Mr. Narayanan Menon with his Tata Indigo Manza
For a country where fuel efficiency is a significant factor for automobile ownership and with fuel prices increasing, the feat certainly bodes well for the mileage conscious customer.
The Tata Manza (Quadrajet Aura ABS) has clocked an incredible mileage of 46.33 km on a single liter of diesel. This feat has been achieved by Mr. Narayanan Menon, a resident of Coimbatore who has zoomed into the Limca Book of Records for managing to drive his stock Manza.
By the looks of it, this is the highest ever mileage that the 1.3 Liter Fiat Multijet diesel engine has clocked across the world and that makes this record even more special. The record has been completed on a stock Tata Manza Diesel with absolutely no modifications for the mileage run. Mr Menon drove the Tata Manza on the arrow straight bye-pass road between Coimbatore and Avanashi, and covered a distance of 72.3 kilometer using only 1.58 liters of diesel translating into a mileage of 46.33 KMPL of Diesel.
Mr. Narayanan R Menon, Managing Director of Aromen Engineering Company and a proud owner of the Tata Manza has been certified the Limca Book of Record on the 25th of May, 2010. A mechanical engineer, Mr. Menon himself does not credit an amazing mileage to a ‘magic foot’ rather a combination of good driving skills and car maintenance.
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Source – Tata Motors