As post #47 clearly shows the suggestion that the Euro Hitch "just bolt up" does not hold true in this case. Actually very familiar with the Audi and the last time I checked they are of European design as well. Actually have gotten to ride in one of the first R8 5.2 convertibles shipped to Canada. To bad it cant tow as that would indeed be the ultimate tow vehicle - although the owner might protest if I suggested it, as they don't even like me towing with my Outback as far and as much as I do. They are a big fan of the Outback but are of the opinion that I over abuse my vehicles :-)))
My concern with this tread is that people who are new to towing and or live in another country may be lead to believe through the comments made here in regards to using a Euro hitches on a NA built car, that we have no standards/legislation in regards to hitches & that if they install a Euro hitch its not going to change the vehicle's safety features which are in fact legislated or better known in the US as a legal requirement. Worse still someone from outside NA appears to think as a result of comments made here that vehicle manufactures don't strength test the tow capacity of their vehicles or its ability to safely tow without failure with the class of hitch & within the tow cap specs they have set.
Jesse I suspect you and I are never going to totally agree on this topic. I also have no doubt that with specific vehicles especially with those built or designed in Europe a good case can be made for the use of a euro hitch vs a NA designed hitch and it may in fact be very justifiable. My concern over this thread is the same as when people make suggestions to those new to towing that is ok to tow over a vehicles towing cap or/or make *big* changes to how they stow their trailer to get the tongue weight
down, without also giving a warning that if one follows that advise they may be compromising their safety &/or their legal liability.
I know I am staring to sound like my mother so will leave it at that.