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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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European hot hatch icons in classic form

Oct 28 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The first example of a European ‘Hot Hatch’ dates back to 1976 and the Volkswagen GTi which was a high-performance derivative of a front-wheel-drive, three-door hatchback Things really took off for this segment in the mid-’80s when the Austin/Rover Group, Peugeot and Renault offered a very limited run of production-built cars so that they could meet the regulations to build their highly modified Group B Ra ...
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Volkswagen street up! announced

Oct 28 2014 4:10pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the new street up! special edition. It features contrasting mirror caps and special graphics on the hood, roof and ...
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Volkswagen Beetle

Oct 28 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best-selling and most recognizable nameplates in the world. With a history going on 75 years now, the Beetle has emerged in two distinct eras--the Bugs of the pre-1998 era, and the completely new Beetles that were inspired by the original, but based on Golf running gear. Today's Gol ...
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Volkswagen CC

Oct 28 2014 10:31am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volkswagen CC is a spin-off of the last generation of VW Passat sedans. A four-door with frameless windows, it's dubbed by VW as a "coupe-like sedan"--a car with a sleeker roofline and more visual zest than a formal-rooflined sedan. In that way, it's a follower in the trail bl ...
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Audi TT

Oct 28 2014 9:37am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Audi TT is a sporty 2+2 coupe or two-seat convertible; over most of the past 15 years it's been sold in sporty TT or the uplevel TTS form, with an uber-powerful TT RS joining in for the 2012 and 2013 model years. Derived from Audi's compact-car lineup, the TT competes with cars like the MINI Cooper, Volkswagen Beetle, even the ...
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2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI 1.8T Manual Tested: Even the Basic Model is a World-Beater

Oct 27 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

It’s odd for us to call out the manual transmission as our primary issue with a car—we are the Save the Manuals people, after all—but that’s the case here. To be clear, our grumbling isn’t really aimed at the gearbox or the clutch, which are light and precise and rewarding to use, but rather VW’s product planning for its American Golf line ...
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2017 / 2018 Volkswagen Golf to be evolutionary

Oct 27 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The Volkswagen Golf VII is only two years old but new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model. ...
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Motorsports: Volkswagen clinches second consecutive World Rally Championship

Oct 27 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Volkswagen Not unlike some other motor racing disciplines, the World Rally Championship tends to be ruled by dynasties. The late 1980s were dominated by Lancia, Toyota won a succession of titles in the early 90s, Mitsubishi and Subaru traded top spots in the late 90s and Citroën dominated from 2003 through 2012. But these days its all about Volkswagen. The German automaker jumped into the WRC last year with the Polo R WRC and proceeded to ...
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Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings for 2015

Oct 27 2014 1:32pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings. The company’s Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, while its Scion brand is in the top ten. It’s the eighth year in a row that a Toyota brand has led the rankings. “Toyota has a strategy that emphasizes reliability over excitement,” says Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ head of auto testing. “They take a conservative a ...
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ETC: 2014 Art Center Car Classic celebrates Street to Screen

Oct 27 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows For over a decade now, the Car Classic at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena has been a mainstay of Southern California car culture. It's the kind of event where you might see a Duesenberg alongside a Porsche 917 racer, a classic Ford Mustang fastback, a gullwinged Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a McLaren P1, all on the same lot. Themed "Street to Screen," this year's Car Classic focused on movie ...
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