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Update #14 - The Anniversary Update

German Efficiency achievement in Forza Horizon 4

German Efficiency

Earn 30 stars on ''The Car Files''.

German Efficiency-0.5
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How to unlock the German Efficiency achievement

  • SantaUndercoverSantaUndercover372,256
    25 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019 26 Feb 2020
    115 3 17
    File 001: 1 min 25 - Follow the racing line and stay on the road. There is one corner where I drifted through. Slowing down here will cost you too much time.

    File 002: 1 min 5 - Turn directly left and right afterwards, following the big road. You should be on the needed speed before 35 seconds else you need to retry. There are no hard corners, so it is easy to stay 30 seconds above the speed target.

    File 003: 122M or 400ft - Turn around and make a clear path back through the castle gate you see in front of you. When you see the stone fence, stop and turn around. Try to go as fast as you can by following the road through the castle gate. You will need to ride on the grass a little to not lose too much speed. This should give you easily enough distance when you make the jump.

    File 004: 227 KM/H or 141 MPH - Turn around and follow the road back till you are about 1.1 or 1.2 KM away from the destination. Now hit the pedal and you should be able to hit 227 or higher.

    File 005: 2 min - Follow the route from start till end. You only have 10 seconds to get of the road, which won't allow you to take big shortcuts. You are able to take smaller ones. Break on time and use the rewind when needed.

    File 006: 32 sec - Drop down from the start and go straight to the destination. Use the rewind to avoid losing too much time. Shouldn't be too difficult.

    File 007: 204 KM/H or 127 MPH - A speed zone with 2 corners at the end. Make sure you are going full speed at the begin of the zone. Try not to lose your speed in the corners and make those last 2 corners count. Use the rewind when needed. You should have not much trouble maintaining a high enough average.

    File 008: 1 min 50 - Another one where you have to stay on the road, the dirt road this time. Follow the track, because there isn't much opportunity to really gain an advantage. When you are around 2.0KM away from the destination take a shortcut. After this there is one more option to take a shortcut, this is around 1.3 KM away from the destination. Simply go straight instead of following the driving line. You should be on time without a problem.

    File 009: 200,000 -
    Option 1: Turn around and make your way west while getting some points. Do drifts and hit things. It will become easier when you are at the strip. Don't stop till you have 40.000x5, you need the multiplier!

    Option 2 (submitted by Jeffchob): "Go to the dune area across the road to the right of where you start (making sure you get there with a multiplier already forming by drifting etc) and then just gunning it in a straight line (don't drift) down the dunes until they stop / turn to grass or road, then do a 180 by drifting/e-drifting and then gunning back in the opposite direction at full pelt, and rinse a repeat until the 2 minutes are up and obviously make sure your skill chain never breaks (you'll get a ton of kangaroo's & great skill chains etc). On my second try of this method i got 213,000. Previously, I'd had 10+ attempts at drifting over the dunes (rather than going at full speed in a straight line), and never finished with a score above 175,000. Hope this method helps anyone struggling..."

    Tip: your streak can end by hitting an non-destroyable object or by not getting another skill on time. You will see your score flashing when you are close to losing your streak. Make a quick (e-)drift to get 100 points if needed.

    File 010: 28 Speed - It is time to say goodbye to Hans, but we will do this with speed! 28 times to be precise. Simply follow the road, and use your breaks wisely. Avoid hitting things and using rewind. This will cost you some speed skills. To give you an indication, I was at 15 before hitting the speedway and I made some minor mistakes. I was over 30 when hitting the destination.

    If you are more a visual person. MotoGamesTV recorded all 10 files.


    Thank you WELL DONE BAKU for adding the non metric numbers and units.

    Feedback is appreciated. If you vote negative, please let me know why so I can adjust this solution appropriate.
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    SilentJay76@Santa, I've got nearly 300 hours in this game, so I know how it works. wink But sometimes it just ends the streak... randomly. Can't explain it.
    Posted by SilentJay76 on 16 Oct 19 at 20:26
    NoHeroes94File #9 is a massive pain. Tried it 6 times, always get 10-20k short.
    Posted by NoHeroes94 on 19 Nov 19 at 12:50
    NoHeroes94For #9 it is much, much easier to just stick on the beach/dune area. Get a ton of air and kangaroo skills which naturally keep combos going and requires less drifting. Got 230k on my first attempt after getting <195k for an hour trying the other method.
    Posted by NoHeroes94 on 19 Nov 19 at 17:41
    SilentJay76@NoHeroes94 - Heading for the windmill park worked for me in the end. Same principle with lots of jumps, kangaroos, fences, etc., and you can just go flat out in a straight line basically. Worth a shot if anyone's having trouble. That strip mentioned in the guide sucks (in my opinion) because it's hard to tell which objects are destructible and which ones will end your streak... even though they're also destructible.
    Posted by SilentJay76 on 20 Nov 19 at 10:43
    Pedle ZelnipI'm surprised so many people struggled with #9. Much like @NoHeroes94 I just popped around the dunes and got 203K on my 3rd try.
    Posted by Pedle Zelnip on 07 Dec 19 at 03:22
    JeffchobI was struggling with #9 for a while until i learned that the key to success is just getting to the dune area across the road to the right of where you start (making sure you get there with a multiplier already forming by drifting etc) and then just gunning it in a straight line (don't drift) down the dunes until they stop / turn to grass or road, then do a 180 by drifting/e-drifting and then gunning back in the opposite direction at full pelt, and rinse a repeat until the 2 minutes are up and obviously make sure your skill chain never breaks (you'll get a ton of kangaroo's & great skill chains etc). On my second try of this method i got 213,000. Previously, I'd had 10+ attempts at drifting over the dunes (rather than going at full speed in a straight line), and never finished with a score above 175,000. Hope this method helps anyone struggling... Oh and don't hit any telegraph poles as they'll end your chain, even though they are destructible?
    Posted by Jeffchob on 19 Dec 19 at 23:35
    LvxGreat guide, although for #9 I'd personally advise to just go to the dunes near Bamburgh Castle. I got to 200k easily with 15 seconds to spare.
    Posted by Lvx on 03 Jan 20 at 02:50
    ONE CEL JUGGALOFor #9 I tried the guide way 3 times, read everyone's comments went to the dunes first shot got lil over 231k so. Thanks. .) .) For all fine comments to advise a better way.
    Posted by ONE CEL JUGGALO on 21 Jan 20 at 07:56
    BiLLzuMaNaTiI don’t understand. In file 2 the car doesn’t reach 85. What am I doing wrong?
    Posted by BiLLzuMaNaTi on 10 Feb 20 at 09:58
    ElSelchoExcellent solution! Made it really easy to get 30 stars. Thumbs up!
    Posted by ElSelcho on 26 Feb 20 at 08:52
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