Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 20:39:04 GMT
From: winstonnopsamail.com (Winston)
Subject: Re: Turbo and Gas MPG...


This makes sense... that the turbo-engined car will have better efficiency when putting out a certain amount of power than a normally aspirated engine. But I think that we can lose sight of this when our average MPG dips by 4-5 when we're really gassing it a lot. Even though this might be lower than the normal highway cruising efficiency, it is still better than a 6 or 8cyl engine would be getting under the same circumstances. In article <38EF2A8B.228BCA82nopsamnet>, cleedsnopsamnet wrote: > This may sound logical, but it's mistaken. The equation is > not nearly so simple. If a turbo increases an engine's > efficiency, then it will result in higher gas mileage. And > turbos do increase efficiency, because (unlike a simple > supercharger) it converts what would have been wasted > exhaust heat into energy. > > The biggest variable, though, is how the car is driven.

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