Am I Crazy? F generation 3 series Heavier than e93 convertible??? What?

matreyia

Major
Apr 19, 2017
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According to the vin plate, this F generation series is almost 600 lbs heavier than my 2009 335i e93 convertible... Am i imagining things??? What gives?

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derekgates

Lieutenant
Feb 23, 2018
516
NW FL
Are you comparing a 2 seat convertible to a 4 seat sedan? The gross vehicle weight is the accumulated weight of the vehicle and the maximum weight it can carry, I thought? (That is including passengers and their cargo)
 

matreyia

Major
Apr 19, 2017
1,713
Are you comparing a 2 seat convertible to a 4 seat sedan? The gross vehicle weight is the accumulated weight of the vehicle and the maximum weight it can carry, I thought? (That is including passengers and their cargo)
E90 335i sedan is 3329 lbs. So yeah... I am comparing the convertible with the sedan. Also the converible has 4 seats and heavier seats than the sedan.

Also that vin plate shows empty weight and not filled. No vin plate can show filled weight since it is impossoble to know who will sit in it.
 

derekgates

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Feb 23, 2018
516
NW FL
E90 335i sedan is 3329 lbs. So yeah... I am comparing the convertible with the sedan. Also the converible has 4 seats and heavier seats than the sedan.
Oh, right... I had Z4 in my head. Totally spaced on E93 having rear seats *AND* the power top. Well what the hell is up with the weight increase?!
 

langsbr

Captain
Apr 5, 2017
1,149
Also that vin plate shows empty weight and not filled. No vin plate can show filled weight since it is impossoble to know who will sit in it.
No, that's not right.
There is a reason it's called gross weight. It's telling you that the combined weight of all passengers, cargo, and the curb weight should not exceed the gross weight.

This is a common misconception that the weight on the VIN player is the curb weight, especially among bro truck owners that think their truck wheels 7000lbs lol.

My wife's Escalade only weighs 5600lbs and it's an esv.
 
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matreyia

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Apr 19, 2017
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E90 335i sedan is 3329 lbs. So yeah... I am comparing the convertible with the sedan. Also the converible has 4 seats and heavier seats than the sedan.
So I finally see that curb is around 3450lbs. Which makes more sense because when O drove one it felt lighter than the e93.
 
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