Guinness World Record set by Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra image

A standard version of the Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra has managed to set a new Guinness World Record after travelling no less than 14 countries with a single tank of fuel.

When thinking about extremely fuel efficient cars, premium sedans like the Audi A6 are often left aside, but what if we will tell you that the A6 2.0 TDI Ultra can be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the road? This particular example has managed to set a new Guinness World Record after it travelled through 14 countries without having to refuel.

“Audi and the RAC have officially set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title by driving to 14 countries on a single tank of fuel. The unmodified Audi A6 TDI ultra chosen for the challenge comfortably exceeded its official 67mpg-plus potential by averaging a remarkable 75.9mpg and completing a total of 1158.9 miles without the need for a fuel-stop”, said the carmaker in its press release.

Audi and RAC have joined forces in order to set this record and the vehicle used was an A6 2.0 TDI Ultra which has been driven by Andrew Frankel, a motoring journalist, and Rebecca Jackson, a racing driver and TV presenter. The vehicle has been driven almost non-stop for 28 hours and it managed to cover 1,865 km, going through Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. The average speed stood at approximately 80 km/h (50 mph) and the fuel consumption stood at 3.7L / 100 km (75.9 mpg UK / 63.2 mpg US).