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Opel Insignia Diesel goes more than 2,100km in a tank

By Faiming_low on 14 Apr 2016 in Other News

Attached Image While the world is embracing electric cars and hybrids, it seems like diesel cars are far from facing death as shown by Opel's Insignia diesel. The car has just set a new record after being driven for 2,111km on one tank of fuel in a trip from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea and back, with Felix Egolf, a former Airbus pilot, behind the wheel.

Attached Image The car, an Insignia 1.6-litre CDTi ecoFLEX, is factory standard and has an output of 134bhp and 320Nm of torque. It has an official fuel consumption figure of 25.4km/L but on the trip, the car's computer indicated an average consumption of 28.9km/L.

According to the Egolf, he claims that this hypermiling tour with the car proves that anybody who has an anticipatory driving style can easily equal or better the official consumption figures.

While that might be hard to do so on our roads, it is still worth to give it a try as it is pretty satisfying to be able to match the manufacturer's figures.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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ER-3682 Apr 16 2016 12:55 PM

i think colder cilmate also help in FC.

Soran Apr 18 2016 05:05 PM

Actually diesels tend to struggle in cold climate, especially when trying to start in winter. Gasoline doesnt have this issue

Faiming_low Apr 18 2016 05:52 PM

i think colder cilmate also help in FC.

It might. Cooler air temperature also means no need to turn on the air conditioning too.

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