Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion: 1,527 miles per tank of fuel

I currently drive around in a Ford Mondeo, and the most I can achieve from a full tank of fuel is about 380 miles on average. However, at a push I am sure that I can increase that by 10 percent, but I would have to drive like an OAP. So just imagine how shocked I was when I learned of the 1,527 miles that was achieved from a Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion?

My figures were only that shocking as I do not have a diesel powered car, but still that would only offer up 400-600 miles. AutoBlog reports that a team from the Sunday Times newspaper started their journey from Kent, England and traveled to the South of France and then back again.

Having driven to the South of France on two occasion I can tell you that you do not get caught up in much traffic, so none of this stop and start business like you get in the UK. The VW Passat BlueMotion averaged 45 miles per hour and managed to achieve 90 miles per gallon.

The 1.6-liter TDI Volkswagen has now made it into the Guinness Book of World Records, for achieving the longest distance from a single tank of fuel from a production vehicle. This is certainly one in the eye for all those hybrid vehicles, which is said to be the greener option.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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