Efficiency Challenge A to B: Audi demonstrates outstanding efficiency

Efficiency Challenge A to B: Audi demonstrates outstanding efficiency

25.09.2009: * New Audi A3 1.6 TDI with consumption figures around three litres * Impressive results from high-performance models, too * Long-distance tour through Europe with 20 models from the Audi range

    * New Audi A3 1.6 TDI with consumption figures around three litres
    * Impressive results from high-performance models, too
    * Long-distance tour through Europe with 20 models from the Audi range




On its very first outing under real-life traffic conditions, the Audi A3 1.6 TDI is already turning in impressive consumption figures. With a top mark of 3.0 litres per 100 kilometres, the latest version of the successful model came in well below its already excellent nominal consumption of 3.8 litres, equating to CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The other models of the Audi range also shone on the first three days of the “Efficiency Challenge A to B”, which covers 4,182 kilometres from A on the Norwegian Lofoten Islands to Bée in northern Italy.

A total of 120 journalists and brand customers are taking part in the tour in 20 cars from across 5 model ranges. The interim results after the first three days offer clear evidence of the outstanding efficiency of the entire Audi product range. Alongside the new Audi A3 1.6 TDI, the Audi A4 2.0 TDI e turned in an exceptional best-of-day result of 3.9 litres. A further new model, the Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI, also covered the route through Norway with a best consumption figure of 4.9 litres.

Efficiency is standard fit in every Audi – which is why the sporty top-of-the-range models are also taking part in the Efficiency Challenge – with similarly impressive results. The powerful 245 kW (333 hp) Audi S4 achieved a best figure of 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres, and even the top model from the TDI range, the 368 kW (500 hp) Audi Q7 V12 TDI, sipped only 8.7 litres.


The best-of-day results from the individual models on the first wave:


A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI - 3.0 l  S3 Sportback - 7.0 l
A4 2.0 TDI e – 3.9 l S4 – 7.7 l
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI – 4.9 l A5 Sportback 3.2 FSI quattro – 7.5 l
Q7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro – 7.9 l Q7 V12 TDI – 8.7 l
TT 2.0 TDI – 4.9 l  TT RS – 7.3 l


On tour under everyday traffic conditions


The phrase “driving from A to B” also stands for everyday mobility – for that multiplicity of individual transportation that everyone takes for granted. In recent days, Audi has been taking this quite literally – with the “Audi Efficiency Challenge A to B”. The journey began in northern Europe, in the Norwegian village of Å on the Lofoten Islands and travels through eight countries all the way to northern Italy, to Bée on Lago Maggiore.

The tour has been split into three waves of three days each – the first runs from Å to Trondheim in Norway, the second to the German capital of Berlin and the third ends at the ultimate destination, the village of Bée above Lago Maggiore. Along the way, the tour offers a diverse range of roads and landscapes; it wends its way along the coastal roads of Norway, as well as the autobahns of Germany. Impressive cities like Oslo, Copenhagen and Prague are also on the itinerary, as are the heights of the Alps. The Audi Efficiency Challenge ends on 30 September 2009.


Leading role in efficiency


When it comes to efficiency, Audi holds the leading role among the premium car makers – right now, 32 models emit less than 140 grams of CO2 per kilometre. The latest version of the Audi A3 1.6 TDI, with only 99 grams of CO2 per kilometre, is celebrating its world premiere on the “A to B” and can now demonstrate its efficiency under real-life traffic conditions.

The A4 2.0 TDI e with its 100 kW (136 hp) 2.0 TDI emits only 119 grams of CO2 per kilometre. This excellent performance is in no small part due to Audi’s modular efficiency platform, which brings together a broad portfolio of highly effective technologies. Audi is applying these new solutions, such as the recuperation, in a variety of ways across its entire model range.


