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Audi V8 travels 800 miles on 1 tank of gas!

A great segment where Top Gear attempts to drive 800 miles on a single 19 gallon tank of gas in an Audi A8 with a diesel V8 Twin turbo. This absolutley defies the laws of physics.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6784354703472305949&q=top+gear



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It pains me more than anything that I can't get that model in North America.

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One hell of a boring ride.
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Thanks for the great video clip, first of all.

Wow, it is freakin’ awesome.
He didn’t even turn heater on.

But why AUDI USA does not import car? Is it because of different emission rules?
That would be my guess. There are two issues with diesels in the US. One is meeting the stricter US emissions standards and two is that US Diesel fuel has a high content of sulfur. The EPA rules are changing I believe this year to clean up the sulfur content.
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i think i heard that as of the first, they need to sell the good kind of diesel everywhere....just like u buy in Europe......like BP has sold in the US for a few years.....

as to the non-us-importation, i think its just the twisted government, and greedy oil giants that only allow the gas-sippers into this large, LONG DISTANCES market................

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RE: Audi V8 travels 800 miles on 1 tank of gas!

its fuel.

an audi v8 with a diesel engine traveled 800 miles on one tank of *fuel*

no gas.

gas bad.

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ineon, what r ya doing up at 4:30??[:p]

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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i have the worst sleep schedule humanly possible.

nowhere to be, nothing of any importance to do.

i sleep when i need to and its usually during the day lately. i hate winter break.

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RE: Audi V8 travels 800 miles on 1 tank of gas!

yes it's an incredible achievement, both from audi and from Jeremy Clarkson.
about 41mpg (5.6 l/100km) is not bad for such a big engine. It proves how flexible today's diesels are: when pushed one way, they'll achieve headbreaking fuel consumtion numbers, when pushed the other way, they'll achieve backbreaking performance.
The audi 1.9 tdi's are even more fuel efficient. here in europe they are easily chiptuned to anywhere between 150 and 220 hp, and they'll still do 50mpg.

It's actually a relatively perfect mix of power and cheapness, but me personally... no thx. I'd still rather have a nice lump of OM603 under the bonnet.

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RE: Audi V8 travels 800 miles on 1 tank of gas!

That is amazing, only if it was available in N America. That mean I can travel from Los Angelse to Las Vegas back and forth with one trip. What a deal.
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