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The Curb weight - actual weight of your vehicle - vehicle weight including standard and optional equipment, fluids and emergency tools. This weight does not include passengers and cargo.

The Gross Vehicle Weight is sum of the curb weight and the weight of passengers and cargo combined.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum total weight of vehicle, passengers, luggage and optional equipment.

The Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum load limit for the front or the rear axle. This information is located on the safety compliance sticker located in the driver's side door jamb.

For determining the compatibility of the tire and vehicle load capabilities:

  • Please see the chapter "TECHNICAL DATA" on page 266.

The load capacity coefficient (e.g. "100") is a minimum requirement.

The Gross Combined Weight Rating is the maximum total weight rating of vehicle, passengers and cargo.

The Vehicle Capacity Weight - Load Limit - is the maximum total weight limit specified of the load (passengers and cargo) for the vehicle. This is the maximum weight of passengers and cargo that can be loaded into the vehicle. This information can be found on the tire pressure plate.

The maximum loaded vehicle weight is the sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight and production options weight.

The load rating is the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given inflation pressure.

The maximum load rating is the load rating for a tire at the maximum permissble inflation pressure.

The cargo capacity is the permissible weight of cargo, the substracted weight of passengers from the load limit.

  • Never exceed the permissible limits.

Risk of loss of control, damage to the vehicle and serious personal injury or death.

  • Never exceed the specified axle loads.
    Overloading can shorten the service life of the tires and car, as well as lead to dangerous vehicle reactions and long braking distances.
    Damage due to overloading is not covered by the vehicle warranty.

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