Skip to comments.VW Passat 78.5 MPG (Imperial gallon) 65.2 MPG US gallon in the Uk...NOT ALLOWED in the US
Posted on 06/06/2012 6:15:05 PM PDT by Beave Meister
THIS WILL UPSET YOU, VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers. VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it over seas. I have added this link that shows a test drive world record with the passat which was 75 mpg US
I am still upset with myself for saying "THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION"t. I understand that it is government regulations that crosses over all party lines. It was just that i had watch Obama talking about better milage cars and that was what upset me to make this video. Please understand I do not place the blame on him alone, this has been going on for decades.
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1-order a car from here for European delivery and import.
2-simply order car here and pickup at factory
3-order the entire engine and screw it into an MPG-challenged vehicle.
We are a People's Republic1 We don't allow IMPERIAL gallons, that's why.
I would have to think there are a few of these factory workers and executives driving around in them and nobody knows about it.
There is a difference in the gallons in the UK. The UK gallon is 4.546 liters and the US gallon is 3.79 Liters. Since a UK gallon is bigger, please do the math and tell us what’s the REAL MPG in the UK using US gallons because this is misleading.
You do not understand the problem the Federal and several state governments have with “high-mileage” vehicles in significant numbers - the collection of fuel taxes goes WAY down, and there is no simple way for them to substitute that shortfall. Besides, they don’t want people to be having too much fun merely by racking up leisure-driving miles.
You can’t import a vehicle to the US that doesn’t meet NHTSA and EPA.
If the federales find it, it will be impounded and crushed with no compensation to you.
You are not even allowed to try and send it back out of the US.
As for the engine swap, you could likely do it in a state that does not have yearly inspections (Indiana where I live has some counties with no inspections). But with the high level of electronics integration currently used, you’ll need access to a lot of technical data to make it work.
VW actually manufactured a car, from 1998 to 20005, called the Lupo which gets even better mileage.
“The Lupo 3L was a special-edition made with the intent of being the world’s first car in series production consuming as little as 3 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (78 miles per US gallon or 94 miles per Imperial gallon). To achieve this the 3L was significantly changed from the standard Lupo to include:”
I’ll give you something a little more practical. Subaru is introducing a small crossover this fall called the Crosstrek. The model was already introduced in Europe and Australia with a diesel engine that gets 50 mpg. (American) Only the gas model will be available in the US. Gets 37mpg.
78 mpg imperial= 65 mpg US gallon. Based on Imperial being 1.19 times bigger.
I suspect the issue is that the foreign car is a diesel, and diesel passenger cars were banned here a while back. Maybe I should read the article.
I looked into getting a TDI VW (the American version), but when I worked out the increased maintenance costs vs the fuel savings it was a wash. That was several years ago and fuel prices were much lower then. Would be curious to see a Consumer Reports analysis given current gas prices.
We are still at 4 bucks a gallon here in WA state.
The real reaaon is that it would put GM out of business.
When the USEPA wrote the emission laws for 2010 and beyond, they made a conscious decision to try and keep diesels out of light duty vehicles.
The extremely low limits on Nox added major cost to the diesel engine package AND hurt fuel economy.
The 78.5 MPG is based on imperial gallons.
US gallon is 62 MPG.
Snopes has called this report FALSE anyway.
The Geo Metros I rented in the early 90s got over 50 mpg, and that was driving and treating them like a rental. Nothing comes close today.
The administration doesn’t give a hoot about gas mileage. If they got rid of the alcohol requirement (the gas today has double the alcohol content of beer) fuel mileage would jump from 12 to 25% depending on the vehicle.
My whole life I have seen these stupid high mileage stories and I am 60 YEARS old. I always thought that some day people would smarten up... I was wrong.
You vill buy a Volt!!!!
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