The VW Passat TDI is in the Guinness World Record book

Posted on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 , 09:06:57 byEmil

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The VW Passat TDI is in the Guinness World Record book

According to German carmaker Volkwasgen, their new Passat TDI has set a new Guinness World record. Why? As it turns out, the model managed to achieve the lowest average fuel consumption during driving throughout the US. The car reaches a fuel consumption of 77.99 mpg, more than 10 mpg better than the previous mark of 67.9 mpg. This new achievement also beats the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more than 13 mpg. The Passat TDI have departed from Herndon, Virginia on the 7th of June and arrived back in the 24th of June having covered 8.122 miles and visited all 48 states. The model and the drives, Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger were greeted in Herndon by VW employees as well as Virginia State Delegates Tom Rust and Jim LeMunyon. Wayne Gerdes was the primary driver and he has made a career out of hyper milling and has sent mileage records in more than 100 vehicles as well as achieving the record for lowest fuel consumption in the lowest 48 US states with a hybrid vehicle at 64.6 mpg. The specialists have used heavy braking and acceleration consumes fuel at a far greater rate than coasting between intersections. The difference in fuel economy between 55 mpg and 75 mpg can be as much as 30 % or even higher in some cars. The 2013 Passat comes with advanced turbocharged and direct injection Clean Diesel engine to achieve EPA estimated highway fuel economy of 43 mpg when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission. This allowed the model to go up to 795 miles before needing to refuel. The new model deserved to enter the Guinness World Record.


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