Cargo loading

carrying capacity, never overload the vehicle. Overloading can lead to overheating To avoid loading the tires beyond their approved carrying capacity, never overload the vehicle. Overloading can lead to overheating and increases the rate at which damage develops inside the tires. In some situations, this can result in sudden loss of tire pressure.

could damage the vehicle. Avoid fluid spills in the cargo area as they could damage the vehicle.

Determining loading limit

1.  Locate the following statement on your vehicle's placard:

1.  Locate the following statement on your vehicle's placard:

never exceed XXX kg or YYY lbs. Otherwise, damage to the vehicle and unstable driving The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or YYY lbs. Otherwise, damage to the vehicle and unstable driving conditions may result.

2.  Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3.  Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY pounds.
4.  The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the YYY amount equals

1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150-lbs. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs.: 1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs.

5.  Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in step 4.
6.  If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, part of the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult the manual for transporting a trailer to determine how this may reduce the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.

Load

The permissible load is the sum of the occupants' weights and the weight of the

The permissible load is the sum of the occupants' weights and the weight of the cargo. The greater the weight of the occupants, the less cargo/luggage can be transported.

Stowing cargo

Coupe

Convertible

Convertible

> Position heavy objects as low and as far forward as possible, ideally directly

> Position heavy objects as low and as far forward as possible, ideally directly behind the respective seat backrests.
> Cover sharp edges and corners.
> For very heavy cargo when the rear seat is not occupied, secure each safety belt in the opposite buckle.

Securing cargo

> Secure smaller and lighter items using draw straps.
> Heavy-duty cargo strapsfor securing larger and heavier objects are available at your BMW center. To attach the cargo straps, there are two lashing eyes on the inside wall of the cargo area.

Comply with the information enclosed with the load-securing devices.

above, so that it cannot endanger the car's occupants, for example if sudden braking Always position and secure the cargo as described above, so that it cannot endanger the car's occupants, for example if sudden braking or swerving is necessary.

Never exceed either the approved gross vehicle weight or either of the approved axle loads, , as excessive loads can pose a safety hazard, and may also place you in violation of traffic safety laws.

Heavy or hard objects should not be carried loose inside the car, since they could be thrown around, for example as a result of heavy braking, sudden swerves, etc., and endanger the occupants.

Only attach the cargo straps using the lashing eyes shown in the illustration. Do not secure cargo with the anchors for tether straps, , otherwise, these could be damaged.

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