Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

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trocsel
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Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by trocsel » Thu May 14, 2020 11:42 am

Hi,
We are interested in looking at caravans as both our holidays abroad have been cancelled for this year, so now looking around the UK.

Does anyone know what the max towing weight is for the 2.0 TDI 4Motion?
How well does it tow - manoeuvrability/vision/performance?

Many thanks
2.0 SEL TDI 4MOTION 150PS 6 speed manual
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Montego Bay 18” alloys
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Hawkeye
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by Hawkeye » Thu May 14, 2020 2:56 pm

Regards max towing weight, that's something you'll have to ask VW UK or your dealer as looking in the sales brochure, for the tow bar option it says:
"Maximum towing weight is dependent on vehicle specific equipment. The exact towing weights of individually configured vehicles, if required, must be obtained from the manufacturer before the purchase order is completed."
R-Line 2.0TSi DSG 4MOTION
Silver White with Black Roof
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Tricky2
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by Tricky2 » Thu May 14, 2020 10:11 pm

Think you can get this online while speccing the car. Go through building the model you want then under engines I think there's full details. It gives you full engine spec including towing wrights. I did this when choosing our T-Cross.

Yup, but 2.0 Tdi diesel 4mo not currently listed. Only 150 ps DSG , (so 2wd) this has. Trailer load limit – Braked 12% incline – KG. 1.600 kg

2.0 TSi petrol listed as 4mo, this has Trailer load limit – Braked 12% incline – KG. 1.700 kg

It's crazy you can't get engine specs and towing weights etc in the brochures anymore

330Stevie
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by 330Stevie » Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 pm

It’s 1700 braked at 12 degrees. Taken from owners manual edition 07.18
1.5 SEL ordered Oct 18
Renegotiated on the basis of build (lack of) for same deal to
2.0Tdi 4motion R-Line, idium grey/ black metallic roof.
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trocsel
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by trocsel » Tue May 26, 2020 11:38 pm

Many thanks for the replies.

It would be interesting to know what caravans one tows. What their MTPLM is.
Single or twin axle.
2.0 SEL TDI 4MOTION 150PS 6 speed manual
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Sports suspension & Progressive steering
Montego Bay 18” alloys
Winter Pack
Removable Towbar
Rear View Camera

330Stevie
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by 330Stevie » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:36 am

Sorry, don’t tow.
1.5 SEL ordered Oct 18
Renegotiated on the basis of build (lack of) for same deal to
2.0Tdi 4motion R-Line, idium grey/ black metallic roof.
Collected 2 March 19

trocsel
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by trocsel » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:01 pm

I’ve stuck with the 85% of kerb weight rule, so that the MTPLM of the caravan is well under that.
This is what insurance companies go by.

Picking up caravan mid July 2020.
:D
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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by Bopper » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:28 pm

I’ve towed for 2 years with my 2litre TDI 4WD. I Tow a 1300kg caravan, around 86% of kerbweight according to Caravan Club UK, no problems at all, tows very well.
Need to have it in normal mode and stop start turned off, use the gears sensibly.
I use cruise on dual carriage ways and usually do approx 30mpg.

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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by trocsel » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:19 am

Bopper wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:28 pm
I’ve towed for 2 years with my 2litre TDI 4WD. I Tow a 1300kg caravan, around 86% of kerbweight according to Caravan Club UK, no problems at all, tows very well.
Need to have it in normal mode and stop start turned off, use the gears sensibly.
I use cruise on dual carriage ways and usually do approx 30mpg.
Bopper, you mentioned about turning off the start/stop - our caravan dealer mentioned that as well.

Interesting, page 200 of my owners manual edition 11/2017 states

“Vehicles with start/stop system

When using towing brackets that were not retrofitted by Volkswagen, the start/stop system must be deactivated manually.....before towing a trailer, and it must remain deactivated for as long as a trailer is being towed”

Page 201 goes on to say in a Warning section “Otherwise faults can occur in the brake system, possibly resulting in accidents and serious injuries “

My towbar is a Volkswagen one that came as an option on the car.

Does this mean that I don’t have to turn off the start/stop system?
2.0 SEL TDI 4MOTION 150PS 6 speed manual
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Sports suspension & Progressive steering
Montego Bay 18” alloys
Winter Pack
Removable Towbar
Rear View Camera

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Re: Max Towing weight for 2.0 TDI 4Motion

Post by vernerbongo2 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:02 pm

trocsel wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:19 am

Does this mean that I don’t have to turn off the start/stop system?
That's what it sounds like to me as well, start/stop probably turns off automatically when you plug in a trailer to the hitch.
Obviously if you haven't already done so test it with something hitched on and see if stop/start deactivates and go from there.
Manual 1.5 petrol R-line revenna blue with black roof/wing mirrors, mud flaps, towbar.
Registered 24/9/18 bought 10/12/18 (pre-reg with 25 miles) :P

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