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Old 12-06-2016, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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On the dyno, running the EPA test cycles is my guess.

More gears ain't bad if they increase the spread, which they've done in this case. (Lower cruising RPM.)

What bugs me is when they add more gears, but the top ratio is basically unchanged... though maybe that's more of a manual gearbox phenomenon.
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