Manual: 2012-2016

Page: 183

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The rear-axle load is the vehicle weight on the rear axle plus the weight of the transported load.

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 the 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 aperture area.

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

  • Please see the chapter "TIRES AND WHEELS" on page 223.

The load capacity coefficient (e.g. "106") is a minimum requirement. For more information:

  • Please see the chapter "INSCRIPTION ON RADIAL TIRE" on page 231.

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 permissible inflation pressure.

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

  • Never exceed the permissible limits.

Riding in a Cargo Area

Injuries are much more likely in an accident if persons ride in the cargo area.

  • Persons must ride only on the seats provided for this purpose.
  • Make sure that everybody fastens their safety belts.

Overloading Vehicle

Overloading will lead to dangerous vehicle reactions and long braking distances.

  • Never exceed the specified axle loads.

Risk of damage to the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded.

Overloading can shorten the service life of the tires and car. Damage due to overloading is not covered by the vehicle warranty.

  • Never exceed the specified axle loads.