12 Oct '15, 4am

Consumer Reports Finds VW TDIs Go Slower and Get… #CarmakersMarketFleets #News #Uncategorized #Volkswagen #20diesel

Consumer Reports Finds VW TDIs Go Slower and Get… #CarmakersMarketFleets #News #Uncategorized #Volkswagen #20diesel

When Volkswagen finally recalls its diesel vehicles, owners may be in for a surprise once they get their vehicles “fixed.” And the surprise isn’t the good kind either. Consumer Reports decided to see just how much performance is impacted when diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are in their “cheat mode” by putting a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI and 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI to the test. To put the vehicles into cheat mode, the publication pushed the gas pedal five times with the ignition in the on position. To avoid being kicked out of the cheat mode when the cars’ rear wheels start spinning, Consumer Reports unplugged the rear wheel speed sensors. From there, the team ran the two vehicles through its drive cycle that involved a city traffic simulation on the track and a 65-mph highway run. Fuel economy figures were calculated by taking fuel readings from a flow meter and aver...

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