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Owner: Polar
A2 3L: 2002 Audi Audi A2 1.2 TDI "3L"
Displacement: 1.191 L
Fuel type: diesel
Transmission: automated manual
Curb weight: 1885 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.25
Frontal area: 23.465 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: factory installed

Winner of the 1999 "International Engine of the Year" award in the "Best Fuel Economy / Green Engine" and "1.0-1.4 liter" categories:

Fuel tank capacity: 5.5 US gallons (21 liters), yielding a theoretical range of some 436 miles.

The all-time most fuel economic and carbon-friendly production car according to, based on real-life data submitted by everyday drivers: and

* official ratings are _not_ EPA, but NEDC:
* diesel price over here has hovered around 1.25 EUR/liter for the last few years, which equates very roughly to 6 USD/gallon; I won't be bothering to convert the exact cost of each fill between the 2 currencies
Build Thread:
Current Mods: None, apart from inflating all 4 tyres (Bridgestone Ecopia B381 145/80 R14) to 44 PSI (maximum allowed as mentioned on the sidewall), whereas factory recommendation is 36 PSI front / 33 PSI rear.

Planned Mods: Mount the original, aerodynamically friendly windshield wiper that was custom made for this type of Audi A2, replacing the current generic wiper that my latest service put on

Block heater; those winter trips are definitely hard on fuel (and your ears).

Last but not least: teach my wife how to eco-drive and pulse & glide/burn & coast. Almost all sub-70 MPG entries here are her driving
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 65 mpg(US)
EPA highway 87 mpg(US)
EPA combined 78.66 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 80.64 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 79.74 mpg(US)
90 days 84.82 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Dec 13, 2011

(Created: 2010-04-23 10:34:21 / Modified: 2011-12-13 13:21:33)

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