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Old 10-20-2003, 11:01 PM
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US MB C320 load capacity smaller than German MB C320?

Why does US MB C320 have smaller load capacity than German MB C320?

[Consumer Reports New Car Buying Guide 2003-2004]

2002 Audi A4 3.0 sedan AWD, 3.0 liter V6, 6-speed automatic
Max. load, lb.: 1145
Cub weight, lb.: 3745

2001 Mercedes C320 sedan, 3.2-liter V6, 5 speed automatic
Max. load, lb.: 865
Cub weight, lb.: 3445

[in Germany]

Audi A4 3.0 tiptronic quattro
Max. load, lb.: 1214 (2105kg - 1555kg = 550kg)
Cub weight, lb.: 3433 (1555kg)

Mercedes C320 Limousine
Max. load, lb.: 1060 (480kg)
Cub weight, lb.: 3455 (1565kg)

[difference of Max load (German spec - US spec)]

Audi A4

1214 - 1145 = 69.

Mercedes C320

1060 - 865 = 195.


I do not think it is the auto/manual matter. I guess site give seperate data for auto and manual, if there are separate data. For example, [Schaltgetriebe / Automatikgetriebe],3408,C28S_5_1BD,00.html?

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Old 10-20-2003, 11:58 PM
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Trying to get Yanks to lose weight?
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Old 10-22-2003, 05:38 AM
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I believe it is only a matter of different laws in different countries.
What about this story.
When I moved from Belgium to France, I toke my MB with me offcoarse. To my surprise maximum total weight was diminished
with almost 300lbs... on the official papers anyway...
So don't worry about it !
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