With the Virtus, Volkswagen has ensured that the charm of sedans is not over yet. The new sedan has set up quite a few benchmarks in its segment, with its class-leading dimensions, space, features and performance figures. The Volkswagen Virtus is offered with two petrol engine options – a 1.0-litre TSI petrol and a 1.5-litre TSI petrol, with the former being the volume driver for the sedan in terms of sales. The smaller 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine is also preferred more for its better fuel economy figures. Here’s a video which shows how the Virtus fares in the aspect of fuel efficiency with real-world driving conditions.
This YouTube video from the channel of AutoHunters India shows how much fuel efficiency is delivered by the Volkswagen Virtus in mixed driving conditions, involving both city and highway conditions. The variant on the test is the 1.0-litre TSI automatic, which comes with a 6-speed torque converter mated to the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. In the ARAI cycle, Volkswagen claims a fuel efficiency of 18.12 km/l for this particular 1.0-litre TSI automatic variant.
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Tank full to tank full FE tested
The driver starts the mileage test by filling the fuel tank of the Volkswagen Virtus using the auto-cut method. The drive starts during peak hours of traffic in the city driving conditions, in which we can see the Virtus being driven at average speeds of 30-40 km/h. Gradually, the intensity of traffic reduces, though it still has some amount of congestion, where the speed increases up to 40-50 km/h. The driver then heads to the highway, where the car is driven sedately at average speeds of 80-90 km/h while cruising in the sixth gear.
After driving for around 166 km in both city and highway driving conditions, the Volkswagen Virtus is re-fueled, which shows that the car consumed 10.43 litres of petrol for the entire distance covered. It results in an actual fuel efficiency figure of around 15.91 km/l, which is almost 16 km/l. For a car which has a performance-oriented turbocharged petrol engine, this real-world fuel efficiency of the Volkswagen Virtus is appreciable.
Apart from the 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine of the Volkswagen Virtus is also offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. With both transmission options, this 1.0-litre TSI engine promises 115 PS of maximum power and 175 Nm of maximum torque. The Virtus is also offered with a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine in its top-spec GT trim, which claims 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque and is solely available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
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