Passat BlueMotion Sets Record: 1,531 miles at 75mpg

VW Passat BlueMotion (wagon)
In brief:The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has set a new Guinness World Record for distance traveled by a production passenger car on one tank of fuel.

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Make/Model: Passat BlueMotion Manufacturer: VW

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VW Passat BlueMotion

The car was driven by automotive journalist Gavin Conway (The Sunday Times) and set a new Guinness World Record by traveling 1,531 miles (2,464km) on a single tank of fuel, averaging 75mph on the trip. That's equivalent to driving from London to Malaga or Los Angeles to New York with only one stop for fuel.

The Passat has a 1.6L TDI engine and is the standard production model BlueMotion vehicle - no changes were made. The entire trip used 77.25 liters (20.4 gallons) of fuel.

And so ...

Very cool. The Passat BlueMotion became available in Europe last year.

Photo credits: VW

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