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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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2016 Audi Q7: Here’s Everything We Know About the Next-Gen SUV

Jul 31 2014 8:39pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

First previewed by the Pikes Peak Quattro concept in January 2003 and launched in 2006, the current Audi Q7 is a familiar sight in affluent neighborhoods the world over. But as those dates indicate, it’s getting long in the tooth. It’s good, then, that the second generation—rendered above—of the sister model to the Porsche Cayenne and the VW Touareg is likely to be unveiled as soon as the Detroit auto show this January. The first Q7 came as something of an unpleasant surpris ...
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Captain Volkswagen and the Volkswageneers: Could VW and Fiat Really Combine 20 Car Brands?

Jul 31 2014 7:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Rumors that Volkswagen Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could merge to become the biggest four-wheeled Goliath of all time have been squashed by high-ranking executives on both sides. But since our industry runs on rumor, let’s imagine Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, SEAT, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Ferrari—plus Ducati motorcycles and Scania and Man trucks and buses— ...
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Latvala leads in the land of the lakes

Jul 31 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Latvala leads in the land of the lakes FIA news bulletin from the 2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland Thu 31.07.14, 9:09PM Flying Finn Jari-Matti Latvala leads his home round of the FIA World Rally Championship after the opening afternoon of competition in the lands of the 1000 Lakes. The P ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Chevy Cruze Diesel Sales: Mediocre At Best, So Far

Jul 31 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel went on sale almost a year ago, the first diesel passenger car sold by General Motors in 28 years. Hopes were high for the Cruze with the European turbodiesel engine, which effectively competed with the long-established Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the only other mainstream compact sedan fitted with a dies ...
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2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland - Press Conference

Jul 31 2014 7:58am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland - Press Conference Transcript of the pre-event press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland Thu 31.07.14, 2:02PM Present: Mads Østberg, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Sébastien Og ...
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Nissan to pursue FWD Nürburgring lap record with Pulsar Nismo

Jul 31 2014 7:11am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Nissan Europeans get very serious about their hot hatches. So do the Japanese. In fact there's been a whole back-and-forth lately over who makes the fastest one, and now Nissan looks set to throw its racing hat into the 'Ring. That would be the Nürburgring, of course, where automakers trade bragging rights like baseball cards - only they don't give them up willingly. Renault set the front-drive lap record ...
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VW profit falls in Q2 amid emerging-market troubles

Jul 31 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Volkswagen said operating profit declined 3.1 percent in the second quarter as emerging-market volatility weighed on ...
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Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

Jul 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Cars.com

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in the test. Related: Tougher IIHS Crash Test ...
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Toyota remains global sales leader, beating VW and GM

Jul 30 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

TOKYO — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan’s Toyota announced Wednesday that January-June global sales totalled 5.097 million vehicles, up nearly 4 per cent from a year earlier. Sales grew in its home Japanese market as well in the rest of Asia, U ...
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