The WLTP testing method gives a more realistic set of figures for emissions and fuel consumption than the NEDC – closer to what you could achieve in everyday driving.
For example, the new test is conducted within a wider range of temperatures, lasts longer and covers more than double the NEDC test driving distance.
To better reflect normal driving conditions, the new test cycle includes more severe acceleration, shorter stops, a higher average speed and a higher maximum speed.
Instead of combining simulated urban and extra-urban driving, the vehicle is now tested in four different speed ranges.
The readings obtained thus reflect different driving styles in different conditions. The figures also take into account differences in a vehicle’s equipment – including individual options – across the model range in question.