Max. gross vehicle weight, etc. can be read on a label in the car.

Kerb weight includes the driver, the fuel tank 90% full and all fluids.

The weight of passengers and accessories, and towball load (when a trailer is hitched) influence the load capacity and are not included in the kerb weight.

Permitted max. load = Gross vehicle weight - Kerb weight.


The documented kerb weight applies to cars in the standard version - i.e. a car without extra equipment or accessories. This means that for every accessory added the loading capacity of the car is reduced correspondingly by the weight of the accessory.

Examples of accessories that reduce load capacity are the different equipment levels (e.g. Kinetic, Momentum, Summum), as well as other accessories such as towbar, load carrier, space box, audio system, auxiliary lamps, GPS, fuel-driven heater, safety grille, carpets, cargo cover, power seats, etc.

Weighing the car is a certain way of ascertaining the kerb weight of your own particular car.


The car's driving characteristics change depending on how heavily it is loaded and how the load is distributed.
P5-1507-VIN label with 5 annontations for weights, not China and Saudi Arabia
The decal is positioned on the door pillar, and will be visible when the right-hand rear door is opened.
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Max. gross vehicle weight
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2Max. train weight (car+trailer)
  3. P5-Icon red circle 3Max. front axle load
  4. P5-Icon red circle 4Max. rear axle load
  5. P5-Icon red circle 5Equipment level

Max. load: See registration document.

Max. roof load: 100 kg.