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Active Shutter Grille Vents

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg

    No, we won't all be driving golf carts. In fact, as cars change over the next 12 years to meet much tougher fuel-economy rules, automakers will likely do their best to keep the changes invisible. Your next vehicles will deliver better gas mileage than ever before, no matter how large or small they are. By 2025, the industry has agreed to meet an overall corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) level of 54.5 mpg. That translates to about a 42-mpg combined EPA rating on the window sticker, due to differences in how fuel efficiency is calculated. That's lower than three different Toyota Prius...

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    Active Shutter Grille Vents: How They Help Improve MPG

    Over the past few years, more automakers than ever have started to promote something called active shutter grille vents. Essentially a way to boost fuel economy at higher speeds, active grill shutters are now being used by GM, Ford, and Chrysler--among others--to give gas mileage boosts to their...

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