Volkswagen is going “green” with its new generation Golf, with the unveiling of a BlueMotion concept version.
The Golf BlueMotion matches the economy of the smaller Polo BlueMotion, emitting only 99g/km of CO2, while the claimed fuel consumption is an astonishing 3.8 litres per 100km.
VW has adopted a number of substantial changes to the Golf BlueMotion concept in order to achieve such efficiencies and economy. The car comes with low rolling resistance tyres and improved aerodynamics while there are changes to the drivetrain too as well as revised gearbox ratios.
Under the bonnet is a economical 1.6-litre TDI common rail diesel engine capable of a 185km/h top speed and a 0-100km/h time of 11.3 seconds.
Not only have Volkswagen improved their Golf BlueMotion they have also improved the economy of their standard MK VI Golf. The entry-level diesel Golf (2.0-litre TDI) emits 119g/km of CO2 and has a claimed fuel consumption of 4.6 litres per 100km.