Golf BlueMotion travels distance of 1941km without refuellingVolkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion has set a new South African record for the distance travelled by a passenger car without refuelling.

The car travelled a distance of 1941 kilometres from the South African and Zimbabwean border gate in Beit Bridge to Cape Town in two and half days. Golf BlueMotion achieved fuel consumption figure of 3.29 litres per 100km. The amount of fuel used was measured at 63.8 litres.

The brainchild of the challenge, Rodney Kinsey said: “The performance of the Golf BlueMotion during the challenge was fantastic. It drove as if it was specially built for this epic journey.” The team included the well-known and veteran motoring journalist, Malcolm Kinsey.

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