Skoda Superb Gets Frugal GreenLine Version In Frankfurt, Averages 3.7L/100 KM

As most models from Skoda’s lineup, the Superb has received a fuel-efficient GreenLine version, available both for the sedan and the estate body styles.

Equipped with a 1.6-liter TDI engine rated at 120PS (118hp), the Skoda Superb GreenLine sedan averages 3.7 l/100 km (76.3 mpg UK or 63.5 mpg US), with corresponding CO2 emissions of just 95g/km. That’s quite impressive for a car this size. So how did they do it? The reduction in fuel consumption is due both to engine modifications and optimized aerodynamics. Debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the new Superb GreenLine can go more than 1,780 kilometers (1,106 miles) on a full tank of fuel (66 liters).

The 1.6-liter diesel engine is mated to a manual six-speed gearbox with longer gear ratios and is fitted with a start-stop system and brake energy recovery (recuperation) as standard. The GreenLine models add the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system.

Aerodynamic changes include a lowered chassis (by 15mm/0.59in) and the addition of a tailgate spoiler (roof spoiler for the estate model). Thanks to these updates, the Superb GreenLine achieves a lower drag coefficient than the standard model – 0.263 for the sedan, 0.275 for the estate.

Skoda Superb GreenLine models are also fitted with reduced rolling resistance tyres mounted on 16-inch wheels (17-inch wheels offered as an option). Styling tweaks compared to regular models are discreet and consist of the GreenLine badge on the boot, tinted rear side windows and back window and standard front fog lights with Corner Function.

Skoda Superb GreenLine models are offered with the equipment levels ‘Active’, ‘Ambition’ and ‘Style’.