In yet another “pushing it to the limits moment,” Audi announced Friday Sep.6 that the auto group with participate in a “Truth in 48” challenge, beginning Sep. 7 through Sep. 9. A team of 12 drivers will depart from Los Angeles at 9 a.m. on Saturday and attempt to make a cross-country drive, arriving in New York within 48 hours.
Driving over 2,800 miles from Los Angeles to New York in 48 hours or less, the team will be driving the 2014 Audi A6 TDI and 2014 Audi A7 TDI sedans, with the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI as a support vehicle in a challenge to demonstrate the extended range and fuel economy provided by Audi clean diesel technology. Wayne Gerdes of CleanMPG will lead the team with the drivers making only four refueling stops.
Throughout the challenge, the CleanMPG team will swap seats with members of the media, including Christian Moe of Road & Track, Damon Bell of Consumer Guide Automotive, Jill Ciminillo of Chicago Tribune and Sebastian Blanco of Autoblog Green. Fans can follow along the “Truth in 48” cross-country drive challenge by visiting Audi’s Twitter and Facebook page. Good luck to Team Audi!
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