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Old November 15th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #1341
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Not really. It accelerates well above 130 km/h for a cargo van, but because the fuel lines cannot supply more fuel it cannot reach very high speeds. Which is good for fuel consumption Top speed still gets about 15 km / liter or 35 mpg.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #1342
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That's quite good. The fuel consumption of the Prius rises exponentially when you get over 120 km/h. The fuel consumption is quite dependent on the mass, by the way. When we get 5L/100km on a normal ride, we get 6.5L/100km when we have the bikes on the back of the car. That's also why it's not possible to get a small wagon behind your car for a Prius, it just can't handle it.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #1343
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That's quite good. The fuel consumption of the Prius rises exponentially when you get over 120 km/h. The fuel consumption is quite dependent on the mass, by the way. When we get 5L/100km on a normal ride, we get 6.5L/100km when we have the bikes on the back of the car. That's also why it's not possible to get a small wagon behind your car for a Prius, it just can't handle it.
Priuses are overrated IMHO.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:07 AM   #1344
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Yeah, they are. A new diesel car is better and more fuel efficient.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #1345
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A11 reconstruction at last. Worst section of german motorways will become history in 2 years . Sorry for bad quality of pictures, but with these weather conditions, this was best i could do.

They started one month ago on carriageway leading to Berlin, 2-3 km behind exit Schmölln (see on the map). In next stage this exit will also be closed and reconstructed.





















Bridge Lützlow-Kleinow.












Some pictures from bridge. Direction Szczecin.


Direction Berlin.


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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1346
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Thanks for the pics, pmaciej
Finally it's happening. And very necessary, regarding the pics. Will they also construct shoulders?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #1347
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Didn't they start reconstructing A11 in 2001 or 2002? I remember driving there and some sections where already under construction.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #1348
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Probably some other sections. The A11 was like this for the entire length AFAIK, so they've already done a big part of it. This is one stretch that they just didn't start with, until now
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #1349
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Will they also construct shoulders?
They will do it for sure. Just look, how wide new road will be: http://images44.fotosik.pl/31/fdf2a973d89f07c7.jpg

They also construct new shoulders (with exitramps reconstruction) on section near Joachimstal exit. Pics were posted here.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #1350
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And what about the lanes? They seemed quite narrow to me, will they widen them?
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This picture shows, how wide old lanes are. New ones probably will also be that wide.

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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #1352
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Because of the lacking shoulders, it probably just seemed like they were too narrow
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #1353
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I think that's the reason. For me it also seemed narrow, especialy lanes on opposite-to-driven carriageway. I drove this road many times and always had that stupid feeling.

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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #1354
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Interesting pics! Finally this crap is going out.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #1355
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They probably look narrow because the German road markings are twice the width as in other countries.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #1356
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Radi would love it
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Old November 16th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #1357
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Both lanes of the old A11 are 3.75m wide, thats the normal width of motorway lanes in Germany.
So the lanes of the reconstructed A11 will not be wider.
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Thanks for the confirmation, Rob
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #1359
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They probably look narrow because the German road markings are twice the width as in other countries.
I wish American roads had wide markings...Do you think wider markings are easier to see in heavy weather situations? And also are the side edge lines about 30 cm wide?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #1360
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Is this the very last true unrebuilt 'drive into the pre-WWII past' left on Germany's autobahn network? That bare concrete is 70 years old, isn't it?



Amazing what the DDR Commies all didn't do with the system before 1990.

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