Fuel thrift nudges bar­rier

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

A DIESEL-pow­ered Smart car has fallen ag­o­nis­ingly short of break­ing the 100-miles-per-gal­lon bar­rier (2.82L/100km) in a com­pe­ti­tion in Bri­tain. The Smart Fortwo CDI won the 11th MPGMarathon with fuel econ­omy of 99.24mpg (2.84L/100km), com­plet­ing the 595km course us­ing less than 18 litres of diesel. Sec­ond was a Suzuki Swift 1.3 DDiS (3.26L/100km). But the big sur­prise was the third place-get­ter: the fam­ily-size Skoda Oc­tavia Green­line (3.28L/100km)

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