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Old 01-03-2019, 02:07 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Not surprised much. A downsized turbo is only going to be as economical as its acceleration profile. If the "standard consumer behavior" includes hitting the boost more often, it's going to drink more gas than normal.

What I'd like to see is how it drinks in traffic, where a downsized variable compression engine should have an advantage over regular ones... or if the heat issues inherent in turbocharged installations make that a no-starter, as well.
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