The TDI has made a huge impact on the diesel industry. In 2006 the TDI became the first diesel to win the 24 hours of Le Mans and also the 12 hours of Sebring. The one leading factor of the TDI winning both of these endurance races was its fuel economy, the car simply didn't have to fuel up as often as the gasoline powered vehicles. These vehicles can achieve up into the 50 mpg range. This makes the TDI one of the most fuel efficient vehicles money can buy and you don't even have to plug it into the wall everyday.