Skoda Fabia Greenline II - 2006 km on a single tank of fuel
Skoda Fabia GreenLine II has achieved 2006km (yes, two thousand and six), which is 1246 miles on a single tank of fuel. The driver was Gerhard Plattner, who started in Reutte, Austria, Plattner drove to Bov, Denmark and back. The Austria-based economy driving world champion used Germany's longest motorway, the A7, for his trip from Austria to Denmark and back.
The fuel consumption is just amazing – 127.8 mpg - 2.2 liters / 100km (although the official consumption figure is 83.1 mpg (combined cycle).
"We work hard to reduce the fuel consumption in our vehicles. The primary goal of these efforts is to offer efficient technology in all of our models at affordable prices, and our second-generation GreenLine models meet this requirement perfectly. The Fabia GreenLine is going to show what can be achieved by combining refined technology with economy driving.", commented Dr. Eckhard Scholz, head of technical development for Skoda Auto.
The trip was supervised by the International Police Motor Corporation (IPMC) who also sealed the fuel tank before Plattner set out from Reutte.
"The Škoda GreenLine models are perfect for fuel-efficient driving. In light of the current fuel prices, not only is that important for one's own wallet, but also for lowering environmental pollution. With a fuel consumption well below the specified norm, I want to show that besides the car manufacturers, every driver can contribute to further reduce this environmental pollution. It already starts with small details such as the proper tyre pressure.", Gerhard Plattner finished.
The new Fabia GreenLine II is powered by a 1.2 litre TDI diesel with 75bhp and is fitted with technological advancements such as a Stop/start system, gear change recommendation, and energy recuperation, improving economy and lowering CO2 emissions even further.
With these systems, the small hatch emits just 89 g/km CO2, with a combined fuel economy of 83.1 mpg making it the most economical Skoda ever!