- Josef Schloßmacher-  photo AUDI

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/efficiency-challenge-audi-demonstrates-consumption-figures-around-three-liters-models-range---70423.html

25.09.2009 / MaP

More News

Only 99 grams CO2 per kilometer: Two new models in Audi’s A3 series
22.09.2009
    * Audi A3 1.6 TDI with 99 grams CO2/km    * Innovations from the Modular Efficiency Platform    * 77 kW (105 hp) and 250 Nm of torque for powerful propulsionAudi has once again raised the efficiency bar: the new A3 1.6 TDI emits just 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer (159.33 g/mile) — thus undercutting t more >>
StatoilHydro Inaugurates World's First Full-Scale Floating Wind Turbine in the North Sea
10.09.2009
The world's first full-scale floating wind turbine, StatoilHydro's Hywind pilot, is being officially inaugurated in the North Sea. StatoilHydro is investing about NOK 340 million (approx. US$ 57m) in the project, with E more >>
Platts gibt die "Top 250" der weltweiten Energieunternehmen 2009 bekannt
11.08.2009
- Das Ranking wird im Rahmen der Top 250 Global Energy Companies Awards und Leadership Dinner anlässlich der Singapore International Energy Week bekannt gegebenPlatts, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Energieinformationen und eine Geschäftseinheit von The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), wird am 16. November 2009 bei einem Ehren-Dinner in Si more >>
"Mitsubishi Motors Group Environmental Vision 2020" Roadmap Announced
08.06.2009
-"Leading the EV era, towards a sustainable future" -Looking ahead to year 2020, the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the company, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced the "Mitsubishi Motors Group Environmental Vision 2020" roadmap for its near-future environmental policy that maximizes the benefits offered by the EV*1 to Leading the EV era, t more >>
Energy-efficient engine technology wins Ford Team National Inventor of the Year Award
29.05.2009
    * The Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is honoring the inventors of the Ford-patented Plasma Transferred Wire Arc (PTWA) technology used to apply coatings on engine cylinder bores with the 2009 National Inventor of the Year Award    * Ford’s PTWA thermal spray coating process for aluminum engine blocks replaces heavy cast iron more >>
New Ford Focus show biggest CO2 improvement...
08.05.2009
... says Green Car websiteFord's latest low carbon cars are leading the industry at reducing CO2 levels according to environmental website Clean Green Cars.Clean Green Cars analysed latest CO2 data for this year's new car sales in the UK and found that Ford was best at reducing CO2 output – which is directly linked to improved fuel consumption.The more >>
The Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE sets a world fuel-saving record of 2.9 l/100 km
05.05.2009
FROM MARTORELL TO GÖTTINGEN (GERMANY)•    Driving across Spain, France and Germany on a single tank•    Only 45.53 litres of fuel were needed to cover the distance of 1,562 km•    Austrian long-haul specialist Gerhard Plattner set the recordThe SEAT Ibiza ECOMOT more >>
Ford Fusion Hybrid breaks 1000 miles on single tank, presses on
27.04.2009
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Mile Challenge Car    * The Ford Fusion Hybrid team has achieved more than 1,000 miles – over 47 continuous hours – on a single tan more >>
EU Fisheries Ministers React to Shark Plan
25.04.2009
Shark Alliance vows vigilance for Plan implementation including stricter finning banLuxembourg 23.04.09: The EU Council of Fisheries Ministers, expressing concern that fishing is adversely affecting shark populations and ecosystems, today officially welcomed the European Commission's Plan of Action for Sharks. The Council also called for specifi more >>
Škoda Auto provides the Czech Government with environmentaly-friendly Superb Greenline vehicles
05.04.2009
Superb GreenLine vehicles, the environmentally-friendly version of Škoda's flagship product, have today been provided to the Czech government for the period of the Czech Republic's EU presidency by Škoda Auto PR Manager Radek Špicar and Head of Sales for Central Europe Jan Hurt. Two of altogether 27 Škoda Superb GreenLine to be made available have been symbolically t more >>
GS Yuasa and Honda Sign Contract to Establish Joint Venture Company
24.03.2009
