The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT has arrived in the United Kingdom and it’s available for order at a starting price of 17,400 pounds.
The frugal Volkswagen Polo BlueGT has arrived in the United Kingdom and it’s available for order at a starting price of 17,400 pounds. Under the hood it has a 4-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine that produces 138 hp (103 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).
By implementing the engine stop/start system and active-cylinder management, Volkswagen was able to improve the Polo’s fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions to 61.4 mpg UK (51.1 mpg US or 4.6 liters / 100 km) and emissions of 107 g/km, regardless if the engine is connected to the 6-speed manual gearbox or the 7-speed DSG.
When the car is under light and medium loads, the active-cylinder management system can automatically shut down the second and third cylinders, resulting in fuel savings of up to 0.4 liters / 100 km. When the car is driven at a constant speed of 30 mph (50 km/h), the savings can be as high as 1 liter / 100 km, while at a constant speed of 44 mph (70 km/h) the savings are of about 0.7 liters / 100 km.
The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT is fitted with 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels and a 15mm lower suspension. The rear bumper with diffuser, rear spoiler and the front bumper with LED DRLs are borrowed from the Polo GTI, along with the front windscreen rain channels and the side sills from the Polo BlueMotion.
Full details are available in the attached press release.