Saturday, December 26, 2009
Peugeot 308 Diesel Sets New Fuel Economy World Record at 75.6 MPG or 3.1lt/100 km
John and Helen Taylor have secured a place in the “2009 Guinness Book of Records” as the gallant couple set two new fuel economy records when they drove around the coast of Australia in a standard Peugeot 308 HDi 110. During their 25 day, 9,000 mile long journey around the coast of Australia this April, the couple not only managed to record an unprecedented 1,192 miles or 1,917 km on just 60 litres or 15.8 gallons (US) of diesel fuel, but they also averaged a fuel consumption of 75.6 MPG US or 3.1lt/100 km.
According to Peugeot, with their accomplishment, the 308 HDi 110 hatchback now holds the World Record for both the highest average fuel consumption on a journey, a record previously held by a Peugeot 307 hatchback, and the record for the furthest distance travelled on a single tank of fuel.
John Taylor, commented: “We were very aware of the strong environmental credentials of the 308 before we set out on this journey; but we had no idea, however, that it would be such a record breaker. For us, the Peugeot 308 is the perfect family car; it can comfortably seat five adults and during our 25 day trip, the boot space proved itself too, swallowing up our entire necessary luggage.”