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Glossary

Even though we do try to avoid using technical terminology across our websites, there maybe times when you may need further help to understand some of the features described on our cars. That's what this glossary is for. Search alphabetically.

 

Weight distribution - front to rear (%)

- A term used in physics and mechanics to describe the distribution of mass between the front and back of a car. This effectively means the same as weight distribution in this case.
 

Wheel base

- The distance between the front and the rear axles on a car.
 

Wheel size

- The diameter of the wheel in inches (1 inch = approx 2.5cm) from where the inside edge of the tyre sits on the wheel. See tyre size for information about tyre codes.
 

Width

- Is the distance from side to side, either including or excluding the length of both side mirrors.