Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine from the next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series has underlined its impressive real-world fuel efficiency, with the new Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC powering Honda to victory in this year’s ‘MPG Marathon.’
In the rigorous two day test over a specially-designated 530km of roads, Honda R&D engineer Fergal McGrath scooped the top spot for Best Outright MPG with an outstanding 2.9l/100km or 97.92mpg, overachieving against the Tourer’s quoted combined 3.8l/100km or 74.3mpg by some 31.8%.
The MPG Marathon is designed to be a true real-world test that demonstrates the benefits to both the environment and the motorist’s back pocket of employing simple, smarter driving techniques.
Ross Durkin, Managing Editor of Fleet World Group and organiser of the MPG Marathon said: “All credit to the Honda engineering team. Their performance in recording an average of 97.92mpg over the two days was quite exceptional given the challenging driving conditions that all the contestants faced.”
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