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VW's "Defeat Device's" Effectivenss Measured: MT


El Kabong

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...and it turns out to be pretty effective, especially at lower revs. Less surprising but also interesting: VW's claimed hp and torque numbers are with the defeat device inactive. This would go a long way to explaining why the engines always felt relavively torquey, which in turn would help boost observed FE to well above the EPA's numbers.

Read more about it at the link:

http://m.motortrend.com/wot/volkswagen-jetta-tdi-dyno-reveals-lower-power-in-test-mode-wvideo.html

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