GS Yuasa Corporation and Honda signed a joint venture contract to establish a new joint venture company for manufacturing, sales and R&D of Lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles. Since the signing of a basic agreement in December of last year, two companies have engaged in a series of discussions to determine concrete plans for the establishment of a j more >>
All-new Honda Insight Starts Under $20,000; Becomes Most Affordable New Hybrid Available in the U.S.
12.03.2009
Insight targets entry segment as gateway to hybrid technology2010 Honda Insight EXThe all-new 2010 Honda Insight goes on-sale March 24 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price1 (MSRP) of $19,800 for the I more >>
Honda to Build New R&D Facility to Work Toward Establishment of Bio-Ethanol Production Technology
26.02.2009
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that the company has signed an “Agreement concerning regulations and standards for establishing R&D facilities in Kazusa Akademia Park*” with Chiba prefecture and Investment Promotion Association of Kazusa Akademia Park (chaired by Governor Akiko Domoto of Chiba prefecture) based on its decision to build a new research facility that will enable Ho more >>
Renault - New technologies for conventional engines and transmissions
18.02.2009
In its bid to achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions, Renault is working concurrently on: - Fundamental vehicle design parameters: mass, aerodynamics (CdA), rolling resistance, more >>
Renault - an unprecedented commitment to the development of electric motors
18.02.2009
A technological clean break Renault is working actively on mobility solutions aimed at marking a clean break in terms of CO2 emissions compared with solutions that propose CO2 reductions of more >>
Renault's powertrain strategy
18.02.2009
CO2 emissions: targeting a number one ranking in EuropeIn Renault's view, respecting the environment stands out as the key challenge to which the automobile industry needs to rise if it intends to survive in the long t more >>
Renault's powertrain range: A clean break in terms of CO2 emissions
18.02.2009
Renault knows that radically curbing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is vital in today's world.The brand already figures among Europe's three best-performing carmakers when it comes to aver more >>
Renault extends its biofuel vehicle line-up
17.01.2009
Within the framework of its environmental strategy, which is illustrated by the Renault eco2 signature, Renault is actively working on a range of environmentally respectful solutions and has extended its line-up of vehicles that run on a more >>
Ford hits vital co2 targets
09.12.2008
* Ford has the UK's most comprehensive range of low CO2 cars * Low CO2 models provide tax, fuel and environmental benefits Ford's latest C-MAX MPV delivers the lowest CO2 emissions in its segment. Engineering developments to Ford C-MAX 1.6 TDCi m more >>
PSA Peugeot Citroën: Eco-driving
07.12.2008
By following these few easy tips, you can reduce your car’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 20%. Before leaving - Think of the environment when choosing your mode of transportation. - Check your car’s condition regularly. - Avoid carrying unnecessary loads. On th more >>
Peugeot et l’éco-conduite
30.11.2008
Grâce à ces quelques conseils simples, la consommation de carburant et les émissions de CO2 de votre véhicule peuvent être réduites jusqu’à 20 % ! more >>
SEAT’s award-winning electronic invoicing system
27.11.2008
SAVINGS OF 3 MILLION SHEETS OF PAPER AND 600 TREES    SEAT’s electronic invoicing system has received a prize as the best project in the use of an electronic signature in the private sector, awarded by the C more >>
Ford Focus wrapped with special "green" designs showcase
26.11.2008
.. at "100 DESIGNS TO SAVE THE WORLD" Inspired by "green" energy in motion, Ford Thailand brand ambassador "Tata Young" and two leading designers "Vasu Virajsilp" and "Issariya Virajsilp" will unveil three Ford Focus wrapped with special graphic designs more >>
ASIMO Makes First Appearance at Petrosains
25.11.2008
ASIMO Kick-starts Road Tour in Petrosains, Inspiring and Creating Interest in Science and Technology The new ASIMO made more >>
Honda FC Sport Design Study Suggests Hydrogen Sports Car Future
25.11.2008
Innovative fuel cell packaging demonstrates green performance potential Honda revealed the Honda FC Sport design study model, a hydrogen-powered, three-seat sports car concept, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.   more >>
Honda Develops Ecological Drive Assist System for Enhanced Real World Fuel Economy
25.11.2008
