Volkswagen Passat TDI set world record for fuel efficiency image

The Volkswagen Passat TDI has managed to set a new Guiness world record for fuel efficiency after achieving the lowest average fuel consumption on a “road trip” in the United States.

According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen Passat TDI in question has been driven for seventeen days across the United States by Bob Winger and Wayne Gerdes, who have travelled for 13,071 km or 8,122 miles, visiting all 48 states.

“To cover 8122 miles on just 104.94 gallons of fuel is nothing short of astonishing and shows just how economical our TDI Clean Diesel vehicles can be. Even for everyday drivers, the mileage benefits of our TDI engines are significant: Volkswagen has no fewer than six TDI Clean Diesel models that achieve an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 40 mpg or better on the highway”, said Jonathan Browning, the VW of America CEO.

At the end of the 17 days, the average fuel consumption in the Volkswagen Passat TDI stood at an impressive 3.0 L / 100 km (77.99 mpg US / 93.6 mpg UK). The vehicle managed to beat the previous record which was indicating an average fuel consumption of 3.4 L / 100 km (67.9 mpg US / 81.5 mpg UK). The model in question even managed to beat the hybrid vehicle record, which was standing at 3.6 L / 100 km (64.6 mpg US / 77.5 mpg UK).

Source: Volkswagen USA