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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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Bugatti built the world’s fastest cars

Oct 22 2014 3:31am CDT | Source: CarFab.com

The Bugatti Veyron is made of incredible numbers. What began as a mere idea deep within the Volkswagen Group grew to become the equivalent of the Concorde for the road. With its luxurious length of 4.47 m, the Veyron*) is a perfectly balanced combination of high-powered performance and sleek, racy design. Even at complete standstill, […] Related posts: Premiere of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse at the Qatar Motor Show 2013 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Sets Speed Record Fer ...
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24 Hours of LeMons Michigan: The Winners!

Oct 22 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For our second 2014 LeMons race at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, we admired some of the greatest endurance-racin’ machines we’d ever seen on Friday, watched those machines duke it out in the rain on Saturday, and then watched the winners roar (or clatter, or coast) across the finish line on Sunday. Here are the trophy winners from the 2014 Where the Elite Meet To Cheat 24 Hours of LeMons. For the first seven seasons of LeMons racing, the Porsch ...
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2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen Spied: So Rad, So Off-Limits

Oct 21 2014 4:43pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

What It Is: This is an easy one, as far as our daily routine of identifying future products goes, because no effort has been made whatsoever to obscure the car: It’s a Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen circling the Nürburgring. It’s quite obviously a Euro-market model, as VW has only shown us Americans the SportWagen in “concept” form at this year’s New York auto show. The basic Wagen’s U.S. arrival is inevitable, though, and you can read our drive of the Euro version for an idea of what ...
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Volkswagen Passat review

Oct 21 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Recombu

Andy Goodwin reviews the new 2015 Volkswagen Passat, a more powerful, more economical and roomier proposition than its predecessor. With the arrival of the all-new Volkswagen Passa ...
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2018 VW Touareg, BMW 1-Series DTM Sport Edition, Silent-Running LaFerrari: Car News Headlines

Oct 21 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

One of the first test mules for Volkswagen’s third-generation Touareg has been spotted. The new SUV is expected on the market in the second half of 2017, as a 2018 model, and will once again be twinned by Porsche’s Cayenne. Following on the heels of yesterday’s M4 DTM Champion Edition special edition coupe, B ...
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Two new Passats stolen directly from Volkswagen

Oct 21 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat has been garnering a lot of attention ever since it was introduced earlier this year and it appears thieves couldn't resist taking a closer look. ...
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VW confirms Euro Passat will get CC and Alltrack spinoffs

Oct 21 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Wagon, Europe, Volkswagen Volkswagen certainly isn't afraid to make the most of a platform, especially in Europe. Just look at all of the versions of the Golf that you can buy across the pond. Now, with the Euro-market Passat just hitting the market over there, the folks in Wolfsburg are already getting their latest creation ready for future variants. According to Car and Driver, VW confirmed in it ...
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2015 Green Car Of The Year finalists announced, run alt-fuel gamut

Oct 21 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, MPG, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen, Natural Gas The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your high-efficiency diesel (t ...
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Next generation Volkswagen Touareg test mule spied for the first time

Oct 21 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The third generation Volkswagen Touareg is making today its spy photo debut ahead of what will likely be a 2017 market launc ...
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2018 Volkswagen Touareg Spy Shots

Oct 21 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

It may look like an Audi Q7 but pictured here is actually a very early test mule for the third-generation Volkswagen Touareg, which we expect on market in the second half of 2017, as a 2018 model. The current Touareg was all-new for 2011 and just received a mid-cycle update for 2015. We know the ...
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