Volkswagen has released new details about the Polo BlueGT, ahead of its launch later this year.

Volkswagen has released new details about the Polo BlueGT, ahead of its launch later this year.

Designed to combine dynamics with fuel efficiency, the model uses a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine that produces 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).

Thanks to active-cylinder management and an engine start/stop system, the model averages an estimated 4.6L/100 km (51.1 mpg US / 61.4 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 107 g/km. When equipped with an optional seven-speed DSG transmission, those figures improve to 4.5L/100 km (52.2 mpg US / 62.7 mpg UK) and 105 g/km.

More specifically, Volkswagen says the active-cylinder management system temporarily deactivates the second- and third-cylinders under low to medium loads. This helps the model reduce its fuel consumption by approximately 0.4L/100 km.

Besides the fuel-saving tech, the BlueGT is distinguished by new bumpers, aerodynamic side skirts, a reduced ride height and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Interior changes are limited, but include sport seats and a multifunction display which shows when the active-cylinder management system is working.

The Polo BlueGT will be launched in the fourth quarter and German pricing starts at €19,650 (including VAT).

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