Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy around a 48 U.S. States

Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada


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– 78 Miles per Gallon or 3.02 liters per 100 km

A classical among record drives for fuel economy is conquering all US-States but Alaska and Hawaii in one piece. A Volkswagen Passat TDI, constructed during a Volkswagen Chattanooga (Tennessee) plant, now has lonesome a stretch of 8,122 miles or 13,071 kilometers with record low fuel expenditure and within 16 days. The record expostulate was witnessed by officials of a Guinness World Record Organization.

The motorist team, blogger Wayne Gerdes and operative Bob Winger, achieved a fuel expenditure of usually 3.02 liter on 100 Kilometers, that means a operation of 78 miles per gallon. “We felt we had a good possibility of violence a existent record with a array prolongation Passat TDI,” Gerdes said, “but to pound it by averaging 77.99 mpg is unequivocally considerable and a covenant to a intensity of Volkswagen’s TDI vehicles. It shows how most a fuel expenditure depends on a driver.” The prior universe record was set during 67,9 miles per gallon.

Volkswagen’s modernized turbocharged and direct-injection TDI engine offers an central highway fuel economy of 43 miles per gallon (EPA) when versed with a six-speed primer delivery (5.5 Liter per 100 km).

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