Audi TT 2.0 TFSI takes first and fourth places in efficiency contest.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- July 7, 2009
The award winning 2009 Audi TT races for fuel efficiency. 2.0L TFSI is NEDC rated at 30.6 mpgUS combined.
In the “RCN Green Challenge” held on the Northern Loop of the Nürburgring, Audi proved that performance and efficiency are not mutually exclusive: Two Audi TT 2.0 TFSI models entered the fuel efficiency contest, finishing in 1st and 4th place. In the four-lap competition, the drivers of the victorious TT Coupé boasted an average fuel consumption of only 1.6 liters per each lap of 20.832 kilometers (7.7L/100 km or 30.6 mpgUS) matching its NEDC combined rating to the letter – a feat unmatched by any other participant.
The RCN Green Challenge was held for the first time this year with the goal of combining speed, fuel efficiency and driving enjoyment. Car racer Hans-Joachim Stuck sponsored the contest. Audi entered two series-production 200 HP Audi TT 2.0 TFSI models approved for normal street traffic and equipped with six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.
The efficiency contest was not simply about chasing the fastest lap times. The goal was to maintain the greatest level of fuel efficiency within a prescribed amount of time. The target time was based on the power-to-weight ratio of each vehicle and ranged from 10 to 15 minutes per lap. The drivers were challenged with meeting their target times as precisely as possible. This factor was evaluated along with their average consumption compared to their NEDC ratings.
The 2.0 TFSI is available on the Audi A3, S3, A4, A6 as well as on the Audi Q5 and TT.
With an average speed of ~ 60 mph, to bad a CleanMPG'er was not invited to this little "get together"