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      02-18-2013, 02:19 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by mryakanisachoad View Post
I'm all about fuel economy and saving the environment but it sounds to me like engineers are being told that they need to ignore the iron law of physics.

They keep building more turbocharged motors and all of a sudden telling us its OK to randomly shut the engine off to save fuel. Why wasn't that OK 10 years ago? I think a lot of people are forgetting why the automotive industry mostly gave up on turbocharging gas engines a generation ago.
Actually I think this is one positive of the fuel mileage wars. Turbo'ed cars have always been stigmatized as unreliable. Now with the n20 and others this is changing perspectives. People accept that turbos can generate the power people are used to while still increasing fuel efficiency.