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Aragorn

Towing with a B6/7 S4

Can anyone tell me the official stance on this?

I know for instance the B5 RS4 was never type approved for towing, and thus in effect its illegal to tow with one, despite the fact you can bolt a towbar on, because its paperwork doesnt specify its towing limit.

A friend is looking at a B7 S4, and has heard the same things said about that.

I'm hoping that someone with a B7 (or B6) can go and physically check the VIN plate for the Gross Train Weight, and perhaps have a look in the handbook and see if it provides a maximum towing weight in there?

Cheers
Kev
Ian_C

Have recently been reading up on this for the current S3.  Not homologated by Audi for towing.  Audi won't fit a towbar.  An aftermarket specialist in MK won't touch the job either.  Boring!
super-ron

My C5 S6 has all its towing specs on the vin tag. Even had a factory fitted towbar.
Aragorn

No-one with a B7 S4 can go look at the VIN plate for me?

For reference your looking for this:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1aumvrq...q0/2016-03-01%2009.36.02.jpg?dl=0

The list of 4 weights is the important bit. If the second one is missing, towing isnt possible.
Tony K

Just Googled it as I was curious after reading this. Seems the B6 S4 and B7 S4/RS4 were never type approved for towing.
tino

Is it not because the model of car it was based on is approved for towing ? Ie the a4/s4 b5 platform .
Aragorn

Tony K wrote:
Just Googled it as I was curious after reading this. Seems the B6 S4 and B7 S4/RS4 were never type approved for towing.


Yeh thats what i've heard, but i'd like confirmation from the VIN plate.
Aragorn

tino wrote:
Is it not because the model of car it was based on is approved for towing ? Ie the a4/s4 b5 platform .


Well seemingly the A4 models are fine for towing with, whereas the S4 is not.

If thats true, the VIN plate wont specify a Gross Train Weight, hence i'm wanting someone to check it for me!
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