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guess402
02-19-2011, 05:34 PM
I am trying to find the towing weight for my 2008 x-15 I know the trailer is about 1,100 and the dry weight of the boat is around 3,500 but I want to understand what I really need my car to be able to tow in order to do this safely and legally. Any advice would help thanks guys. I am trying to figure out if the Audi q7 which is only made with a V6 and a towing capacity of 6600lbs will do the job. I would obviously like to have at least a few hundred pounds of room for gear and such. Thanks

jason95gt
02-19-2011, 05:50 PM
Great vehicle for towing and depending on how far you have to go, that will do more than is needed. The boat and trailer is roughly 4800lbs and after you add gear and gas, you are still well under 6000.

Aric'sX15
02-19-2011, 07:54 PM
my 5.3 silverado (crew cab) struggled to tow my 2010 x15.
so id reccomend a little more than the v6.

Huskie05
02-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Think about this as well, its not what you can tow, its what you can STOP.

I tow with a Ford F350 Diesel 4 door 4x4. I have learned to always over kill it with the tow vehicle. A quailty tow rig equals more time on the water, less time on the side of the road, replacing transmissions, or in an accident.

CottagerGreg
02-19-2011, 09:34 PM
I tow a X-star with a V8 Touareg with no issues... does it like a champ. Now I do have the air suspension which is a great thing because it keeps it all level and such.

Long as you aren't towing cross country you should be fine. Audi like the Touareg is built like a tank

fskof
02-20-2011, 10:44 AM
I also tow with a Touareg and does a great job. The Audi should be fine. Those vehicles are way overbuilt. My 2004 touareg V8 tows better then my 1997 Dodge Dakota V8 or my 1995 Chevy Silverado ever did.

guess402
02-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Thanks guys for all the information. I definitely understand the need to be able to stop. I wish Audi still made a v8 for the q7 but they stopped for 2011. I tow the boat once a season about 300 miles the other trips are under 20 miles. Is the boat really only about 4800lbs I had heard the boat alone was about 6000 but they could have been way off. thanks guys for all the advice

Thrall
02-20-2011, 11:36 AM
Think about this as well, its not what you can tow, its what you can STOP.

I tow with a Ford F350 Diesel 4 door 4x4. I have learned to always over kill it with the tow vehicle. A quailty tow rig equals more time on the water, less time on the side of the road, replacing transmissions, or in an accident.

Hahaha, sounds like another 1500HD thread!:D

kwilkinson
03-21-2011, 02:38 PM
I just pulled my 06 X-15 over Vail and Loveland passes (+10000 ft)this weekend and my Chevy Silverado SS (6.0L) struggled towards the tops... but she made it home.

Thrall
03-21-2011, 04:18 PM
I just pulled my 06 X-15 over Vail and Loveland passes (+10000 ft)this weekend and my Chevy Silverado SS (6.0L) struggled towards the tops... but she made it home.

Holy crap! Loveland pass is a pull! Was I70 closed?
Anything less than a hopped up diesel will struggle over those passes. In the flats though I wouldn't worry about towing with a Q7.

kwilkinson
03-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Sorry not Loveland pass but through the Eisenhower. Still pretty high in elevation. Yeah hope to keep it down here in the Front Range for most of the time.

Huskie05
03-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Sorry not Loveland pass but through the Eisenhower. Still pretty high in elevation. Yeah hope to keep it down here in the Front Range for most of the time.
Used to make that tow all the time from Evergreen to Lake Powell. I have a Ford Power Stroke, the only way to fly and stop the rig. I love option of Tow/Haul Mode, basically the engine does all the work going down grades. We live in Utah now, new Ford, new X55, and would not tow with any other vehicle, always Diesel! I have seen to many accidents that could have been avoided by using a proper tow vehicle. I know a lot of the SUVís can tow, but going up the steep grades and having to start stop a lot, has to put major stress and pressure on the rig. My 2 cents.

Big Dogg
03-22-2011, 02:59 AM
Miss post..... my appologizes

chippy1971
03-22-2011, 03:06 AM
I have an x15 and I tow it with my Audi Q7. It is a TDI 3.0. It goes just fine.

davidstan
03-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Barely on topic but my research shows the x15 and x2 are real close in weight. Does the split bow really weigh that much more than traditional. The x15 seems much bigger.

Thrall
03-22-2011, 12:56 PM
Not sure what makes the X2 weigh within 75lbs of the X15, dry. It is 4" narrower and 1'-8" shorter, would think the weight difference would be a few hundred lbs.
I bet they tow the same. I was surprised, my X2 tows like it's twice the size of my 190.