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Old 02-05-14, 10:24
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T4 Post Icon Did you know a suspension drop can inprove your fuel ecconomy?

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James Clark
Automotive News Europe
May 1, 2014 06:01 CET
TrelleborgVibracoustic supplies the Porsche Macanís optional air springs, which allow the crossover to sit 15mm lower to the ground than with a steel-spring suspension. The lower ride helps reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 5 percent, the Germany-based supplier said.

German partsmaker Hengst supplies the Macanís 3.0-liter gasoline engine with its V-Space module. This multi-functional, integrated plastic module performs five separate functions: crankcase cover; free-form coolant distribution channels; crankcase pressure control valve; crankcase system with air intake and ventilation system; and oil mist separation with multicyclone and pressure regulating valve. Because of the use of high-grade plastics, the module can withstand the temperature demands associated with ventilation. Using a smaller pressure control valve with advanced projection capabilities also means that the valve can be protected from freezing.

The new Macan is assembled alongside the Cayenne and Panamera at Porsche's factory in Leipzig, eastern Germany. Macan output is forecast to peak at more than 80,000 units in 2016, according to IHS Automotive.
http://www.autonews.com/article/2014...442I2883023C7T

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Old 02-05-14, 10:35
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Default Re: Did you know a suspension drop can inprove your fuel ecconomy?

LOL. It might just save a little money at very high speeds but the T5 owner just up the road from me is facing a large bill due to his meeting with our local speedbump. I warned him.
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Old 02-05-14, 11:17
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Default Re: Did you know a suspension drop can inprove your fuel ecconomy?

So that's why my customers get such good fuel consumption!

In fairness the weight saving probably has just as much to do with it if not more, obviously once the tank and compressor are in there it's minimal but the unsprung weight is a good few kg less on each corner.
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