Swiss airline pilot Felix Egolf is a 'hyper miler' in his spare time. He managed to drive 1111 kilometers in a Mitsubishi Space Star on one tank (37,65 l). That resulted in an amazing 3,38 l/100 km!
He drove from Luzern to Härkingen via Arlberg, Salzburg, Allgäu and Zug in a Space Star 1.2, with the car's AS&G (auto stop and go) engaged. He completed the trip in twenty hours with an average speed of 55 km/h.
The 'hyper milers' try to set records for the fuel consumption of new vehicles, their aim is to beat the factory measurements. Felix Egolf says he uses a few simple techniques:
- Look ahead and keep enough distance,
- Take your foot off the accelerator when possible (engine fuel cut, no consumption),
- Allow yourself enough time for the trip,
- Shift to a higher gear a.s.a.p,
- Glide, don't hurry.
Previously, Egolf managed a record for fuel consumption with the Mitsubishi ASX 1.8 diesel (3,2 l/100 km).