The vehicle's performance has been calculated
without any equipment that reduces it, e.g. e.g., river
Notes on technical data
For technical approval or fiscal reasons, power values
and benefits may vary.
On some engines with undercarriage for rough roads,
the maximum speed may be limited and therefore lower
Unless stated otherwise, the technical data is valid for
the basic model. The indicated values may differ
depending on the optional equipment or model version,
as well as in the case of special vehicles and equipment
for certain countries. The data from the official vehicle
documentation always have priority.
Mass of the towing vehicle and trailer
combination The masses indicated for the towing
vehicle and trailer combination are only valid for
maximum altitudes of 1000 m (3000 feet) above sea
level. The maximum authorized mass of the towing
vehicle and trailer combination must be reduced by
approx. 10%. for every 1,000 m (3,000 ft) of additional height.
Observe the notes and information regarding vehicles in
category N1 ÿ p. 384, Important information for vehicles
in category N1 (light commercial vehicle).
Grade angle Grade
angle is the gradeability value up to which the vehicle
can overcome a grade under its own power. This
depends on, among other things, the road surface,
weather conditions and engine power. The values apply
to a moving vehicle and not to starting from a standstill.
The data carrier sticker and the official vehicle
documentation show the engine that is mounted on the
The height (slope) reached in a 100 m (300 ft)
section is indicated in percentage or in degrees (100% =
The values of the mass in running order given in the
following tables apply to the vehicle ready to drive with
the fuel tank 90% full and considering the weight of the
driver (75 kg [165 lb]), of which operating fluids and, if
necessary, tools and the spare wheel. The indicated
Vehicle identification number
mass in running order is increased with optional
equipment and retrofitting of accessories, thereby
correspondingly reducing the possible payload.
The payload results from the sum of the following pe
— total baggage
— load on the roof —
vertical load on the coupling when driving with a trailer
Never exceed the total mass of the vehicle or the ma
sa maximum authorized per axle, not even when carrying
a trailer. The authorized values can be found on the
safety certificate ("safety compliance label") on the B-
pillar on the driver's side ÿ p. 381.
Fig. 264 On the windscreen: vehicle identification
The vehicle identification number (VIN) can be read from
the outside through a box in the windscreen. The box is
It is located in the lower part of the windshield, on one side.
driver's or passenger's door pillar. He is seen opening the door
in question. Vehicles destined for certain countries do not have
a model plate.
On some models, and depending on the infotainment system,
the vehicle identification number can be displayed in the Service
menu or in the vehicle settings menu.
In addition, depending on the model, market and engine, the
vehicle identification number may be stamped in one of the
Vehicle data carrier
— In the engine compartment, on the right rain gutter.
— In the engine compartment, on the suspension turret
— In the engine compartment, near the hood hinge, in
the right side of the vehicle.
— Behind the right front seat, under the floor covering.
Fig. 266 Schematic representation: vehicle data label.
1 Vehicle identification number (VIN)
2 Vehicle type, engine power and gearbox
3 Distinctive letters of the engine and gear, reference
rence of painting, interior fittings. In the example, the engine
call letters are “CPTA”.
4 Optional equipment, PR numbers
The vehicle data carrier sticker is affixed to the inside of the
owner's manual cover and in the boot area. Depending on the
Fig. 265 Model plate (schematic representation).
equipment, the vehicle data carrier sticker is affixed to the rear
panel of the boot under the trim or in the spare wheel well under
the boot floor or under the closing plate.
Depending on the country, the approval number may appear,
e.g. For example, the EC type approval number.
1 Maximum authorized mass
2 Maximum authorized mass of the towing vehicle and trailer
Depending on equipment, the vehicle's engine code
letters (MDL) may be displayed on the instrument cluster
display ÿ p. 25.
3 Maximum permissible mass of the front axle
4 Maximum permissible mass of the rear axle
Depending on the country and model in question, the model
plate is located at the bottom of the
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