Audi Q5s on a fuel run to Nagpur

Just after we pass Amravati, a town famous for its oranges, Gagan in the 3.0 TDI, pulls over. Assuming it’ll be a short break to go water some orange plantations, I hurriedly switch off the engine to save up on diesel. But it’s doomsday for the 3.0-litre TDI. Just 150km from the target, the it gives up. And that translates to me continuing the journey alone in the 2.0 TDI to claim the title.

But by now I’m starting to worry as the fuel-level indicator is just about to enter the reserve fuel mark, with the fuel range showing just 100km. But kilometres go by and the road widens up again allowing more kilometres to the litre. Nagpur is getting close now, but the range is dropping too… faster than I expected it to.

Soon after, Nagpur is in sight and traffic has started getting thicker. Farms along the road are making way for buildings. In the meanwhile, the range displayed is zero kilometres and the sat-nav tells me that the centre of India is still 20km away