An unmodified Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra has gone through 14 countries without having to refuel, thus setting a new Guinness World Record.

An unmodified Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra has gone through 14 countries without having to refuel, thus setting a new Guinness World Record.

 

For the record-breaking attempt Audi joined forces with RAC and they used an A6 2.0 TDI ultra driven by motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver / TV presenter Rebecca Jackson. The frugal mid-size premium sedan managed to cover an impressive 1158.9 miles (1,865 km) during the almost non-stop 28-hour trip through the following 14 countries: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia.

 

The car was driven at an average speed of around 50 mph (80 km/h) and returned 75.9 mpg UK (63.2 mpg US or 3.7 liters / 100 km) which is actually better than the official 67 mpg UK (55.8 mpg US or 4.2 liters / 100 km) figure released by Audi.

As a final note, it should be mentioned the route was carefully selected in order to avoid congested areas which obviously would have affected the car's fuel economy.

 

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Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra sets Guinness World Record after travelling in 14 countries without refueling