Last month Audi invited a team of 12 journalists to race from Paris to Madrid in an Audi A4 2.0 TDI. To win the race, the journalists had to average the best fuel-economy while avoiding filling up their tank during the trip.
The winners, Nicholas Demberville and Richard Tallet averaged a fuel-economy of 53mpg with their A4 which is powered by a 2.0 TDI 4-cylinder common-rail diesel engine producing 143-hp. Completing the 782 mile trip, the two managed to extract a total of 900 miles on a single tank with a couple of fuel-saving tricks and strategies.
Other teams were not too far behind averaging a fuel consumption of 52, 51 and 50 miles to the gallon.
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