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Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Jun 25 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New fuel efficiency world record set by Volkswagen

Volkswagen has announced that it has set a Guinness World Record using its Passat TDI clean diesel for fuel efficiency in 48 US states. The fuel efficiency record was set for a non-hybrid car with...

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Jun 25 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New fuel efficiency world record set by Volkswagen

Volkswagen has announced that it has set a Guinness World Record using its Passat TDI clean diesel for fuel efficiency in 48 US states. The fuel efficiency record was set for a non-hybrid car with the Volkswagen achieving 77.99 MPG. That is 10 MPG better than the previous 67.9 MPG rating.

Interestingly, the Passat TDI clean diesel fuel efficiency record also means the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more than 13 miles per gallon. Delegate Tom Rust said: "Breaking a world record is a huge accomplishment, and I'm especially pleased that Volkswagen of America—a Herndon, Virginia-based company—is doing its part to make its products more environmentally compatible and less dependent on foreign oil by using cutting-edge diesel technology. Congratulations!"

The vehicle that set the record was powered by shell ultralow sulfur diesel fuel and used special Continental PureContact tires with low rolling resistance polymers. The vehicles also equipped with a Linear Logic ScanGuage II to measure fuel economy and a Droid RAZR MAXX HD smartphone to provide Guesses World Records tracking measurements.

 
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Renault Eolab is a hyperefficient, conventional-looking answer to VW's XL1 [w/video]

Sep 16 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Renault, Paris Motor Show, Videos Watch out Volkswagen, Renault has your number. Debuting at the Paris Motor Show in a few weeks, this Renault Eolab concept aims to match the German automaker's XL1 space pod's fuel economy - without its out-of-this-world styling and offbeat packaging. The VW, which gets its name from its ability to go 100 kilometers on one liter of fuel (about 260 miles per gallon), will n ...
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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE First Drive: Cable-Ready Hot Hatch

Sep 16 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Volkswagen Group chief Martin Winterkorn is euphoric. Speaking in front of a group of international journalists in a greenhouse-cum-restaurant in Zürich, he reminds us of his promise that Volkswagen would demonstrate technology leadership in electric mobility. “Today, the mission is accomplished.” Winterkorn is referring to the new Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid fitted with a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo four-cylinder and an elec ...
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Peugeot 308 GT

Sep 16 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Peugeot launched the 308 in 2007 as the successor to the 307. The company’s new competitor to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus was based on the same chassis as the 307 but received a redesigned body and a revamped interior. The 308 included a host of gasoline and diesel engines at launch, and it carried over unchanged until a facelift in 2011. A brand-new 308 was unveiled in late 2013, sporting Peugeot’s new design language showcased on the 508 sedan and the 208 hatc ...
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California issues first official permits for self-driving cars in U.S.

Sep 16 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighbourhoods — with a human “safety driver” behind the wheel in case the onboard computers m ...
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Meet The Anti-Veyron: A 16-Cylinder, 4WD, Volkswagen Beetle-Based Neo-Classic

Sep 16 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Even though I joke about the Bugatti Veyron—and don't like how, if you squint, its body looks like a flattened tent—I do concede it's a remarkable, if pointless, feat of engineering.Read mor ...
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Volkswagen Transporter gains 60 Anniversary Pack in UK

Sep 16 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen is continuing the 60th anniversary Transporter celebrations with a special package available exclusively in U ...
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$100 Buys You a New Mini Cooper: Some Assembly Required

Sep 16 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

When Lego announced the Ultimate Collector Series Batman Tumbler, we thought that was pretty cool. There are some issue though. It is massive, it costs $200, and Lego can’t keep it in stock, so its impossible to find.What is a car-loving Lego enthusiast to do? Just buy a different Lego set of course!Lego has a long history of cool car-related creations. You can get a replica of the old Volkswagen van, multiple version of F1 cars and the Cadillac-based Ecto-1 wagon from the Ghostbusters film. ...
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Stuck in mud Volkswagen CC saved by Volvo S60R only to get stuck again [video]

Sep 16 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The owner of a previous generation Volkswagen CC learned the hard way that front-wheel drive doesn't work very well on muddy terrains ...
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Volkswagen launches new 3.0 TDI engine for Touareg facelift, consumes 6.6/100

Sep 16 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has added a new diesel engine to the facelifted Touare ...
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Mega Auto Supplier, ACTIVATE: ZF to Buy TRW for $13.5 Billion

Sep 15 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

It may not have the panache of a World Cup match, but when a German auto supplier takes over an American auto supplier, people—or at least our kind of people—take notice. Rumblings of a deal have been, well, rumbling since July, and now TRW Automotive Holdings has agreed to sell its entire business to ZF Friedrichshafen for $13.5 billion, essentially creating a super, one-stop-shop supplier for powertrain and safety equipment. Livonia, Michigan–based TRW, ...
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