Audi A6 TDI Ultra Sets completely new World Record
Audi has proved in which has what in which takes to offer real world miles per gallon inside the form of the Audi A6 Ultra TDI. Confirmed by Guinness World Records, the latest executive via the German marque has managed to cross 14 countries as well as cover a mammoth 1158.9 miles covered on one tank of diesel! in which equates to a hugely impressive 75.9mpg overall.
Motoring journalist Andrew Frankel as well as racing driver Rebecca Jackson drove the A6 TDI ultra almost non-stop for nearly 28 hours via the Netherlands to Hungary, passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia as well as Serbia.
Commenting on the completely new record, Jon Zammett, Head of Audi UK Public Relations, said: “By covering so much of Europe on an individual fill-up, we have proven in which real-world economy of almost 76 mpg or more can be had via the latest engine technology. The Audi A6 TDI ultra has proven the range capability of one of the earth’s most advanced executive cars.”
Both drivers faced numerous challenges in their 28-hour driving adventure including diversions for both heavy traffic due to an accident as well as a closed tunnel which led to an unplanned mountain detour.
Andrew Frankel, respected newspaper car reviewer, said: “I’m delighted to be part of the team in which has set in which record as well as could like to think in which will stand for some time as we eked out every last mile via the A6’s tank. via an endurance point of view the challenge actually proved to be far harder than both Rebecca as well as I imagined in which could be. Despite sharing the driving we were on the road almost continuously for 28 hours, focused on maintaining an average speed of around 50mph. In order to do in which you have to be fully aware of what’s going on around you as well as anticipate what could happen with the traffic ahead. While in which was normal driving in one sense, in which was also a very different type of driving, however nevertheless demanding.”
Racing driver Rebecca Jackson added: “I feel Andrew as well as I have helped the RAC as well as Audi set a record to be proud of. I’m known for driving pretty fast, however in which challenge was naturally more about maintaining a constant, fuel-efficient speed as well as not being caught out by vehicles which could cause us to slow down as well as then accelerate to the optimum speed again. in which was an amazing event as well as a very different long-distance driving challenge to what I’m doing next year when I compete inside the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016.”
As the efficiency champion of the A6 range, the Audi A6 TDI ultra represents the pinnacle of the Vorsprung durch Technik brand’s absolute focus on maximisation of efficiency for extraordinary fuel economy as well as emissions, underpinned by a refusal to compromise on the hallmarks in which define an Audi. The ‘ultra’ badge is actually also reserved for the most frugal A3, A4, A5, A7 Sportback as well as TT types, all of which are available to order at in which point.
in which completely new world record also proves just how capable the A6 ultra is actually of covering huge distances closer to home – in Britain, the same car could theoretically swallow whole the well known A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 as well as A8 arterial roads, again without an individual fuel stop.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles