One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The weight of a car without occupants or baggage.
- ‘While 138 bhp is not bad for a family saloon, particularly when taken with its 1,365 kg kerb weight, performance is blunted by the four speed torque converter automatic gearbox.’
- ‘However, the car's kerb weight of 1,440 kg is not excessive and the new diesel engine has substantial torque available from a lowly 1,750 rpm.’
- ‘High revs and a relatively high kerb weight might seem to be a performance denting formula, but the revised motor does not seem to agree.’
- ‘The Caravan Club recommends that a towed weight should be no more than 85% of the towing vehicle's kerb weight.’
- ‘These slightly disappointing figures for 115 bhp are explained by a kerb weight of 1125 kgs.’
- ‘With a kerb weight of 1,440 kg the car has strong, easily accessed performance - just push and go.’
- ‘Despite its 1600 kg kerb weight, this vehicle has a claimed top speed of 130 mph, and it gets to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds from rest.’
- ‘The latter figure is no doubt influenced by the new car's solid 1,325 kg kerb weight.’
- ‘Despite a portly 1915 kg kerb weight, the car sprints to 60 mph in a respectable nine seconds.’
- ‘Couple that with the vehicle's all-wheel drive system, and its hefty 1800 kg kerb weight and you'll appreciate that this is no speed demon.’
- ‘With a low kerb weight of 960 kg the vehicle gives up to 12 km per litre in city driving.’
- ‘With a kerb weight of 1350 kg, the car's 100 bhp engine gives a good account of itself.’
- ‘The new car has a kerb weight which the manufacturer claims is within 10 kg of its predecessor at 1123 kg.’
- ‘As a van it is pretty good but the addition of windows, rear seats and trim pushes the kerb weight of the model to nearly 2,000 kg and transforms its driving characteristics.’
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