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The New 73.5 US mpg Vw Golf Diesel. Banned in US.

Volkswagen premieres seventh generation Golf in Berlin

http://www.gizmag.com/volkswagen-seventh-generation-golf/24000/



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The Geo Metro was killer back in the day!

I remember those Geo Metro cars cranked out 50mpg back in the 90s. Soon enough, they were discontinued! I never understood why.

75 mpg

That is quite a bit. A six speed manual is sweet but never liked that reverse gear besides first lol As well a 2.0L engine with 4 people in it is not going to make any sudden moves imo. Nontheless, this would be a good city car.

Like it says in the comment section, the Sirrocco or however you spell it would be good to see again.

donvino

USG

From the article:

"Golf BlueMotion boasts the even more impressive fuel economy figures of 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 km (73.5 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 85 g/km."

Most likely the real wrold consumtion is 1.5 US gallon for 73 miles (factroy mpg testings is done in laboratory), still, this is much better then Toyota Prius which the Media and the tree huggers are raving about.

I can only think of 2 reasons why

it is banned in the US.

1) 75 mpg is double that of the current high mpg car here in the states, and seeing that the Feds make money off every gallon purchased, that would mean a lot less $ for them. Sounds sensible, sinister but sensible.

2) The US mandates emission controls unlike the EU. US cars are modified to the hilt, adding extra weight, and poorer performance.

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