Adding to the controversy.. incorrect info on 2016 from... Volkswagen Touareg Review - Volkswagen Touareg Car Pricing, Photos and Specs - CARandDRIVER
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 7716 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 772 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 7716 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 1157 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 7716 lbs
this is why so many (including me) thought this was a towing machine .. I still intend to use this combo respectfully and safely but knowing the manual states the touareg does not have a class III hitch. (7716 not class three?) And I went to my local dealer and confirmed that the 2016 still shows 616 tongue weight on the sticker. One would think car and driver would be more accurate.