Peu­geot cou­ple smash own fuel world record

Bray People - - MOTORING EXTRA -

HUS­BAND AND wife, John and He­len Tay­lor, have smashed yet an­other Guin­ness World Record for best fuel con­sump­tion in their Peu­geot 308 1.6 litre HDi 110bhp diesel hatch­back. Au­then­ti­cated by Guin­ness World Records, the duo cir­cum­nav­i­gated the UK in a Peu­geot 308 HDi with an amaz­ing av­er­age econ­omy of 2.23 litres / 100km (126.8MPG). Trav­el­ling over 5954km in 175 hours, they used just 29.1 gal­lons or 132 litres of diesel. That equates to just over two full fuel tanks at a cost of just €138.34* (2.3 cent per km). *AA Motoring Au­gust Av­er­age Fuel Prices

The cou­ple, who pre­vi­ously set a world record in 2008 in Aus­tralia, when they achieved 1919km from a sin­gle tank in their 308 1.6 litre HDi diesel, have set the lat­est World Record in their stan­dard Nera Black Peu­geot 308 SR, loaded with tour­ing lug­gage. Their ex­ploits can be fol­lowed on www.fu­elfugi­tives.co.uk.

David McCon­nell, Peu­geot in Ire­land’s Manag­ing Di­rec­tor com­mented: ‘For a while now we’ve been telling cus­tomers that our low-CO2 Peu­geot ve­hi­cles are very eco­nom­i­cal and fuel ef­fi­cient. This most re­cent achieve­ment by John and He­len Tay- lor fully il­lus­trates the po­ten­tial sav­ings by driv­ing and pur­chas­ing wisely.’

The Peu­geot 308 is a com­pre­hen­sive range, avail­able in 3 and 5-door hatch­back, SW es­tate and CC (Coupé Cabri­o­let), with a wide choice of petrol and HDi diesel en­gines. The Miche­lin En­ergy Saver tyres con­trib­ute to the high fuel econ­omy.

John and He­len Tay­lor, have smashed yet an­other Guin­ness World Record for best fuel con­sump­tion in their Peu­geot 308 1.6 litre HDi 110bhp diesel hatch­back.

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