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Old 11-28-2007, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It has been estimated that a 10 percent reduction in Cd can lead to a 5 - 6 percent improvement in fuel economy at highway speeds and a 1 - 2 percent improvement at urban speeds. (source: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:uRXQgiGGpEUJ:www.energy.ca.gov/reports/9712TTSR.PDF+%22reduction+in+Cd%22+%22miles+per+ga llon%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2)
Though: the base Cd isn't mentioned, and highway speeds aren't defined.
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