German TV motor show host takes 911 Carrera with PDK transmission on a 648 km trek averaging only 6.7 liters per 100 km, an impressive fuel economy figure for a Porsche with a 3.6 liter, 345 hp engine.
You know things have changed when a pure performance car maker like Porsche is touting its mileage numbers. But that is, indeed, one of the major benefits of Porsche's new dual-clutch transmission, the PDK, which stands for Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe. The other being an amazing performer on the track, of course.
But this feat was accomplished on the public roads reserved for the rest of us commoners. German TV motor show host Klaus Niedzwiedz took the a 911 Carrera fitted with the new PDK transmission for a little joy ride covering 648 kilometers that resulted in an average fuel consumption of only 6.7 l/100km (or 42 mpg imp. - 35 mpg U.S.). Not bad for a 3.6 liter, 345 hp vehicle.
So why not get in on the fuel-economy marketing game by promoting the sipping capacity of a 911? Even Porsche drivers would like to feel like their doing their part to fight global warming. And 6.7 liters/100km is the real deal.