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Posted by Neo on August 30, 2009, 10:52 am
 


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I read that the Volkswagon Polo Blue Motion gets about 62 mpg
using only a 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine in "ultraurban" mode.
The Polo Blue Motion is a 4 door family sedan (about the same
size as a 4 door VW Jetta) .  The downsize to this VW
"ultraurban" mode is that acceleration is reduced to 17 second
timing for a 0-60mph acceleration (which is about twice as
long as a the acceleration of a most new cars in the USA).   .
Still if one is driving in stop and go urban traffic this would be
an acceptable trade-off.  The 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010
Honda Insight both have a economy setting that sound
really similar to the Volkswagon Polo Blue Motion's "ultraurban"
mode.



Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 30, 2009, 11:21 am
 


In article


Which is fine as far as that goes, but if you look carefully at the
Prius design, you'll come to realize that a diesel engine would bring
nothing to the table with respect to being the ICE part of Toyota's
Hybrid Synergy Drive.

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