Audi A6 sets amazing world record
German premium car manufacturer Audi, in a combined effort with the RAC, recently set a new Guinness World Record when an Audi A6 drove to 14 European countries on just one tank of petrol. Inside the car were racing driver Rebecca Jackson and motoring journalist Andrew Frankel.
This incredible and economic journey shows just how far technology has come in making modern cars more efficient. The countries visited were Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Hungary.
The journey started on 9th June from Maastricht and ended in Hungary on 10th June. During this time the A6 returned an average of 75.9mpg. This fantastic car comes with the Audi seven-speed S tronic transmission and a huge 73-litre fuel tank.
The route of the vehicle was mapped by the RAC. Ben Wilson, from the UK roadside assistance organisation, followed the car on its journey and was there to provide help when the car finally ran out of fuel in Hungary.
Audi's head of public relations for the UK, Jon Zammett, said: "By covering so much of Europe on a single fill-up, we have proven that real-world economy of almost 76mpg or more can be had from the latest engine technology. The Audi A6 TDI ultra has proven the range capability of one of the world's most advanced executive cars." The statistics show that the A6 travelled 1,158.9 miles during a non-stop journey of almost 28 hours.