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Hypermiling

  • 2012 Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel

    Before you get all excited about this report, note that there are no plans to bring the highly-efficient Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel to the U.S., at least in this generation of the car. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can tell you that overseas buyers can enjoy a luxurious 2012 Jaguar XF sedan that’s capable of driving 816 miles on a single tank. We’ve reported on the car several times before, namely, its 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 190 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque and in the XF returns a combined fuel economy figure of...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid and Wayne Gerdes average 81.5mpg, set record 1,445mi on single tank

    Fuel crises and economic downturns have seen the emergence of a new kind of driver in recent years - the hypermiler. For those who don’t know, hypermiling refers to a set of techniques used to maximize fuel economy, such as monitoring traffic flows to reduce braking, planning shorter routes...

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    VW Jetta TDI used to set new Guinness fuel economy record

    The Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption has been claimed by hypermiling power couple John and Helen Taylor at the wheel of a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Burning diesel across the lower 48 United States, the pair averaged 58.82mpg (3.99L/100km) over 20 days. Previously the record for...

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