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Re: Fuel economy (was Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries)

>A manual 5
> speed Audi has better fuel economy for two reasons - less transmission
> losses and "deceleration fuel cutoff" (shuts off injectors when the car
> is in gear, clutch not pressed and throttle closed). 

1) deceleration fuel cutoff is not limited to manual transmission cars
only.  my v8 has it and it's slush.

2) a 5 speed will deliver better economy if and only if the driver is
smart enough to take advantage of it.  a smart slush can produce better
fuel mileage than a dumb driver with a 5 speed.