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      12-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #235
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Originally Posted by pbar View Post
I guess this is the problem with buying your performance car from a large auto maker. Smaller manufacturers don't seem to have any problem with these regulations - does McLaren make ecoboxes? Does Ferrari?

It also seems to me that Porsche are able to find ways around it - and they certainly don't have the sales volume of BMW to be able to hide a few performance cars in the fleet average mpg statistics.
Non of them are immune. Porsche for example went 4 banger FI for the Cayman/Boxster and Ferrari is now mainly downsized FI engines and EPS is everywhere. DCT is still there though but for how long? I wouldn’t be surprised to see AT creeping into the Panamera and Macan in the next iterations.