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New Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion

The Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI BlueMotion is one of the finest cars in the world.

By Stephen Turvil
Nov 11, 2011
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The Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI BlueMotion is one of the finest cars in the world. Bold statement, so let us make a check-list to prove it. Item 'one' is running costs and environmental credentials. This small family car averages 74.3mpg and returns a staggering 83.1mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Emissions are only 99g/km, so road tax is free. These figures complement the reasonable £18,595 - £19,430 price. Excellent start.

Item 'two' is performance. The 105ps diesel engine propels the Golf to 62mph in a respectable 11.3 seconds, and on to 118mph. It also has 185lb ft of torque so there is plenty of power for over-taking. That brings us to item 'three', equipment. The specification – with a few cost extras – includes: parking sensors, cruise control, Bluetooth, and MP3 playback. Good stuff, but the Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI BlueMotion has even more to offer.

Item 'four' on the check-list is practicality. The five-door version of this mile muncher seats four people in comfort and swallows a pleasing 350-litres of luggage. Folding the rear seats flat increases cargo capacity to 1,305-litres. As such, the Golf feels fairly spacious but its footprint is small enough to make town driving easy. This workhorse also has composed handling, feels extremely robust, and earned Euro NCAP's maximum five-star safety rating. That brings us to the final consideration, image. The Golf is tremendously fashionable thanks to its GTI sporting heritage. Happy days. What more could you want?

More On This Car
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By Stephen Turvil
Nov 11, 2011