7 car weight

after Heyhuub pointed me to the allready added Mercedes C 200 K I saw that we have two completely different weights for exactly the same car...

The problem is world wide everyone use different ways to say what car weight is

we have
a) empty car without liquids and fuel (no one use this)
b) empty car with liquids but no fuel (used in the passt in Germany)
c) empty car with liquids and fuel (US curb weight or unladen weight)
d) car with 90% filled up fuel tank and 75kg driver (EU car weight)

perhaps we can add a field were we can say under what rule the weight claim is... this explains a lot the "heavy" cars from Europe and delets some miss understanding...

just a simple example

Nissan USA claims 350Z weight of
3313lbs or 1502kg

http://www.nissanusa.com/z/specifications-coupe.html

Nissan Germany claims 350Z weight of
1603kg or 3534lbs

http://www.nissan.de/RNDAG/de_DE/site-media/vehicles/passenger/Z33/grades-and-specs/specs.pdf

exactly the same car whooping 200lbs different... only because in Germany Nissan claims weight under EU rules... including driver and fuel and in the US they use curb weight..

I guess that should be no problem to add that future to make it more clearly what the weight exactly is..

Georg

14y ago by Georg
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amdbs  14y ago

Unladen weight is the same as curb/kerb weight (An empty car with all the necessary operating consumables and a full-tank of fuel but without the driver).

http://www.audi-me.com/etc/medialib/cms4imp/audi2/company/financial_information/pdf.Par.0322.File.pdf

Audi RS4 compared to the BMW M3 Coupe.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/grouptests/209592/sports_executives.html
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/cargrouptests/209886/bmw_m3_v_audi_rs4.html


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Heyhuub  14y ago

unladen weight is exactly the same as curbe weight or? without driver but with liquids and fuel?

I belive so, the RS4's test weight by sport auto at that was 1725kg.


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Georg  14y ago

Audi UK uses unladen weight as well. http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/new_cars/a4/s4_saloon/specifications.techdata.a4.s4limo.8ecs49_0.html

unladen weight is exactly the same as curbe weight or?

without driver but with liquids and fuel?



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Georg  14y ago

Audi doesn't use dry weight. They use unladen weight (An empty car with all necessary operating consumables and a full-tank of fuel).

in the USA not in Germany...you see the reason why we should add a clear reference under what rule the car weight is claimed.. that should stop the confusing


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amdbs  14y ago

Audi doesn't use dry weight. They use unladen weight (An empty car with all the necessary operating consumables and a full-tank of fuel).


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Heyhuub  14y ago

Yeah, that is abbit of a problem. Same thing happens for example with Audi and BMW, Audi uses dry weight without driver and Fuel, where BMW uses weight with fuel and driver.

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