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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old September 19th, 2019, 15:11   #31
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You guys both have manual transmissions - my understanding is that the gearing is a little taller on MT cars than the DSG cars. At least the 2012/13 versions. So I'm not shocked that you can do better MPG's.

I feel like my car could use another gear or two on the highway because the engine is spinning so fast (2000+ rpm at highway speeds). My BMW is turning at ~1650 rpm at 80 mph, just ticking over...
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Old September 20th, 2019, 12:12   #32
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12-14 DSG are about 2-300 RPM shorter gearing than a 6MT, and that will affect MPG let alone the small parasitic loss of a DSG vs manual just doesn't help the MPGs regardless of what the EPA numbers are.
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