Ultra-clean A3: 3.2 litres per 100km!
Audi says A3 Ultra will do drive more than 1500km on a 50-litre tankful. Mercedes-Benz calls them BlueEfficiency models, VW BlueMotion - now sister company Audi has jumped on the 'clean' bandwagon with the first in a series of ultra-efficient models called… Ultra. Which is actually a neat bit of marketing because the first Audi Ultras were very fuel-efficient turbodiesel racing cars, which scored precious time in endurance races by being able to stay out longer between pit stops than more conventional petrol-powered rivals.
Audi says it'll do more than 1500km (that’s from Johannesburg to Cape Town!) on a 50-litre tankful. Judicious use of lightweight materials has reduced the Ultra's kerb weight to only 1205kg, ride height has been lowered by 15mm and S line side sills fitted to improve aerodynamics, along with an extra-long top gear and special low rolling-resistance 205/55 R16 tyres.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Star