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CAR tech: who's to blame for your car's terrible fuel economy?

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Andy Downes, 12 August 2013 11:00

In early 2013 Audi lost a case brought by the Advertising Standard Agency (ASA) because of ‘misleading’ fuel economy figures used in an advert, after a customer complained they couldn’t get anywhere near the 68mpg quoted. The court case once more exposes the yawning gap between officially sanctioned mpg figures and those experienced by owners. A recent study by the ...

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CAR tech: who's to blame for your car's terrible fuel economy?

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Andy Downes, 12 August 2013 11:00

In early 2013 Audi lost a case brought by the Advertising Standard Agency (ASA) because of ‘misleading’ fuel economy figures used in an advert, after a customer complained they couldn’t get anywhere near the 68mpg quoted. The court case once more exposes the yawning gap between officially sanctioned mpg figures and those experienced by owners. A recent study by the ...

CAR tech: how to eliminate turbo lag

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Jesse Crosse, 29 July 2013 14:55

CAR has tested a new breed of experimental super-diesel that literally leaves current technology standing and may banish turbo lag forever. We drove an Audi A6 3.0-litre V6 prototype fitted with an electric bi-turbo system which delivers a massive dose of torque from idle. The effect is radical, firing the saloon off the line like an R8 when the driver ...

CAR tech: Audi's miracle e-fuel (2013)

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Georg Kacher, 29 July 2013 10:00

Global warming; sky-high oil prices as reserves peak; spiralling crop prices and intense pressure to find fertile land – society faces immense challenges, as it strives to protect the planet and keep our cars on the move. Audi is working on a miracle fuel that could help mitigate these problems, in a facility under construction in the uncompromising, scorching environment ...

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CAR magazine November issue 622
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