Here is the presentation video of this weeks unveiling of the 500X at the Paris Auto Show. It is a video of the powertrain, If I'm not mistaken, this is the same as the Renegade:
decoupling the spinning bits with mass? IIRC about 10% is a reasonably middle of the road estimate. It really depends on various ratios, mass of the bits, the rolling resistance of the tires, and how much of the mass the rear tires are spinning in a purely parasitic setup.good to see it does, but what sort of difference in MPG could this make? is it significant or minimal?
We could. but nobody has actual MPG numbers for the us engine options. So....Why not just look at a FWD vs AWD mpg to see the gains, I know the AWD system weights more so will impact the results some but, should give a good idea what the MPGs will be with the rear disconnect.