Hey guys well im trying to convince my wife to buy a GLK 250 Bluetec so i can sell my truck and the porsche and basically buy a fuel efficient vehicle that can also tow my race car to the track once a month. The Ram sits outside of my house all of the week until its time for towing so its kind of a waste and i hate driving it, i cant believe people in Texas daily drive trucks they are horrible. I know you are going to say why dont i buy a ML or Touareg if towing is my priority but the problem is my wife really likes small cars and suv's this is why she drives a little Boxster and is looking at a small SAV or SUV to replace it.
Now here is my question, i know towing capacity on the manual and US website states 3500 pounds as the limit. My race car weighs 2600 pounds full of fluids and the electric braked trailer weighs 1500 pounds so its a total of 4100 pounds is what the GLK250 would pull. Now some one told me in germany the same truck is rated at 4400 for an un braked trailer and 5200 for a braked trailer. I went into the German MB website and confirmed this, ill post the link below even their smaller engine diesel pulls more than the US Spec. Do you guys think its safe to assume the GLK 250 will pull 4100 pounds no problem with a braked trailer? Anybody towing more than 3500 pounds with their GLK doesnt matter what engine it is since in germany they are rated the same.
Thanks in advance.
MB Germany different towing capacity, its in kg's but do the conversion.:
This is my trailer and car that i will be pulling with the GLK, never mind the amount of tires and equipment in the back of the truck i wont be hauling as much as that time.