New petrol-powered VW Polo BlueMotion costs £15k

The first-ever petrol powered VW Polo BlueMotion will be cheaper than the diesel alternative

The first-ever petrol-powered Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion will cost from £14,730. The new car is available to order today, with the first deliveries expected in March 2015.

The car is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine which emits 94g/km of CO2, making it free to tax. Volkswagen says it’ll return 68.9mpg.

Although those figures can’t quite match the 82g/km and 91.1mpg claimed by the diesel-powered Polo BlueMotion model, the new model is £1,065 cheaper to buy. That means that for buyers covering a low annual mileage, the petrol-powered model could work out to be cheaper in the long run.

The new Polo BlueMotion 1.0 TSI uses a three-cylinder engine that develops 94bhp and a five-speed manual gearbox. It produces most of its power between 1,500 and 3,500rpm, which means it should be nippy, rather than fast. VW claims a 0-62mph time of 10.5 seconds and a 119mph top speed.

BlueMotion models are based on the Polo S trim level, but feature uniquely shaped bumpers, grille and roof spoiler – all fitted in the pursuit of improving aerodynamics to save fuel. Other equipment includes 15-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking and cruise control.

It also features a Think Blue trainer, which provides hints and tips on how to improve fuel economy based on how you drive.

Other standard kit fitted across the Polo range includes a colour touchscreen, SD card reader, digital radio with USB and MP3 player connections and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion prices

ModelBodyPrice
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 1.0-litre TSI 95 PS3-door£14,730
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 1.0-litre TSI 95 PS5-door£15,360
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 1.4-litre TDI 75 PS 3-door £15,795
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 1.4-litre TDI 75 PS5-door£16,425

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