and decided to exclude towing.
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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