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Old 03-28-2012, 02:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cd View Post
there is mention of the A2 being introduced at .25 Cd .
This number is often given as the official Cd in published literature ( I've also seen .27 )
This makes me wonder what would have caused such a drastic rise in drag to .288 .
The A2 was available in several different trim levels/models , one of which was a high-efficiency version ("3 L" diesel). That's what the .25 figure refers to. It had a different grille, wheels, tires (size) and partial underbody panels (if memory serves), and possibly also a lower ride height.

Ride height is one mod our experimenters didn't attempt here.
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