Volkswagen Passat sets world record on a single tank of diesel

Experts in frugality John and Helen Taylor have broken the world record for distance travelled on a single tank of diesel with a cactus-like Volkswagen Passat.

Driving a totally standard 2012 Passat TDI SE with six-speed manual transmission, the pair covered an insane 1626.1 miles on one tank of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, which eclipses the previous record by an astonishing 99.5 miles and works out at an average of 84.1 miles per gallon.

Starting from Houston on May 3 and ending on May 5, in Sterling, the Taylors added 120 pounds of luggage to replicate normal traffic situations and took turns driving, but didn’t exceed more than 14 hours per day.

“We’re excited to have broken the record for the longest distance driven on one-tank of fuel. The Passat TDI was the perfect car for the trip. It offers plenty of interior and cargo space, yet is frugal enough to help us achieve this record,” said a jubilant John Taylor.

[Source: Volkswagen]

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