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thanks for the update is it me or am i reading the manual is 52mpg and the auto 9 speed is 47mpg
 

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Yes - 31/52/37 for the 6-speed manual and 31/47/37 for the 9-speed automatic.

Fantastic!!!

I would expect the '18 Diesel Hatch to be 1-2 mpg behind.
 

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Thanks for posting. That's awesome, and marketing gold! The most impressive part of it is that it's done with the newly revised 2017 testing methods, which knocked our 2014-2015 diesels down to 44 MPG highway. This is a HUGE improvement compared to that.

I'm very excited to test drive one of these!
 
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The most impressive part of it is that it's done with the newly revised 2017 testing methods, which knocked our 2014-2015 diesels down to 44 MPG highway. This is a HUGE improvement compared to that.
Considering that the '14-15 models were easily capable of far more than the original ratings anyway, imagine what these will be capable of.
 

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Yes - 31/52/37 for the 6-speed manual and 31/47/37 for the 9-speed automatic.

Fantastic!!!

I would expect the '18 Diesel Hatch to be 1-2 mpg behind.
Interesting that it will be the 9 speed. I thought the diesels were going to get the 6 speed auto, from what I read somewhere else.
 

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That was the Equinox, and I still believe that to be incorrect, as I had seen mention of the 1.6 getting the 9-speed there.

As far as I remember, the Cruze diesel was always slated to receive the 9-speed.
 

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Tbh if I planned on keeping cars and not getting a truck the new diesel cruze with the manual would definitely be extremely high on my list. That mpg is fantastic.
 

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Wow bigger news!!! Is that a diesel only badge on the rear!?!?!?!!??
 

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I'm curious on fuel tank size. Looks like they must've downsized it to around a 14 gal tank.
 

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Wow bigger news!!! Is that a diesel only badge on the rear!?!?!?!!??
It sure is!

Boy, it sure is weird that the 9 speed auto returns worse fuel economy...

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Better in city - and likely better than if it had been a 6-speed auto. I'm guessing the final drive/final overdrive are super tall on the manual. Will be interesting to see the gear ratios.

Good thing with a diesel is you can crank the **** out of the gear ratios, and still have plenty of torque to not cause issues with driving.
 

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I can see it. Torque converter autos tend to lose MPG on super fuel efficient engines vs something like a DCT or actual manual. You're still constantly pumping fluid around. An impressive figure nonetheless, should be a good selling point.
 

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The die hard diesel guys want manuals in their cars. GM wasn't going to take the tdi guys until they offered one.
 
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