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      11-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #10
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It is setup to get into 7th as quickly as possible to acheive the best results on the european emisions tests. Its a set test on a rolling road that is supposed to simulate both city and highway driving. The test must be conducted in the default setting for a car. This is why most new dct and auto cars are setup to start in automatic mode. Most manufactures carefully map the shift points to provide the best performance in these tests despite the fact they are not reflective of how the cars will be driven or perform on the road. Its also contributing to the decline of manual cars as they cannot be made to perform this test as efficently as a dct car can.