VW has launched the new Golf BlueMotion for the UK market. It has a 105hp 1.6 TDI engine returning 74.3mpg and emitting 99 g/km in C02 gases.

Volkswagen UK has announced the launch of the Golf BlueMotion, a new model said to emit the least amount of C02 gases in its range. The car uses a 1.6-litre TDI common rail turbo diesel motor that produces 77kW (105 PS) of power and maximum torque of 250Nm (184 lbs ft) made at 1,500 rpm.

Several other fuel-saving technologies have been installed including a Start/ Stop system, longer gear ratios, regenerative braking, hill hold assist and low rolling resistance tyres. As a result it returns an impressive 74.3 mpg (3.8 l/100km) and averages 99 g/km in C02 emissions.

Specifications include a sports aerodynamic kit with sports bumpers, side skirts and 15-inch wheels. Additional equipment includes ABS with ESP, Climatic semi-automatic climate control, a radio/ CD/ MP3 sound system and seven airbags.

The Golf BlueMotion is offered with a price tag of £17,325 (RRP OTR) which is £785 more than the standard S 1.6-litre TDI. However VW says buyers who travel over 10,000 miles (16,093 km) per annum will be able to save over £120 a year just in fuel savings alone.  Also, its theoretical range is 889 miles (1,447 km) with its 55 litre tank.


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