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Old 04-21-2014, 03:54 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by skippo View Post
Hi Freebeard
... the VW diesel turbo on the beetle got 50+mpg with 190HP. I am hoping with the hybrid 3th wheel will give me closer to 70mpg. And more power. Yes not as efficient but much more fun.
You can have both with the VW turbodiesel... more power AND better efficiency! With my tune and larger injector nozzles, I can easily get 60mpg+ in a mid-sized sedan.

There is a kit for the MkIV Jettas & Golfs that you might want to consider: If it's possible to pull 60mpg+ with a slightly modified sedan, then reducing the frontal area and the weight via the Smyth kit ought to allow mid- to upper 70mpg figures.
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