Around the world in the Audi 80 TDI (1992)
In 1992, Gerhard Plattner, a journalist from Tyrol in Austria, set out from Ingolstadt to drive around the world in a standard Audi 80 TDI. The route was 40,273 kilometers (25,024 miles) long; the Austrian completed it with an average speed of 85.8 km/h (53.31 mph) and an average fuel consumption of 3.78 l/100 km (62.23 US mpg). A record fuel consumption of 2.77 liters/100 km (84.92 US mpg) was achieved in the public event “Eco-Champion,” also in the Audi 80 TDI. 3,000 car drivers took part in the competition.