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.
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.