Does anyone know the weight distribution?

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    Did anyone figure out the weight distribution for the gen 4? Understandably, there may be a slight difference across the trim levels with the battery and spare tire differences.
     
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    56:44 according to Toyota
     
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    That's quite a change from the gen 3. Do you have a link I could take a quick read? I tried Google but had no luck.
     
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    That's correct. The Gen 3 is 61:49 (more front-heavy than the Gen 2 at 60:40).

    I do not have a link. It's from the notes I took at the Las Vegas reveal when I spoke to the chief engineer (translated through the chief designer).
     
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    Toyota may measure with passengers while C/D measures without, I just had a third party measurement.
    Notice that much of the Eco weight savings is in the back. (rear wiper motor, spare tire?)
     
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    Huh.... interesting. You'd think it's standardized. I'm fool to think otherwise. Now I'm curious about the Prime. I was told 53:47. An independent party therefore may measure differently? I guess it makes sense to have a driver in the car. That's ultimately what the weight distribution will be.



    And also the Li-Ion battery.
     
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    A lot of interesting specs here. Thanks! I didn't know they released their track sheets online. What's with the left to right weight distribution? About 50 lbs heavier on the left. This has to be with the driver off the vehicle since it's a curb weight, especially since there is no standard driver weight. I'm guessing this is because the motor generator is on the driver side. Other cars have a pretty even left to right weight distribution while the Prius is all out of wack. Does this affect driving feel or anything?
     
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    If Toyota's quoting their numbers with driver, a Prime has a lot more weight behind the rear axle, so a driver will affect the distribution less than they would in a Gen 4.

    (I know, old thread, but I found this looking up other stuff.)
     
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    Wouldn't it make more sense to quote with a driver on hand? The car isn't driving itself around (yet) so it would make sense to include a "standard" driver weight. (Although I guess quoting with one means you can add the weight of yourself on your own to calculate your own weight distribution)
     
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    The problem is that you need to know where you sit in the car to get that accurately.

    In Europe, the "standard driver" is 68 kg, so there is that that could be used in that market.
     
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    Well what d'ya know. I'm well above average for a European!!!! :ROFLMAO:
     
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