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Old 09-18-2010, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Supercharging for economy?

I was reading a review for the new version of the car I have, the Nissan Micra. The new car is rated at 56.5mpg, which is fairly impressive in itself, however next year a SUPERCHARGED version of the same engine in the same car is set to come in with 20% more power AND more economy (71mpg) any one have any ideas on how this could be working? It's against my understanding of how superchargers work.. i.e. trading more fuel for more power in a smaller space.

Link to review: Nissan Micra Hatchback Car Review - Auto Trader UK

58.35 MPG last tank = 127% EPA
49.23 MPG 9 tank average = 107% EPA
66.11 MPG best tank.
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