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09GP 1.6HDi Towing limit

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Thu Feb 05 2015, 01:06pm
Member No: #28187
Joined: Nov 17 2012
Location: coventry
I have the above and am thinking of removing the 3rd row of seats to increase the towing capability.

As usual with something simple in theory, am I missing something. The difference in towing weights between the 5 seat and the 7 seat seems big, but somehow the answer seems too simple.

Many thanks for all the posts.

Thu Feb 05 2015, 01:18pm
Member No: #30055
Joined: Apr 02 2013
Location: Bolton
There is also a lot of extra weight in the extra body work/glass and fittings in the GP over the 5 seat
Fri Feb 06 2015, 02:35am

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Removing the 3rd row seats won't make a significant difference to the cars plated towing capacity and it's not easy to determine.

According to Citroen's Published Specifications: The 2009 C4GP 1.6HDi has a maximum laden weight of 2,250 kgs and a Maximum towing weight of a 'Braked' trailer of 1,180 kg (that appears different to the Tech Guide below so make sure you check the cars plate itself.

The only gain would be on the Gross Train Weight which is plated on the car itself - Click Here - and should be 3,130 kg according to the Technical Weights guide for the 7 seat HDi's - Click Here -

The owners Handbook for 2009 confirms:

Fri Feb 06 2015, 05:33am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Admin Dave wrote ...

the Gross Train Weight which is plated on the car itself - Click Here -

That's the best place to look - open the passenger door and there should be a label with all the details. It should be specific to your vehicle with your VIN on int.
Fri Feb 06 2015, 02:11pm

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
It's not the seats that cause the issue, for some reason the Grand Picasso 1.6HDi has a much lower towing limit than the 5 seater models (1300kg from memory) - sadly, you can't go above this even if you remove the seats.

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