The EcoTour was a 7-day tour through nine European countries with 42 of the most fuel-efficient cars. The tour started 12 September in Barcelona, Spain, and finished 19 September in The Hague in the Netherlands. The target was burning the least fuel possible during the seven days. There were two winners for each day: one absolute, and one for each category, as well as a final global winner: The Seat Ibiza Ecomotive, which averaged fuel consumption of 3.80 l/100 km (61.90mpg U.S.), and was driven by F.A. van Heijningen and N.A. van Heijningen-de Kok from the Netherlands. The event offset its carbon emissions via BP's target-neutral program (€0.18 for each tank of normal gasoline, diesel or LPG and as much as €0.36 for each tank of BP Ultimate premium fuels). Follow us after the jump to see the complete results.


[Source: Seat and Eco Tour]

Winners for each category:

Class Winner car Fuel Consumption Mileage
Small Gasoline Daihatsu Cuore 1.0 4.53 l/100km 51.92 mpg U. S.
Small Diesel Seat Ibiza 1.4 Ecomotive 3.80 l/100km 61.90 mpg U. S.
Small Family Gasoline Toyota Prius 1.5 4.57 l/100km 51.47 mpg U. S.
Small Family Diesel Audi A3 1.9 TDIe 4.01 l/100km 58.65 mpg U. S.
Family Gasoline VW Passat 1.4 TSI
5.93 l/100km 39.66 mpg U. S.
Family Diesel VW Passat Bluemotion 3.93 l/100km 59.85 mpg U. S.


Absolute winners

Model Fuel Consumption Mileage
Seat Ibiza 1.4 Ecomotive 3.80 l/100km 61.90 mpg U. S.
VW Passat Bluemotion 3.93 l/100km 59.85 mpg U. S.
Audi A3 1.9 TDIe 4.01 l/100km 58.65 mpg U. S.
Daihatsu Cuore 1.0 4.53 l/100km 51.92 mpg U. S.
Toyota Prius 1.5 4.57 l/100km 51.47 mpg U. S.
VW Passat 1.4 TSI
5.93 l/100km 39.66 mpg U. S.


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