The seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf, in the TDI BlueMotion variant, has managed to travel for 1,602 km on a single tank of fuel.
Another impressive achievement has been made in the diesel class and the “hero” this time is the Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion, which managed to travel for a 1,602 km (995 mile) trip, covering the Nantes, France to Copenhagen, Denmark, distance with a single tank of fuel. The test was called “Think Blue. Eco Ride.”, and it was supervised by vehicle inspection company DEKRA. The VW Golf TDI BlueMotion averaged a fuel consumption of just 2.92L / 100 km (80.5 mpg US) and the figure was reached in normal traffic over 20 hours and 45 minutes of driving time.
The Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion has a more aerodynamic body than its regular brothers, with partially closed air inlet screen, a masked front grille, a roof spoiler, an optimized cooling system flow, later air guide elements on the rear window, a battery regeneration system on the stop/start technology, longer gear ratio and low-rolling resistance tires. Power is being provided by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder TDI turbo diesel engine, producing 110 HP (81 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, available between 1,500 rpm and 3,000 rpm.