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Old 07-16-2010, 06:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DailyTechArticleMentionedAbove
The weight reductions on the Focus's gearbox alone will account to a 9 percent increase in fuel economy, according to Ford.
I'm skeptical about this statement
Maybe weight and rotating mass? If dropping 30 pounds (cited in article) equated to 9% increase in FE in other cars, everyone would keep their cars as empty as ecomodders/drag racers.

Either way, very exciting transmission option. I could even handle it, and I'm excited to hear how they do the shut down when idling option - how long will it delay from when you release the brake pedal to when your car starts going?...
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