Originally Posted by Tino
Merc ML280CDI 4 x 4 7 speed Automatic (3l Diesel) tows 3500kgs with ease. I suppose you would call it an suv but it drives like a car with the comfort of your best lounge chair and will tow a 3500 trailer up a slipway! It weighs 2250kgs = 4950lbs
Ah, that explains it.
So your pretty much equiped as I am just different brand.
Most SUV's with that size engine are gas and not that great for towing heavy loads over here.
We see too many towing tent trailers, utility, or boats and just horribly balanced. Many on the road you can clearly see the trailer swaying side to side or even shaking all over the road. People don't verify the bearings and other maintenance plus sometimes I swear they must have 5lbs on the tongue.