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Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Pushes Above 1,500 miles on one Tank. The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has been granted a Guinness World Record for the longest mileage travelled by a production car on a single tank of diesel fuel.
The three-day trip started out in Maidstone, England, in which the Passat’s tank had been cleared and filled up with 20.41gallon of diesel. The trip eventually finished around Calais following 1,526 miles, roughly the same as driving a car half way across America, starting from the West Coast..
The test had been viewed by the Automobile Association, who accompanied the Passat in a another vehicle. The Passat averaged 45 mph and 74.88 mpg, conquering its established combined common 53.5 mpg.
The VW Passat BlueMotion version is actually driven by a 1.6-liter common-rail turbodiesel producing 105 horsepower. The VW Passat utilized one of several outgoing B6 engine versions. Like several of Volkswagen’s BlueMotion versions, the VW Passat BlueMotion consists of a host of efficiency improving alterations which include an aerodynamic bundle, reduced ride height, stop/start system, lengthier gearing and minimal rolling resistance auto tires.