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    Default C5 boot weight limit

    Have C5 hatchback, what is the upper SAFE weight limit assuming I put some plywood to spread the load? Load goes in the boot with no one in the rear seat.

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    looks like the gross weight is 1845 kg. Curb weight 1320 kg.Difference 525 kg
    Assume 80kg for driver and 70 kg fuel there should be 375 lg left for the load.
    I used to carry 13x20 kg (260 kg) of shellfish in mine in (poly boxes) and had no problems, with the big advantage of fold flat seats and self levelling suspension. Wonderfull car.
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    You don't state the exact model C5 Ė and it may not matter much Ė but you may find the car.info site helpful. For what they describe as a CitroŽn C5 generation DC/DE 2.0 HDi 107ps, (2001 - 2004), they quote a cargo capacity of between 506 and 565kg.

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    No idea what you are carrying, but a couple of blown rear spheres might make that rental ute look cheap.
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    Sort of 2 issues here really.

    One is, as has been pointed out, how much the suspension can bear. Logically, putting the seats down and having the same weight over a larger area, and towards the front, will alleviate the floor and sphere loading.

    That would make the second issue worse - should you brake heavily, or hit something, or have something hit you, how much is a safe load to have making its way into the cabin via the back seats - even if confined to the boot? Not a lot I imagine.

    Maybe 200kg of feathers is safer than 200kg of lead.
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    Hi,
    The handbooks for the Mk1 2001 - 2004 give a maximum rear axle weight of 900 or 950 the saloon kg ( hatch ) and for the estate 1080 or 1100 kg. For the update 2004 - 2008 935 - 960 kg for the saloon and the estate 935 - 950 kg.

    The minor variations are related to engine type. The interpretation of maximum cargo weight of 506 - 565 kg I will leave to you.

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    Got back with lathe in the boot, no problem, about 110kg plus a few tools.

    Thanks for the responses, were reassuring for what I wanted to do, & the lathe was a bit lighter than I expected.

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    A lathe that fits in the boot of a C5 is not a big lathe.

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