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      04-05-2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Red face EU vs. Curb Weight - M3

Sorry for kicking off another thread but there is alot of confusion about the different weight standards (including much confusion by myself). So I am biting the bullet and searching......

Definitions:
  • Curb Weight = Weight of Car with standard accessories, full fluids, no driver
  • EU Weight = Weight of Car with 90% fuel, 68 kg driver, 7 kg cargo
  • Unladen Weight = Appears to be Curb Weight less 8 kg (can't find definition)
  • 1 US Gallon = 3.8 liters
  • Weight of 1 US Gallon of Gasoline = 6.35 pounds (2.87 kg)
  • Weight of 1 liter of Gasoline = 1.67 pounds (0.76 kg)
Equations for Weight Conversion:
  • Curb Weight (metric) = EU1 Weight - 68kg for driver - 7 kg for cargo + (0.1 X Fuel Capacity X 0.76)
  • EU Weight (metric) = Curb Weight + 68 kg for driver + 7 kg for cargo - (0.1 X Fuel Capacity X 0.76)
  • 1 KG = 2.2 pounds
Using some Cars as examples:

BMW M6
  • EU Weight = 1785 kg
  • Curb Weight = 1785 kg - 68 kg - 7 kg + (0.1 X 70 liters X 0.76) = 1715 kg = 3773 pounds
BMW M3
  • EU Weight = 1655 kg
  • Curb Weight = 1655 kg - 68 kg - 7 kg + (0.1 X 63 liters X 0.76) = 1585 kg = 3487 pounds
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