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Diesel VW Passat Goes 1,527 Miles On One Tank

Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:50 am

A Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled by a standard production passenger car on a single tank of fuel.

The attempt, carried out by a team from The Sunday Times, involved driving from Maidstone in Kent to the South of France and back. The Passat BlueMotion finally ran out of fuel close to Calais after completing a distance of 1,526.63 miles.


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RE: Diesel VW Passat Goes 1,527 Miles On One Tank

Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:47 am

http://www.caradvice.com.au/85724/vo...tion-drives-2458km-on-single-tank/

Caradvice.com.au was also reporting this.

That's 2458km on 77.25L of diesel, with average economy of 3.1L/100km, in something that is a proper and practical sedan! It's quite remarkable.
 
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RE: Diesel VW Passat Goes 1,527 Miles On One Tank

Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:41 pm

Quoting cpd (Reply 1):
3.1L/100km

now that is a number that is relevant and comparable, but what is so special about how many miles a car can go "on one tank"? Don't you have to take the tank's size into account? I bet you I can get twice as far if I just double the size of the tank.

Now 3.1 is amazing, I once managed to drive to a city about 100 miles from home in my diesel Renault Modus with an average of 2,9L/100km, but I achieved this by driving in the right lane between the trucks at a speed of 80-90 km/h constantly. Not a lot of fun, but I wanted to try once if I can get the average below 3. Turns out I could.

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