New Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion to return 88.3mpg
The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion looks set to be one of the world’s most fuel-efficient cars.
The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion looks set to be one of the world’s most fuel-efficient cars. VW is predicting that this third-generation BlueMotion Golf will return 88.3mpg and emit less than 85g/km of CO2 upon its launch next summer. This represents a potential 15 per cent reduction in fuel consumption over the previous model and 14-gram reduction in CO2. The Golf’s 50-litre tank gives the BlueMotion a theoretical range of 970 miles, so average drivers will only have to refuel 10 times a year.
The improvements in economy and efficiency are credited to a lighter design and engine modifications, plus assorted small measures, including improved aerodynamics, super low-rolling resistance tyres with higher air pressure, longer gear ratios and stop-start and battery-regeneration systems, which come as standard in all new Golfs.
The BlueMotion will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder, 16-valve petrol engine and will be equipped with an oxidation catalytic converter, diesel particulate filer and a nitrogen-oxide storage catalytic converter. These combine with measures such as reduced internal friction, a thermal management system, exhaust gas recirculation, a cylinder pressure sensor, a two-stage oil pump, a switchable electric water pump and walter-cooled intercooler to create best-in-class fuel economy and emissions. Full prices and specifications will be confirmed nearer the launch.
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