Discussion in 'Passat/Passat CC' started by Human, May 9, 2012.
Traveled 1626.1 miles (2,616.9 km)
2,8 liters per 100 km? Isn't that a bit optimistic?
Eat that Pruis, Volt etc.
See the Cop @ the pump!? Maybe they bribed him
How on earth did they do that? Sounds annoyingly unachievable.
Perfectly possible. A couple of years ago the winners of an eco run in Finland achieved 3.47 l/100 km - in a Volvo V70, and that was on what sounded like a very challenging route.
It's america, just put it in 6th at 80km/h and keep going. That's always flat.
AMS managed a minimum fuel consumption of 4,6 l/100 km with the Passat BMT, their average was 6,9.
2,8 litre average? No way. 2,8 litre minimum? Maybe, but still hard to believe.
The whole story in detail:
Now we know the next hot-cakes on VW dealerships! I, however, smell something fishy... Publicity stunt?
Call it a marketing activity
This is certainly a better marketing than creative-marketing.
Hmmm... Police officers oversaw the fill up and sealed the gas tank at the start of the trip. Add to that a photographer was on hand.... yeah, definitely a marketing exercise and not some John & Jane Doe writing in to VW to express their joy and amazement of their new VW.
Duration of the drive was 3 days, didn't drive more than 14hrs a day and only in daylight..... just how slow were they driving for it to take a combined 3 days to travel 1,626 miles ??
Hypothetically, if they drove 10hrs per day for 3 days (so 30hrs driving time), that would equate to an average speed of 54 miles per hour.
No doubt diesel power is the way to for the fuel-conscious. I'd love to buy one down the track.
I just can't see doing this. Must have been a really boring, painful drive.
No doubt they were well compensated for their efforts.
Know you have my imagination working overtime.
"VAG do you need a new record on fuel consumotion for a W16 engine in the Bugatti? Me and the wife will go @ 20km/h for 3 days, you provide the car!"
Only way I'l ever get to drive a Veyron