Volkswagen’s Polo BlueMotion was the first five-seater in the world to consume less than 4.0 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Since then an entire range of BlueMotion vehicles has evolved.
Volkswagen Group South Africa is now presenting two of its key high-volume models in its range with BlueMotion derivatives. This package includes new common rail TDI engines, recovery of braking energy by regenerative braking, a Stop-Start system and refined aerodynamic components.
With combined fuel consumption values of 3.4 L/100km (Polo) and 3.8 L/100km (Golf), both these cars are taking centre stage as the most fuel-efficient models in their classes.
Each of the new BlueMotion models sets a benchmark for fuel economy and emissions in its segment. The Polo BlueMotion, has a combined fuel consumption of just 3.4 L/100km (equivalent to 89 g/km CO2). Volkswagen’s plans are for the Polo BlueMotion to become the “3-litre fuel economy car” of the modern era and the most economical five-seater in the world. Its 45-litre fuel tank has a potential driving range of nearly 1 200 km.
Only marginally less economical than the Polo is the new Golf BlueMotion. Thanks to a fuel consumption of just 3.8 L/100km and an emissions value of 99 g/km CO2, the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion is the most fuel-efficient car in its class. It has a theoretical driving range of approximately 1 300 km on its 55-litre tank.
The BlueMotion Technologies aboard the two economy cars consist of a number of high-tech components and efficiency solutions. Building the foundation for the extremely low fuel consumption and emissions values of these cars are their new common rail TDI engines with modified engine management software and reduced idling speed. At the heart of the Polo BlueMotion is a 55 kW / 180 Nm, 1.2-litre TDI with three cylinders, while the Golf is powered by a 77 kW / 250 Nm, 1.6-litre TDI with four cylinders.
A gear-shift indicator integrated in the instrument cluster shows the most energy-efficient gear for the current driving conditions. Other BlueMotion features include recovery of braking energy (regenerative braking), a Stop-Start system, low rolling resistance tyres, special lightweight and aerodynamic wheels, lowered suspension (Golf) as well as sporty design modifications and a customised interior.
|Price (incl. VAT)|
|Volkswagen Polo TDI BlueMotion||R175 400|
|Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion||R265 600|
Prices include a 3-year/120 000km warranty. A 5-year/60 000km service plan and/or maintenance plain are available as options.