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Old 03-19-2021, 08:21 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:25 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by EcoCivic View Post
How exactly is the EPA's testing procedure biased? Do they assume that the driver of the manual trans doesn't know when to shift or something?
IIRC it has to do with a standardized shifting procedure for test purposes, which ignores some differences between so many engine configurations. Then it led to close-ratio manual transmissions becoming more widespread, even though their gear-spread may be more suitable for a "sporty" driving mode than to improve efficiency.

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