Volkswagen has unveiled a concept of the new Golf BlueMotion at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. This Golf is said to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the world with a fuel consumption of only 3.2 l/100 km when equipped with a new 1.6-litre TDI (turbodiesel). It emits just 85 g/km of CO2. But even so, the 81 kW / 110 PS Golf BlueMotion is still a five-seat well-rounded vehicle that can reach a speed of 202 km/h and can carry a full family safely and comfortably all through the year. The launch of the third generation Golf BlueMotion is set to be in summer 2013. It was five years ago that the first generation of the Golf BlueMotion debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. At the end of 2007, the car arrived at the market.
Back then, the Golf BlueMotion established new standards for sustainability. It has a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km. In 2009, Volkswagen introduced the second generation Golf BlueMotion (as a concept car) at the Geneva Auto Show too. Its fuel consumption had been lowered to 3.8 l/100 km (99 g/km CO2). Deliveries of the production version of this Golf BlueMotion started in October of the same year.
Its fuel consumption for the third Golf BlueMotion could be cut by 0.6 litres or 15% more and CO2 emissions by 14 grams per km is proof that technical progress is continuing. The new Golf has a 50-litre fuel tank and has a fuel tank consumption of 3.2 l/100 km. As a result, the new Golf has a remarkable theoretical range of 1,562 km. Since it has an average annual driving distance of 15,000 km, most drivers will need to refuel this Volkswagen 10 times annually, when the present fuel price in Germany is used in the equation. These data are cited from German Petroleum Industry Association, July 2012. This would come to a total fuel cost for the year of 694 euros.