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Old 09-05-2007, 06:16 AM   #1
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German researchers reduce Golf fuel consumption 25% with mods

This stuff is old hat to regular GSers, but still interesting...

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Recently, Axel Friedrich [head of the Transport department in the German Federal Environmental Agency] irked Volkswagen by taking their most popular model (the Golf) and getting Universities to improve its efficiency.
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I was going to post it last week but got lazy.

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This stuff is old hat to regular GSers, but still interesting...

from http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/08...nothing-magic/

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Wow, this totally applies to us. I took note of this comment :

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Note also that drivetrain concept emphasizing operating the engine at low RPM and high torque are best implemented using a DCT transmission (cp. VW DSG) because anything more than light acceleration will require a kickdown event. It can be done with a manual, but its so tedious drivers tend to stick with a lower gear.
As a GSer, I don't mind this, but I know it can wear on others. I wonder if they had to manufacture the gears?

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