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      01-11-2012, 04:13 AM   #1
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Clarification on weight of 2009 328i Sedan

I have a 2009 328i.. and recently found that the sticker/label on the side of the door is kind of weird... it makes me confused and thinking about is there any information wrong on it... the sticker/label shows that the GVWR is 3790lbs(2450kg).. and the GAWR Front 2015lbs(960kg), GAWR Rear 1450lbs(660kg)... don't you think it's weird..??

Then I checked a lots of website, include "bmwusa.com", "bmw.de", "bmw.com.cn" ... every website shows that the weight of GAWR Front/Rear should be closed.. almost around 50/50.. (of course mostly 51/49)
and two of my friend's 2011 328i Sedan has the same thing..

is it some kind of technician incorrect on the sticker/label?
could anyone tell me why..

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      01-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #2
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Just went through this misunderstanding. That's the maximum allowed weight for the car with passengers and gas. Its lighter than that. Don't know exactly now much on the E90 though. And it is 50/50 weight distribution. Go to the technical information section on your manual it should say.
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A gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the maximum allowable total weight of a road vehicle or trailer when loaded - i.e., including the weight of the vehicle itself plus passengers, and cargo.

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Only the RWD, MT 328 has a perfect 50/50 WD.
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I know it has perfect 50/50 WD
but the thing is.. even the manual shows that the weight of 3 series GAWR should be around 925kg/1080kg(front/rear) (data would change a bit depends on different year model..) so does every bmw website..

so, how comes the numbers that listed on the label so wrong...
and plus, there's no problem on the 2007 328i.. only 2008~2011 328i..
really can't figure out...
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      01-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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[quote=dustin;11127383]I have a 2009 328i.. and recently found that the sticker/label on the side of the door is kind of weird... it makes me confused and thinking about is there any information wrong on it... the sticker/label shows that the GVWR is 3790lbs(2450kg).. and the GAWR Front 2015lbs(960kg), GAWR Rear 1450lbs(660kg)... don't you think it's weird..??
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This sticker is problematic at best. For one thing, 2,450kg is not 3790 lbs, it is 5,390 lbs which is way incorrect for a 3 series GVWR. And the Front + Rear figures add up to only 3,465 lbs - which should be close to the curb weight, not the GVWR. You might want to check the allowable axle load figures given in your owner's manual.

My '08 128i 'vert has an approved front axle load of 2,050 lbs and a rear axle load of 2,450 lbs. Note that this is the allowable GVWR, not the static curb weight distribution which is close to 50/50, like most BMWs.

Also, if you have staggered wheels, the larger rear tires will be rated to carry more weight than the front.

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This sticker is problematic at best. For one thing, 2,450kg is not 3790 lbs, it is 5,390 lbs which is way incorrect for a 3 series GVWR. And the Front + Rear figures add up to only 3,465 lbs - which should be close to the curb weight, not the GVWR. You might want to check the allowable axle load figures given in your owner's manual.
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SO you're saying that the sticker has some incorrect for sure?
cuz I'm really confused abt it..
and actually I exported my car to Taiwan... for my family ...
but due to this issue... it's still been checking and processing..
kinda got stocked becuz the weird data...
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