Technical requirementsTechnical requirements  - Driving the vehicle with a trailer orcaravan - Towing a trailer - Driving tips - Audi A5 Owner's Manual - Audi A5

The towing bracket must comply with certain technical requirements.

Your car is intended mainly for transporting passengers and luggage. However, if suitably equipped, it can also be used to tow a trailer or caravan.

If the car is supplied with a factory-fitted towing bracket it will already have the necessary technical modifications and meet the statutory requirements.

A 13-pin socket is provided to make the electrical connection between the car and the trailer. If the trailer has a 7-pin plug you can use an adapter cable. This is available from Audi dealers.

If a towing bracket is retrofitted, the installation should be carried out WARNING

If a towing bracket is retrofitted, the installation should be carried out by a qualified workshop.
Х In particular in high outside temperatures it is not possible to drive up long steep gradients without a suitable cooling system.
The engine would then overheat.
Х Incorrect installation can result in a safety risk.