To answer my own question...the "Specs" document on that news site appears to refer only to the DSG. As far as I can tell, the gas mileage rating and 184 vs. 199 torque with the 6-speed manual transmission are not yet confirmed.I suppose the rated fuel economy is slightly disappointing (30 mpg hwy seems low?), but I'm happy about the larger fuel tank. I may be able to squeeze out the same overall mpg and range that I get in my current Golf, but in a larger, more capable AWD car...and with regular fuel.
I wonder if that rating is for the DSG car specifically?
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That's plain crap.and it's rated at 22/30 mpg
Yeah like totally NOT! It was indeed the case for TDI but we all know the reason behind it.Meh of all the lying and cheating VW has been caught doing lately they still tend to be very conservative with fuel economy ratings and unlike many brands users often see higher than rated economy from them.
Actually the cheating has only a tiny bit to do with the fuel economy and why people can exceed it on a TDI. While some hardware changes may be needed to certain catalysts in the system something like urea injection is based on fuel used, VW can increase the injection rate from say 1.5% to 2% (no clue what the actual or needed rate is/will be) and that will change the actual fuel economy by nothing at all since it is post combustion and an after treatment. So no "we" don't know the reason behind it.Yeah like totally NOT! It was indeed the case for TDI but we all know the reason behind it.
I thought it was the same person.Not gonna say a thing about freeway cruising on the mostly flat surface. Indeed it is better than EPA 35mpg. No issue.
However, i feel based on my personal experience thus far, that lower end is claimed higher than it really is for the around town type driving. Also, any moderate uphill going drops economy through the roof to the floor. I seen 38 to 18MPG drop going same speed when there was a slight uphill. Maybe this is limited to my car only, and i hope it is. But so far 1.8T Gen3 economy was nothing but disappointment to me.