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Old 08-18-2012, 07:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
My guess is also B, brisk acceleration.

I recently played on the back roads, taking the engine to the end of the redline, and I got one of my best mpg scores. Of course, I wasn't touching the brakes for anything, but instead coasted. It didn't seem to affect mpg as much as I thought it would.
If you engine off coast, then the engine is only working to get you to speed, so the amount of fuel used to get you there is the major factor in MPG, aero being second (first if you go about 50 MPH). hard fast acceleration tend to be at the ~80 load where the engine is most efficient. so your example sounds about right.
I would stop just short of red line though
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