2009 Audi TT / TTS Coupe — Owner's Manual
Tires and vehicle load limits: There are limits to the amount of load or weight that any vehicle and any tire can carry. A vehicle that is overloaded will not handle well and is more difficult to stop. Overloading cannot only lead to loss of vehicle control but can also damage important parts of the vehicle and can lead to sudden tire failure, including a blowout and sudden deflation that can cause the vehicle to crash. Your safety and that of your passengers also depends on making sure that load limits are not exceeded.
Vehicle load includes everybody and everything in and on the vehicle. These loa d limits are technica lly referred to as the vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ("GVWR"). The "GVWR" includes the weight of the basic vehicle, all factory installed accessories, a full tank of fuel, oil, coolant and other fluids plus maximum load. The maximum load includes the num ber of passenger s that the vehicle is intende d to carry ("seating capacity") with an assumed weight of 150 lbs (68 kg) for each passenger at a designated seating position and the total weight of any luggage in the vehicle.
The Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum load that can be applied at each of the vehicle's two axles. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and the Gross Axle Weight Rating are listed on the safety compliance sticker label located on the driver's side B-pillar. Your vehicle has 4 seating positions, 2 in the front and 2 in the rear for total seating capacity of 4. Each seating position has a safety belt.
The fact that there is an upper limit to your vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating means that the total weight of whatever is being carried in the vehicle is limited.