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Old 01-16-2013, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
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From the MB press release:

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(Wind) resistance is futile - a new record Cd figure

With a Cd figure of 0.23, the CLA sets a new benchmark among not only Mercedes models, but also all series-production vehicles. The frontal surface area, Cd x A - which is crucial to aerodynamic resistance also leads the field at 5.49 sq. ft.

The good air flow characteristics, which have a major impact on fuel consumption under everyday driving conditions, are the result of extensive aerodynamic optimization. These include
  • a low A-pillar shoulder with adapted A-pillar geometry,
  • aerodynamically optimized exterior mirrors,
  • low-drag wheel trims
  • and serrated wheel spoilers on the front and rear wheel arches.
  • Extensive underbody cladding,
  • additional cladding at the center of the rear axle,
  • an aerodynamically optimized muffler
  • and a diffuser improve the flow of air beneath the underbody.
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