New Guinness universe record: Golf TDI Clean Diesel attains lowest fuel expenditure on 48-state debate of a USA

Posted on 13. Jul, 2015 by in Volkswagen Canada

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Fuel expenditure of 2.9 l/100 km betters prior record

Over a past 16 days, a Golf TDI Clean Diesel finished a classical among fuel economy exam routes and warranted a place in a Guinness Book of RecordsTM by averaging a formerly unattainable low fuel expenditure figure of 2.9 l/100 km.

The track by 48 states in a USA (except Alaska and Hawaii) is a singular debate and is deliberate a classical track for fuel economy exam drives. The Golf TDI Clean Diesel lonesome a sum of 8,233 miles (13,250 km) – and was monitored by Guinness World Records via a drive.

The pushing team, done adult of publisher and blogger Wayne Gerdes and operative Bob Winger, usually used 2.9 litres of fuel per 100 km, that equates to a fuel economy figure of 81 miles per US gallon. The prior record for non-hybrid vehicles was 77.9 miles per gallon. After a attainment during a domicile of Volkswagen of America in Herndon, Gerdes said: “This outcome shows that by regulating a many modernized technologies in multiple with a crafty character of driving, it is probable to grasp poignant serve improvements in fuel economy and unequivocally considerable low fuel expenditure figures.”

The Golf TDI Clean Diesel is sole in a USA and Canada. The 2.0-litre TDI engine has a energy outlay of 110 kW / 150 PS, and a rated fuel economy is 45 miles per gallon (5.2 litres/100 km). The Golf TDI Clean Diesel also fulfils a many difficult emissions standards in a world: a LEV3 / TIER 3 standards in a USA.

In environment this fuel-saving record, a Golf performed nonetheless another endowment in a USA. In January, a compress automobile – that enjoys tellurian recognition – was voted “North American Car of a Year” by an awards cabinet of 57 automotive reporters from a USA and Canada.

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