If there's one thing we love it's when automakers stand behind their product and do something extraordinary.

If you've been keeping track of headlines this year you'd note that one guy doing this is Tesla's Elon Musk who recently announced a trip he'll be taking with his family across country to demonstrate that you can with the supercharging stations.

But if you're more of a believer in combustion motors, to be more specific, diesel technology, then you have to see what Audi is up to.

Right now the automaker is underway with a 48-hour challenge that a 2014 Audi A6 TDI and Audi A7 TDI on the road from the west coast. Covering more than 2,800 miles, the two vehicles are expected to descend upon Manhattan within the 48-hour mark.

According to Audi the vehicles are only going to make FOUR refueling stops.

So, will they do it? Keep an eye on the action by checking out Audi's Twitter page. Use the hashtag "#audiTDI" to keep the conversation flowing.

Audi's press release below:

Newest Audi TDI® Models Powering "Truth in 48" Challenge to Drive From L.A. to N.Y. in 48 Hours on Four Tanks of Clean Diesel Fuel

  • Coast-to-coast attempt will be accomplished with the 2014 Audi A6 TDI and Audi A7 TDI and a 2014 Audi Q5 TDI crossover as the support vehicle
  • Teams of eight noted hypermilers and four journalists to depart from Audi Pacific dealership at 9 a.m. PDT Saturday, Sept. 7
  • Each TDI vehicle delivers up to 30% better fuel economy than gasoline engines
A team of 12 drivers will embark this weekend on "Truth in 48," a bid to drive 2,800-plus miles from the Los Angeles area to New York in 48 hours or less. The team will be driving the 2014 Audi A6 TDI and 2014 Audi A7 TDI sedans, with the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI as a support vehicle in a challenge to demonstrate the extended range and fuel economy provided by Audi clean diesel technology.

The rally, led by Wayne Gerdes of, will make only four refueling stops. They will depart from the Audi Pacific dealership in Torrance, CA the morning of the Saturday, Sept. 7, with plans to conclude the drive at the Audi Manhattan dealership the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 9.

Throughout the drive, the CleanMPG team will swap seats with members of the media, including Christian Moe of Road & Track, Damon Bell of Consumer Guide Automotive, Jill Ciminillo of Chicago Tribune and Sebastian Blanco of Autoblog Green.

Each Audi TDI clean diesel vehicle delivers up to 30% better fuel economy and 30% lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline engines, resulting in longer range and fewer trips to the fuel pump. By having more density than gasoline, diesel packs more energy in the same amount of fuel which helps maximize the miles per gallon. The 2014 Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDI clean diesel engine vehicles adds to Audi's list of advanced technologies that help enhance fuel efficiency, including Audi ultra® lightweight technology, Audi quattro and Audi e-tron.

To follow along the "Truth in 48" cross-country drive challenge visit Audi's Twitter and Facebook pages utilizing the hashtag #audiTDI.

Audi Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is — FOUR Tanks Of Diesel In 48 Hours, Coast-To-Coast

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