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Volkswagen Golf TDI Rounds Lower 48 States on Less Than $300 of Diesel, Achieves 81.17mpg

Golf TDI® beats the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for “lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car” at a stellar 81.17 mpg

Herndon, Va. — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is pleased to announce today that the 2015 Golf TDI® Clean Diesel, part of the family of vehicles that won the 2015 North American Car of the Year, has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the “lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car” with a remarkable 81.17 mpg. Traveling 8,233.5 miles around America in 16 days on $294.98 of Shell® Diesel fuel, the Golf beat the previous mark of 77.99 mpg by more than 3 mpg, and also beat the hybrid vehicle record of 74.34 mpg by more than 6 mpg.

“Covering 8,233.5 miles on just 101.43 gallons of Clean Diesel fuel is a remarkable accomplishment, and solid proof of the efficiency and fuel economy of Volkswagen’s TDI® Clean Diesel vehicles,” said Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Whether on a long road trip, or even in daily commuting, the great mileage and long range of our TDI models is a pure convenience factor that few other vehicles on sale can match. It’s a simple formula: Less Stop, More Go!”

The record-setting Golf TDI, sporting Volkswagen of America’s 60th anniversary emblem, as well as logos from sponsors Shell®, Goodyear®, LG®, Garmin® and Linear-Logic®, departed from Volkswagen of America’s headquarters in Herndon, Va., on Monday, June 22. It returned on Tuesday, July 7, having visited all 48 contiguous states.

Wayne Gerdes, automotive journalist and founder of, was the primary driver. His co-driver was Bob Winger, an electronics engineer long involved in energy and conservation projects. Gerdes is an expert hypermiler who has set mileage records in more than 100 vehicles. In 2013, Gerdes set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. states for a non-hybrid car” in a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, with an outstanding 77.99 mpg.

“Volkswagen’s TDI Clean Diesel engines are just amazing,” said Wayne Gerdes. “I don’t think people realize the potential mileage you can get from them. In our experience, it is possible to get truly impressive mileage results by using just a few simple fuel-saving techniques.”

The 2015 Golf TDI uses Volkswagen’s advanced turbocharged and direct-injection Clean Diesel engine to achieve an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of 45 miles per gallon when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. The Golf TDI joins five other models in Volkswagen’s TDI lineup that achieve an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 40 mpg or better on the highway.

For the attempt, the Golf TDI used Shell ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, available at nearly 8,000 Shell stations nationwide, and Goodyear Assurance® Fuel Max® tires which feature a fuel-saving tread compound to help increase fuel efficiency and offer confident all- season traction. The record-setting Golf TDI was also equipped with a Linear Logic ScanGauge II to precisely measure fuel economy, G4 smartphones by LG and a Garmin nüvi® 57 LM GPS navigator to meet GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS tracking requirements.


Z minimalno porabo čez ZDA

Volkswagen je z Golfom prepotoval 48 zveznih držav v ZDA in postavil rekord za najmanjšo porabo v ZDA. Ta je znašala impresivnih 2,89 litra.

Na drugi strani oceana so podoben rekord 48 zveznih držav z Golfom TDI Clean Diesel v kategoriji nehibridnih vozil. Na 16-dnevmem potovanju po ZDA je evropska kombilimuzina opravila 81,17 mpg, milj z eno galono ali preračunano v enote razvitega sveta, 2,89 litra na 100 kilometrov. Prejšnji rekord je tako izboljšan kar za dober liter. Za volanom je sedel avtomobilistični novinar Wayne Gerdes, ki se je za volanom izmenjeval z Bobo Wingerjem, inženirjem elektronike. Prevozila sta 13.250 kilometrov in porabila za 295 dolarjev Shellovega ultra čistega dizelskega goriva. No, tudi Golf Clean Diesel je opremljen z Goodyearovimi Assurance Fuel Max nizko upornimi gumami, za potrebe meritve rekorda pa so s sabo vozili tudi LG G4 pametne mobilnike, Garmin nuvi 57 LN in Linear Logicov ultra natančni ScanGauge II merilni sistem za pretok.

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