Towing eye

Use the towing eye for towing a vehicle. The towing eye is screwed into a threaded socket behind a cover on the right-hand side of the bumper, front or rear.

Attaching the towing eye

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Take out the towing eye that is stored in the foam block under the cargo area floor.

The cover for the towing eye's attachment point is available in two variants which must be opened in the following way:

  • Open the rear bumper's recess using a coin or similar inserted in the recess, carefully turning it outwards. Then turn out the cover completely and remove it.
  • The front bumper's recess has a marking along one side or in a corner: Press the marking with a finger and fold out the opposite side/corner at the same time - the cover turns around its axis and can then be removed.
Screw the towing eye right in up to its flange. Turn in the towing eye firmly e.g. using the wheel wrench.


The towing eye is only designed for towing on roads - not for pulling the car unstuck or out of a ditch. Call a recovery service for recovery assistance.


Unscrew and remove the towing eye after use. Place the towing eye back in its position in the foam block.
Refit the cover on the bumper.

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