With opel Insignia model the distance from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea and back past with only a single charge of fuel. The car traveled a total of 2.111 kilometers and thus achieved an average fuel consumption of only 3,46 l / 100 km. Behind the wheel of the vehicle was a former pilot of the Airbus – Felix Egolf.
Voyage of Egolf was divided into several phases. Set off from Lucerne and the first part of the journey completed at the headquarters of Opel in Rüsselsheim. According to one of the top managers of the German manufacturer – Christian Miller, on arrival in Rüsselsheim, the tank car was full to half with spent 429 kilometers and an average consumption of 3,2 l / 100 km.
Then Egolf drove through Münster and Oldenburg, to the city Kushafen at the North Sea coast. The reverse journey is through Hanover, Kassel and St. Gallen, with the finish in Zurich. The whole journey lasted exactly 2 days.
Steered Insignia is equipped with serial 1.6-liter diesel engine ecoFlex a capacity of 1.6 liters and an output of 136 hp tires with reduced resistance. Officially announced by Opel, consumption of this version is 3,8 l / 100 km.
Achieving of Egolf is a record for the model. The world record still belongs to the Volkswagen Passat with a 1.6-liter diesel with 140 hp traveled 2600 km with 73 liters of fuel – 2,79 l / 100 km.