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This view is partly explained by the headline statistics of successive evolutions between their debut in 1948 and 1972, when FDs were delisted as an option. Comparing the final Mk7 turbocharged version of the six-cylinder FD6 with the initial Mkl generation, bhp was 79% higher, torque was increased by 82%, weight was garage door opener z wave by 40% and fuel economy was 7% better. Progressive stepping-up of power outputs during the FD6 s production life reflected increases in truck weights and speeds permissible under step-changes in UK Construction and Use Regulations and highway speed limits.
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