I wonder if that's the same for other countries. Although to be fair, these tests only tend to make the cars worse to live with day to day. Shifting to maintain as low revs as possible, cutting the engine at traffic lights, it's all a PITN to live with. I spent $600 on a sports steering wheel with gear-shift paddles and then $900 re-tuning the DSG box so that it uses 1750rpm as a minimum instead of 1400. It may use 0.2l/100kph more but it's so much more nicer to drive.