VW Bluemotion cars - how low can they go

Three new highly-efficient additions to the Volkswagen BlueMotion range have been announced.

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Three new highly-efficient additions to the Volkswagen BlueMotion range have been announced.

The Golf, Passat and New Polo BlueMotion models emit just 99 g/km, 114 g/km and 87 g/km of CO2 respectively.

Each model looks different from the standard car, due to the aerodynamic changes necessary to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. New front bumpers, sill extensions, a lower ride height and relocated air ducts give a sleek, modern look whilst increasing efficiency.

The most efficient model of all, the new Polo BlueMotion, has according to VW, an all new 1.2-litre three-cylinder common rail diesel engine developing 75 PS. The latest engine combined with longer gearing through the five-speed gearbox, regenerative braking and Stop-Start systems allows the new Polo BlueMotion to achieve a superb 85.6 mpg. Don’t expect thrills and spills, but do expect great value motoring.

The Golf BlueMotion is powered by the usual 1.6-litre TDI common rail diesel engine developing 105 PS. Using the same technologies as above and longer gearing again, the Golf BlueMotion emits just 99 g/km of CO2 and can achieve a combined economy figure of 74.3 mpg.

The Passat BlueMotion adopts a 1.6-litre engine developing just 105 PS. The new engine, replacing the existing 2.0-litre TDI unit currently fitted to the Passat BlueMotion, allows the new car to return 64.2 mpg on the combined cycle – up from the 57.6 mpg on the previous model.

Prices will be announced closer to the early 2010 launches, but don’t expect much change out of £14k for the New Polo Bluempotion, with the SE version in the 1.6 TDI engine already a relatively steep £13205.

Despite the hefty price, the new cars are worth waiting for, an 85mpg small family car for £14000 is not to be sniffed at. And with looks that outshine the new Golf, our money is on the new Polo.

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If the Polo does maintain 85 miles per gallon in real life it is worth the money. Do you think if you drove it like an anorak you could get 100 miles per gallon though?

i don't know what anorak means but the new polo seems to be the next-gen fuel efficient car for mass production. Also im waiting for the L1 hybrid two-seater tandem design car by VW, which claims to run 100km(62 UK and US miles) per liter, which means 657km(408 miles) on a full tank.look it up on the net.