I hadn't checked the list, but it includes such meaty items as metallic paint, advanced parking (whatever the fuck that is), interior comfort package (without which it'll be a monk's cell, no doubt), posh sat nav, 19" wheels and bigger brakes and surround camera. I hope that doesn't come to 127kgs, for BMW's sake.
Advanced parking is probably some wiring, sensors, a couple of control modules then something to do the steering - which is probably just the standard servo? 15kg tops? Wheels and brakes could be a fair bit sounds like a grown adult of weight is still unaccounted for.
Did you see the weight figures for the hot hatches in the latest EVO? The Focus RS weighs about the same as the Huracan, although its actually close to Ford's figure anyway. It was about 200kg heavier than the SEAT Whateveritwas that they tested alongside.
Post by Twelfth Monkey on May 19, 2019 12:45:25 GMT
New 320d Sport auto. Claimed 1,455kg/as tested 1,639, so what's that - 184kgs?
Optional kit: tech pack (gesture control, better stereo, HUD), active cruise, speed limit assist, lane assist, parking assistant, and the premium package, whatever the fuck that might be. Tank is only 59l, and oil maybe 6l?
I'm guessing that dry weight must exclude doors or somesuch.
Post by Twelfth Monkey on Jan 17, 2020 9:37:29 GMT
BMW 330D XDrive M Sport plus Touring.
Doubtless weighed down by its daft long name, quoted weight 1760kgs, actually 1922 kgs. No massively heavy optional gear I can see, so it seems that in terms of weight, BMW is the German flab denier to rival JLR. At least it doesn't seem to lie about performance.
Will haemorrhage thirty grand over three years without the option spend, almost forty with it. Eek.
Post by Twelfth Monkey on May 2, 2020 14:05:56 GMT
Autocar is reprinting the odd road test to fill out pages whilst testing is restricted. I see that the Mondeo from 2007, in humble 2.0 TDCi form, was claimed at 1481kgs, but actually weighed 1635. The practice of lying is not new, then...