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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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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

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VW's e-Golf is the car maker's first EV to hit the U.S market. But how does it stack up against other electric vehicles like Ford Fusion Electric, Nissan Le ...
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SEMA: Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle is more pumpkin than Porsche

Nov 4 2014 4:30pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Coupe, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Celebrities, Specialty "Many Porsche owners like the Beetle. The Beetle is a very good car and it looks like a Porsche a little bit," according to Akira Nakai, the man at the helm of Japanese tuning house RAUH-Welt Begriff. "It is similar, but a Beetle is not a Porsche, so we made a completely new design for this Beetle." ...
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VW joining with Fiat Chrysler would be 'brilliant' idea, Krafcik speculates

Nov 4 2014 3:18pm CST | Source: Automotive News

A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen would create a well-balanced global automaker that would be highly profitable, John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website TrueCar, said toda ...
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This Is the Heroic LeMons Team that Finished in 228th Place—So, Last—in the Largest Endurance Race in History

Nov 4 2014 1:11pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

At the Vodden the Hell Are We Doing? 24 Hours of LeMons race in September, 242 teams registered, 228 managed to get their hoopties onto the Thunderhill Raceway track, and 216 were counted on the first lap after the green flag waved. Why are those numbers significant? Well, that race set the record for the world’s largest endurance road race, and the Guinness Book of World Records folks are in the process of certifying it as such. Wit ...
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Customized Volkswagen Beetle unveiled at SEMA by Tanner Foust and RAUH-Welt Begriff

Nov 4 2014 11:20am CST | Source: World Car Fans

Rallycross driver Tanner Foust in association with Porsche tuner RAUH-Welt Begriff have introduced a heavily modified Volkswagen B ...
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Hybrid Ownership Costs, CCS Fast Charging, 2015 VW Golf: Today's Car News

Nov 4 2014 10:30am CST | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

Before you head off to the polls today, we've got a wide variety of stories on hybrids that cost less to own than gasoline cars, CCS fast-charging implementation, and the fifth and final nominee for our 2015 Best Car To Buy award, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got the late ...
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VW Passat TDI 40K Long-Term Test Wrap: VW’s Family Sedan Embraces the American Way

Nov 4 2014 10:19am CST | Source: Car and Driver

Family sedans from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, and Toyota have all earned their places in our culture, but Volkswagen’s Passat has always struggled to assimilate. Between its arrival in 1974 as the Dasher and its sixth-generation redesign in 2012, the Passat was at times too small, too unreliable, and too expensive. Sales remained relatively microscopic. Just 12,497 Passats moved in 2010; Mitsubishi came close to unloading more Galants. Back then, the Passat didn’t eve ...
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Range: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

Nov 4 2014 9:30am CST | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

The fifth and final of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. It's a completely new, top-to-bottom makeover of the classic compact five-door hathback, now in its seventh generation since launching in 1974. DON'T MISS ...
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Detroit Three lead strong Canadian auto sales through October

Nov 4 2014 8:35am CST | Source: Driving Canada

Chrysler was the top selling automaker in Canada last month, narrowly beating the other Detroit Three companies as the industry continued on pace that would eclipse last year’s record sales. Automakers sold 154,949 cars and trucks in October, a 6.5 per cent increase from 145,460 a year ago, according to data compiled by industry analyst DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, calling the results “stunning.” “Yet another huge ...
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First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Delivery On Friday; Auction Proceeds To Charity

Nov 4 2014 5:00am CST | Source: Diesel Reports

The electric-car sales figures for October showed that one single 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf was delivered to a buyer last month,--even though the car hasn't yet arrived at the VW dealers that will initially offer it. But that single electric Golf hatchback turns out to be a special case. DON'T MISS: First 2015 Volkswag ...
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