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Before mounting equipment and accessories (e.g. bicycle rack) please observe the following notes.

Load distribution of equipment and accessories

Load distribution of equipment and accessories

The equipment/accessories mounted must not protrude more than 700 mm from the ball joint 1.

The total weight (mounted equipment plus the load) must not exceed 75 kg.

The maximum load depends on where the centre of gravity lies. The maximum weight decreases as the distance between the centre of gravity and the ball joint 1 increases.

The following limits apply:

If the distance is 300 mm, the total weight (incl. the equipment mounted) If the distance is 600 mm, the total weight (incl. the equipment mounted) must not exceed 75 kg.

If the distance is 600 mm, the total weight (incl. the equipment mounted) Only bicycle racks for a maximum of three bicycles may be used. must not exceed 35 kg.

Only bicycle racks for a maximum of three bicycles may be used.

Equipment mounted on the towing bracket

We recommend that you only mount equipment (e.g. bicycle rack) which has been approved by Audi on the ball joint. If you wish to attach other equipment please make sure that it has been approved by the manufacturer for use on the ball joint. If you mount unsuitable equipment, this can cause damage to the towing bracket. In an extreme case, damage to the towing bracket could cause it to break ⇒ WARNING.

WARNING

  • Х If you wish to mount equipment which has not been approved by Audi please ensure that it is suitable for use on Audi vehicles.
  • Х Use of unsuitable equipment can result in severe damage to the towing bracket. The towing bracket could then break while pulling a trailer and cause an accident.
  • Х Never use tools of any kind when fitting and removing the ball joint. This could damage the mechanism which locks the ball joint in place and impair its safety (accident risk).