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Old 06-24-2017, 06:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
1500 rpm at 55 in 9th gear. 6th gear in my Golf TDI was the same.
Even though having more gears might eventually increase the fuel-efficiency under certain circumstances, the cost penalty and eventually the compromise between reliability and a compact packaging might be considered too, not to mention the internal friction inherent to a greater amount of gears.
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