Volkswagen to Premiere New Generation of Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion Models; Consumption As Low As 3.3 L/100km (71.3 mpg US)
|Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion, Polo BlueMotion and Golf BlueMotion. Click to enlarge.|
Volkswagen will introduce the new generation of the Polo BlueMotion, Golf BlueMotion and Passat BlueMotion at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in two weeks.
All three Volkswagens are the most fuel-efficient models in their respective size classes, according to VW; all three are celebrating world premieres as production versions at the IAA; and all three can be ordered later this fall.
The new Polo BlueMotion (55 kW / 74 hp) diesel offers average fuel consumption of 3.3 L/100km (71.3 mpg US), equivalent to 87 g/km CO2/km. Compared to a conventional 55 kW Polo TDI, CO2 emissions were reduced 20%, and fuel consumption was reduced by 0.9 liter per 100 kilometers, due to BlueMotion Technologies that include a new high-tech 1.2-liter TDI.
The 45-liter tank of the Polo BlueMotion leverages a theoretical range of 1,363 kilometers (847 miles). The Polo BlueMotion, with a top speed of 173 km/h (108 mph), makes its market debut in 2010.
The new Golf BlueMotion (77 kW / 103 hp) diesel offers fuel consumption of 3.8 L/100km (61.8 mpg US), with 99 g CO2/km. Its theoretical range is 1,447 kilometers (899 miles) on a 55-liter tank.
The Golf BlueMotion accelerates to 100 km/h in 11.3 seconds, with a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph). The new Golf BlueMotion will first arrive at European dealers in late fall of this year.
The new Passat BlueMotion offers average fuel consumption of 4.4 L/100km (53.5 mpg US) with 114 g/km CO2. Theoretical range is 1,591 kilometers (989 miles) on a 70-liter tank.
The Passat shares its 77 kW common rail TDI with the Golf BlueMotion. Top speed is 193 km/h (120 mph) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 12.5 seconds.
TDI + Start-Stop + Regeneration. The enabling BlueMotion Technologies are a set of diverse high-tech components and detailed solutions. The foundations for the extremely low fuel consumption and emission values are the new common rail TDI engines with modified engine management software and reduced idling speed.
Power transfer is handled by five-speed gearboxes with longer gear ratios. A gear-shift indicator integrated in the instruments ensures that the BlueMotion models are always driven at the gear stage that is optimal for fuel economy.
Other BlueMotion features include:
- Energy recovery (regenerative braking);
- Start-Stop system;
- Low rolling resistance tires;
- Especially lightweight low-drag wheels;
- Improved fine tuning of body aerodynamics; and
- Lower chassis (Polo and Golf).