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Old 02-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good question!

Or a 1st gen Insight? That would kick butt.

For those who don't know, the 1st generation Smart Fortwo diesel had these specs:

engine: 799 cc common rail diesel
power: 30 Kw / 40 hp
transmission: optional 6-speed electronically shifted
weight: 730 kg / 1609 lbs
fuel economy: average 4.2 L / 100km (67 mpg Imp. / 56 mpg US)
The only CDI drivetrain swap I know of went into the aero/tandem Jetcar:

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I wonder if you posted at whether they'd have any more examples. Though my limited time spent there suggests they're not very excited about efficiency mods.
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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