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      01-11-2012, 04:16 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, 05:54 AM   #2
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I noticed the same thing, it is weird but minus the passengers in the back that are usually around 100 to 200 pounds(3 ppl for a sedan/wagon and 2 for a coupe/convertable) and a full tank of gas. That's where most of the weight comes from is the rear seats from passengers that's why it seems soo unbalanced imo. I am planning to do a little research on it as well lmk if you figure something new out.
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      01-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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I really can't figure it out....
I had already check lots of website...

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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