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Towing with 2006 E520 CDI

I am purchasing a beautiful 2006 E520 CDI next week. I have a little rowboat and a golf cart with trailer that I would like to be able to tow periodically with my car. I would never want to tow anything of substantial weight.

I have looked at U-haul aftermarket hitches, and they make one for this model car, but it attaches to the rods that hold the bumper in place. I am not sure if that is a good design or not.

Is there anyone on the forum who has attached a hitch to their E520, and if so, what kind of hitch is it?

Lastly, if you do have an aftermarket hitch, how much tongue weight can it take as well as load weight.

Thanks so much,

Terry Brown
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I don't know anyone with an E520 CDI and a tow hook but on most other W211 models the Euro tow hook accepts 75 kg nose weight (Sedan) and 1900 kg trailer weight if it has brakes.

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