43.5 liters per 100 km

43.5 liters per 100 km


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Of: Simon Mones

Nowadays, manufacturers try to keep the consumption of their cars as low as possible. But that wasn’t always the case, as this list shows.

1/10In late 1966, Chevrolet responded with the Ford Mustang Feta and Camaro. However, the muscle car from Detroit seemed very thirsty with its V8 engine and displacement of 7 liters: Up to 43.5 liters per 100 km were not uncommon. ©Chevrolet
Lamborghini's red Countach.
2/10Behind the first Lamborghini Countach was a V12 engine with a displacement of 5 liters. And up to 33.5 liters per 100 km, the sports car was economical. The new version should use less thanks to hybrid storage. © Thomas Zimmermann/Imago
1984 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
3/10At nearly three tons, the Rolls-Royce Corniche is not light. So it is not surprising that the V8 engine with a displacement of 7 liters has also proved to be a bad guy. The noble Brit allowed himself up to 29 liters per 100 km. © Sebastian Geisler/Imago
Dodge Charger.
4/10The Dodge Charger is also classic in American automotive history. True to the motto “higher, faster, more”, its fuel consumption is also generous. In early models, up to 27 liters per 100 kilometers were possible. ©Panthermedia/Imago
Aston Martin Lagonda
5/10Visually, you can imagine what you want from an Aston Martin Lagonda. In terms of fuel consumption, the Briton, with up to 26.1 liters per 100 km, is one of the thirstiest cars ever built. © Tim Graham/Imago
Lobster H1
6/10The Hummer H1 was originally built by American military manufacturer AM General. He eventually sold the trademark rights to General Motors. Consumption of up to 24.5 liters per 100 km was as great as an off-road car looks. Unfortunately, the new version of the classic is electric only. © Sebastian Geisler/Imago
Bentley Arnage
7/10Until 2010, Bentley built the 2.6-ton Arnage, which was the basis for the state limousine of the late Queen Elizabeth II. With the larger engine, consumption of 24.2 liters per 100 km was possible. © Sebastian Geisler/Imago
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L Type 35 Edition
8/10The Bugatti Veyron was one of the first street legal cars to have over 1000 hp under the hood. The “Super Sport” engine even made 1,200 hp. Result: average consumption of 24.1 liters per 100 km. Up to 37.2 liters is possible even in urban areas. © Sebastian Geisler/Imago
Dodge Challenger RT
9/10In addition to the Charger, Dodge also conquered the American muscle car market with the Challenger. The latter was considered more economical with consumption of 23.5 liters per 100 kilometers. © Andre Poling/Imago
Dodge Viper RT10
10/10It is known that all good things come in threes. This also applies to Dodge, because the Viper proves to be particularly thirsty: up to 21.1 liters per 100 kilometers were possible. The sports car was built from 1992 to 2017. © Eibner/Imago

Modern cars use less and less fuel, because strict CO2 requirements must be met. For example, the Kia Niro 2.6 GDI Hybrid, is already satisfied with 3.4 liters of Super per 100 km. Uses that were not thought of in the 1960s and 1970s.

At that time, most cars had a consumption of 40 liters and more. This may be due to the state of the art on the one hand, but also to the price of oil on the other hand. At that time, they were still far from the record values ​​of more than 2 euros (as German marks 3.91). In the United States, a gallon (about 3.8 liters) cost just 35 cents in the early 1970s (about $2.51 today).

Accordingly, it is not surprising that many gas characters in the history of the car date from this time, such as the Chevrolet Camaro, which appeared at the end of 1966 and consumed 43.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. The Bugatti Veyron built from 2005 was only slightly economical at 24 liters per 100 km. The same applies to the Hummer H1, which brought up to 24.5 liters and thus also made it into the top 10.