I'm sure you're correct for everything else but a DSG box decreases fuel consumption.KodiaqNZ said:What stats are you looking at for the difference between 2wd and AWD?
HonestJohn.co.uk has fuel Stats of:
6.19 l/100km for a 2wd 7 seat
6.31-7.1 l/100km for a AWD 7 seat DSG
The AWD, 7 seats, Towbar, DSG, will increase the fuel consumption but these all seem to be wanted when people look at a SUV.
The AWD system is an electro-mechanical clutch plate engagement system. Energy transfer over a clutch plate is never 100% efficient (e.g. heat loss, slip).iwarv said:Other than added kerb weight, I really don't know why a 4x4 consumes more than the FWD.
But it's rarely engaged is it? I thought 4wd only kicked in when needed. In my case (if I had 4wd) probably a few seconds in every 100 miles or so.MoominPapa said: