Following on from our front page news....
The second part of the efficiency drive through Austria and
Switzerland, like the first, was thoroughly successful: 20 randomly
s elected readers of a motoring magazine and a team of two from Audi
once again fully exploited the efficiency potential of the new Audi A4
2.0 TDI with an output of 88 kW (120 hp) in order to drive a route of
1,650 kilometers (1,025.26 miles) from Vienna to Basel and back on a
single tank of fuel.
All eleven teams reached the finish on Sunday: the most efficient
driver duo achieved an average fuel consumption of 3.32 liters of
diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (70.85 US mpg). This equates to CO2
emissions of 88 grams per kilometer (141.62 g/mile). With these
figures, it would even have been possible to cover a distance of over
2,000 kilometers (1242.74 miles).
This achievement once again topped the outstanding result of the
first part of the efficiency drive from Basel to Vienna and back. The
winning team of that round, which also lasted 1,650 kilometers
(1,025.26 miles), had recorded an average fuel consumption of 3.44
liters per 100 kilometers (68.38 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 91 grams
per kilometer (146.45 g/mile). This, however, was at a higher average
speed of 81.4 km/h (50.58 mph).