2016 Mercedes-Benz SUV Towing Capacity

What does your curb weight say about towing capacity in your Mercedes-Benz?

2016 Mercedes-Benz SUV Towing Capacities

For many, one of the most important numbers to look at when buying a new Mercedes-Benz SUV is towing capacity. If you are going to be pulling a boat or a trailer of any kind, it is important you know how much you need and how much is available before making an investment. Here is a complete list of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz towing capacities. If any are left blank, it is because we are still waiting for Mercedes-Benz to release the numbers and we will update them once the information is available.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)

Gross vehicle weight is refers to the amount a vehicle will weigh at its maximum capacity. To estimate this, you can add the curb weight to the payload. Although this is not 100% accurate, it is enough to get a good idea.

2016 GLA

 

Curb Weight

GLA250

3,296 lbs.

GLA250 4MATIC

3,428 lbs.

AMG GLA45

3,457 lbs.

2016 GLC

Curb Weight

Payload

Towing Capaciy

GLC300

3,891 lbs. 1,467 lbs. 3,500 lbs.

GLC300 4MATIC

4,091 lbs. 1,467 lbs. 3,500 lbs.

2016 GLE

Curb Weight

Payload

Towing Capacity

GLE300d

6,600 lbs.

GLE350

6,600 lbs.

GLE350 4MATIC

7,200 lbs.

GLE 400 4MATIC

7,200 lbs.

AMG GLE63

7,200 lbs.

AMG GLE63 S

7,200 lbs.

2016 GL-Class

Curb Weight

Payload

Towing Capacity

GL350 BlueTEC

5,467 lbs. 7,500 lbs.

GL450 4MATIC

5,371 lbs. 7,500 lbs.

GL550 4MATIC

5,578 lbs. 7,500 lbs.

AMG GL63

5,757 lbs. 7,500 lbs.

2016 G-Class

Curb Weight

Payload

Towing Capacity

G550

5,820 lbs. 7,000 lbs.

AMG G63

5,833 lbs. 7,000 lbs.

AMG G65

5,913 lbs. 7,000 lbs.

Does horsepower influence towing capacity?

Horsepower is a good indication of a car’s 0-60 or top speed performance, but it has virtually no effect on how much a vehicle can pull. Curb weight has more of an influence, but most of it depends on vehicle size, strength of frame, and overall balance of the vehicle. This is why the G-Class is beat by the newly designed GLE.
Mercedes-Benz SUV Curb Weights

Mercedes-Benz With Highest Towing Capacity

The most you can pull with a Mercedes-Benz passenger SUV is 7,500 with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV. Regardless of which trim you decide on, the towing capacity will not change. What is interesting though is the curb weight. They differ between each model and trim, but how do they get them so close? It must be a rigorous progress trying to make each trim handle the same on the open road with different parts in each one. If you have any questions about Mercedes-Benz SUV towing capacities, let us know in the comments.