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Consumption tests: fuel-saving technology only pays off after years

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For some models the surcharges are even higher than the savings. Example V W Golf : Compared to the normal Golf 1.6 TDI, the Golf 1.6 TDI Blue Motion with automatic start-stop, optimized bodywork and low-friction tires costs 1,050 euros more.

Surcharges pay for themselves late

According to standard consumption, the surcharge only pays off after 126,500 kilometers compared to the 1.6 TDI. With the Volvo C30, the investment is worthwhile after 56,000 kilometers, the driver of a Hyundai i30 cw Blue even needs 227,000 kilometers to amortize and thus an entire car life.

After all, after the consumption test of ten common compact vehicles, the Golf Blue Motion is together with the Volvo C30 including the drive package, the most economical diesel in the compact class . In a real practical test by auto motor und sport, both vehicles need 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers and thus only emit 124 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This means that the real consumption in the practical test for both models is 0.9 liters above the official ECE average. The Toyota Prius with hybrid drive. The model needs 5.5 liters of petrol - almost 40 percent more than according to ECE - and emits 128 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This is followed in 4th place by the Mercedes B 180 with gas drive (131 grams of CO2 per kilometer) and together in 5th place in the Audi A3 1.6 TDIe and the Mercedes A 160 CDI (both 5.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers and 135 grams of CO2).

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