Volkswagen towing weights

These towing weights are sourced from the New Vehicle Distributor’s spec sheets. They’re based on vehicles sold new in NZ - spec levels and recommendations may vary with used imports. Some vehicles also require a transmission oil cooler be added for towing. It’s best to seek advice from your nearest dealer if required.

Model Year Trailer without brakes (kg) Trailer with brakes (kg)
Beetle 2015 n/a n/a
Cabriolet 2015 730 1300
CC TDI, BMT,TDI,BMT 4 Motion 2015 750 1800
CC 3.6 FSI 4 Motion 2015 750 2100
Golf 1.6 1984 - 1990 N/R 970
Golf 1.6 1999 - 2001 580 1200
Golf 1.8 1987 - 1990 N/R 1200
Golf 1.8 1995 - 1998 500 1200
Golf 1.8T 2002 650 1300
Golf 1.9D 1984 - 1988 N/R 850
Golf 1.9 DT 2002 600 1400
Golf 2.0 2002 600 1400
Golf 2.3 V5 2002 650 1500
Golf 2.8 V6 4-motion 2002 750 1600
Golf 5 - all 2004 650 1400
Golf VR6 1993 - 1998 500 100
Golf TSi Comfort Man 2015 610 1400
Golf TSi Comfort DSG 2015 550 1000
Golf TDi Comfort DSG 2015 650 1500
Golf TSi Highline DSG 2015 640 1500
Golf TDi Highline DSG 2015 680 1600
Golf GTi DSG, 6- Speed Man 2015 680 1600
Golf GTi Performance DSG 2015 700 1600
Golf R 2015 TBC TBC
Golf Wagon TSi Comfort 2015 670 1400
Golf Wagon TDi Comfort 2015 700 1500
Golf Wagon TSi Highline 2015 680 1500
Jetta 1.8 1990 - 1992 470 1200
Polo 1.4 2002 500 1200
Polo 1.4 2005 500 1200
Polo 1.6 1995 - 2002 450 800
Polo + Cross TSi Comfort Man 2015 530 1000
Polo + Cross Other models DSG 2015 550 1000
Passat 2.0 Tdi 2005 750 1800
Passat 2.3 & 2.5 Tdi 2001 750 1600
Passat 2.8 V6 4-motion 2001 750 1800
Passat R36 2008 750 2200
Passat TDI 103kW & 125kW 2011 750 1800
Passat TDI 125kW 4-motion 2011 750 2000
Passat TSI 118kW 2011 750 1500
Passat TSI Sedan, Wagon 2015 750 1500
Passat TDI BMT Sed, Wagon 2015 750 1800
Passat Alltrack TDI BMT 4 Motion 2015 750 2000
Tiguan 2008 750 2200
Tiguan TSI 2WD, R-Line 2015 750 1800
Tiguan TSI + TDI 4 Motion,R-Line 2015 750 2200
Tiguan Highline 2.0 DT 2017- 750 2500
Tiguan 1.4 Including Allspace 2017- 750 1800
Touareg - all 2004- 750 3500
T-Roc 2.0 2018- 740 1700
Amarok V6 D 3.0 2017- 2019 750 3500
Amarok 2WD and 4WD 2.0 2012 - 2019 750 3000
Vento 1994 - 1997 500 1100

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