Implementation on All-New Insight Dedicated Hybrid in Spring 2009 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the development of the Ecological Drive Assist System, which combines three functions to enhance fuel economy: the ECON Mode utilizes harmonized control of the continuously variable t more >>
The new Ibiza ECOMOTIVE takes the "ECOBEST 2008" distinction
03.11.2008
AT THE ANUAL AUTOBEST ORGANISATION AWARDS The new SEAT Ibiza ECOMOTIVE has been awarded the "ECOBEST 2008" distinction for the best ecological car of the year. This prize is given every year by the AUTOBEST orga more >>
America's most economical car: In the USA, too, the smart fortwo is the number one ...
29.10.2008
...in terms of environmental friendliness and economy The American environmental authority EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has put the smart fortwo at the top of its current li more >>
Honda Soltec Begins Sales of Thin-Film Solar Cells for Public and Industrial Use
29.10.2008
Honda's wholly-owned solar cell subsidiary Honda Soltec Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto; President and CEO: Akio Kazusa) will begin sales throughout Japan of thin-film solar cells for public and industrial use on October 24, 2008. Having sold solar cells for home use since October 2007, Honda intends to expand its customer base by manufacturing and selling solar ce more >>
The SEAT Ibiza tops the list of Greencar vehicles in Spain
22.10.2008
ACCORDING TO THE GREENCAR MONITOR REPORT SEAT certified excellent results in the month of September in terms of the number of vehicles registered with emission levels equal to or lower than 120 g/km. These re more >>
Mileage Marathon confirms efficiency of Audi models
22.10.2008
* Test fleet reaches Los Angeles after 7,865 kilometers (4,887 miles) * Audi Q5’s average fuel consumption is 6.1 liters per 100 kilometers (38.56 US mpg), A4 records 5.3 l/100 km (44.38 US mpg) more >>
Audi : The cleanest diesel is also ultra-efficient
08.10.2008
• First leg of Audi Mileage Marathon started in New York * Audi Q7 with ultra low emission system taking part in major real-life test * Best actual fuel efficiency from 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers (31.79 US mpg)   The new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI with ultra low emission system is the cleanest diesel in the world, and an extremely economica more >>
Audi Mileage Marathon- The world’s cleanest diesel in its first endurance test
09.09.2008
* Audi launches diesel offensive in the US with major real-world driving tour * TDI with ultra low emission system to prove its supremacy * Dynamic driving performance with highly efficient fuel consumption more >>
Daimler Launches Europe’s Largest Fleet Test of Hybrid Trucks in London
13.08.2008
* Ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids presented to eight renowned customers * Fuel consumption reduced by up to 15 percent * The three-year fleet test is part of Daimler’s "Shaping Future Transportation" initiative  Daimler AG launched more >>
Already one million vehicles with BMW EfficientDynamics
06.08.2008
BMW Group further extends its leading position in the reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels - 23 models with a CO2 level of maximum 140 grams/kilometre - 23 models fulfil the exhaust emissions norm EU5 as of autumn 2008, new BMW 330d with BMW BluePerformance Technology even at EU6 level.   Thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics, the BMW Group con more >>
Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle Lease Program Begins with First Customer Delivery
29.07.2008
Zero-emissions vehicle now on the roads of Southern California World's First Honda FCX Clarity Customers American Honda more >>
"Travolution" promotes eco-friendly driving
23.07.2008
* Trend-setting concepts for traffic infrastructure * Lower consumption, fewer emissions * Biggest project of its kind in Germany * Audi and its venture partners plan follow-on projects A wave of "green" is washing over Ingolstadt: after two years of research, the "Travolution" team has developed a trend-setting concept to improve traffic in more >>
Honda Unveils Japan Model of FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle
04.07.2008
- Leasing in Japan to begin November 2008 Honda more >>
Mercedes-Benz presents the world’s cleanest diesel SUVs
24.06.2008
R 320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC and GL 320 BlueTEC - The cleanest solution: Mercedes-Benz to introduce the first diesel models with AdBlue injection in America more >>
2001-2021 copyright automobilsport.com