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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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Porsche's former CEO Wiedeking to stand trial over VW-share manipulation

Aug 27 2014 1:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (left in the above photo) could potentially be facing some time in the slammer after all. The last we had heard, he and former Chief Financial Officer Holger Haerter (right) had avoided a trial in April due to a lack of evidence. However, an appeals court in Stuttgart has looked at the case a ...
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VW To Unveil Next-Gen Golf In 2017?

Aug 27 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Volkswagen’s all-new, seventh-generation Golf has just landed on these shores, but in other markets the car has been around since 2012. Now there’s talk of its successor, the MkVIII, arriving as early as 2017. Yes, according to Auto Motor und Sport, the MkVIII Golf will arrive in 2017 and ride on ...
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Speed Triple? Volvo Confirms Upcoming Three-Cylinder Engine Family

Aug 26 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Yes, Sweden gave us the blissful/mournful pop of Abba. It also handed us the Detroit-by-way-of-Stockholm grit of the fabulous Hellacopters. But lest we forget, our Scandanavian friends are also responsible for the parping atrocity of Joey Tempest’s execrable Europe, and the folks in Gothenburg seem to have been gorging on “The Final Countdown” alongside their pickled herring and Wasa crackers. Not long ago, Volvo was offering six-cyli ...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Priced at $35,445

Aug 26 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the 2015 e-Golf electric vehicle, which will start at $35,445. Set to go on sale in November, the e-Golf will come as an SEL Premium model, featuring the full options list as standard. Built on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the e-Golf blends the usability of the Golf with the benefits of an electric drivetrain. Aside from a few badges, one would have a hard time distinguishing the e-Golf from its gasoline coun ...
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2014 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 TDI First Drive: Torque on Torque on Torque

Aug 26 2014 2:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Until Audi came along with its incredible, 500-hp Q7 V-12 TDI, the Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI was the king of the segment. Discontinued in 2010, its final iteration—the R50—served up 350 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. (A less-powerful version was sold in the United States.) But that thing disappeared from our shores years ago, and the only current diesel in the Touareg’s U.S. lineup, the V-6 TDI, pales in comparison. As do the six-cylinder diesels in the big SUVs from Audi, BMW ...
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Volvo officially unveils 2016 XC90 SUV

Aug 26 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Volvo,  which has come to symbolize Swedish durability since its founding in 1927, is sticking to its Scandinavian roots with its first model since being acquired by Chinese owners four years ago. Rather than chase low wages, Volvo will maintain engineering and assembly of the new XC90 sport-utility vehicle in the carmaker’s hometown of Gothenburg. The overhaul of the brand’s flagship model, which was unveiled today near Stockholm, is part of a plan to spend ab ...
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Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at VW Tenn. plant

Aug 26 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Employees at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Tennessee are forming a union that is to include hourly and salaried workers, as a counter to the UAW Local 42 that was established last month, a leading anti-UAW wor ...
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Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at VW Tenn. plant

Aug 26 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Employees at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Tennessee are forming a union that is to include hourly and salaried workers, as a counter to the UAW Local 42 that was established last month, a leading an ...
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Mazdaspeed 3 Arrival To Coincide With 2017 Mazda 3 Facelift: Report

Aug 26 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

We’ve heard that a new Mazdaspeed 3 based on the latest-generation Mazda 3 is in the works, and that it could be fitted with an all-wheel-drive system to help give it the edge over the front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST—potentially allowing it to target the likes of the high-performance VW Golf R, Subaru W ...
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