Volkswagen has launched an even greener Volkswagen since the high efficient Golf Bluemotion that was launched in July. This latest model has combined economy of 74.3mpg and co2 emissions of 99g/km.
The latest Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion uses as its basis the standard Golf’s 1.6-litre TDI common rail engine with 105 PS and maximum torque of 184 lbs ft (250 Nm) developed at 1,500 rpm. This engine endows the new model with a zero to 62 mph time of 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 118 mph. The Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion has all standard specification such as ABS with ESP, seven airbags, Climatic semi-automatic climate control and an RCD 210 radio / MP3 compatible CD player, there are some additional features which include start/stop system, regenerative braking, hill hold, longer gear ratios, low rolling resistance tyres, a multifunction computer showing recommended gear changes for maximum economy and sports suspension. This new Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion version is fitted with a sports styling kit to improve aerodynamics and boost efficiency as well as to distinguish this car from others in this range. The kit includes sports bumpers, side skirts and an enlarged rear roof spoiler and 15inch alloy wheels. At the rear there are cherry red lights and the Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion badge which is also featured at the front.
The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion costs £17,325 (RRP OTR) with a £585 premium for the five-door model. While this is £785 more than the standard S 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS Golf, Volkswagen is confident a customer will recoup this money due to the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion being exempt from annual road tax and reduced fuel costs. A driver covering 10,000 miles per year will save over £120 per year in fuel savings alone.