Transportation & Fuel Source Technology
smart cdi Wins the 2009 MPG Marathon with a Staggering 96.81 MPG
The smart cdi - the World's CO2 champion - has proved itself to be miles ahead of its rivals by winning this year's MPG Marathon with a staggering 96,81mpg.
Driven by smart eco-driver, Mick Linford the smart fortwo cdi passion coupe achieved this phenomenal figure over the demanding 360-mile route. Acclaimed for its world-beating emissions of only 88g/km, the 45bhp cdi was the ideal choice for the two-day event that aimed to demonstrate how careful eco-driving can significantly reduce the fuel costs and CO2 emissions of the country‚Äôs motorists and enhance safety.
Mick achieved the best ever mpg figure in the event's seven-year history and improved on the cdi
's official combined fuel economy figure of 85.6mpg by over 13 per cent.
"I'm already looking forward to next year's competition when I hope to achieve another record breaking figure by exceeding the 100mpg barrier," explained Mick, who has previously driven a smart from London to Edinburgh on a single tank of fuel.
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