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Volkswagen introduced its first Polo BlueMotion model featuring TSI technology. If the previous BlueMotion models used a fuel-efficient diesel engine, now the Polo BlueMotion arrives with a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 95 hp (70 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque, while CO2 emissions are just 94 g/km.
Priced from 15,925 euros in Germany, the 2015 VW Polo TSI BlueMotion promises to offer a combined fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100 km (57 mpg), which is 0.2 liters less than the standard version of the 1.0 TSI engine.
Despite the impressive numbers, top speed achieved by this model is 190 km/g or 118 mph. According to Volkswagen, the 2015 Polo TSI BlueMotion arrives with plenty of features that improve fuel consumption such as improved aerodynamics over the radiator grille and underbody, as well as a lower ride height and reduced rolling tires.Read the entire article VW debuts the Polo TSI BlueMotion, first model powered by a petrol engine
Bloomberg recently published a report regarding the banning of vehicles with internal combustion engines in California. Air Resources chairman of the board Mary Nichols said state officials have already stated their interest in putting an end to the sales of pollution-causing automobiles in a bid for cleaner air.
California is considered amongst the most environmentally-aware states, accounting for over 2 million of car sales, in the entire US in the previous year. Following the recent announcements made by other countries, Nichols went on by saying that Governor Jerry Brown had been sending messages concerning his thoughts on the issue. Brown is in fact one of the most plain-spoken US officials who has expressed strong interest in combating climate change.
If ICE vehicles are to be banned in California, Nichols thinks the current administration will not approve of it if done via an EPA waiver. That, in spite it is legal for them to do so. Nichols added it is more feasible by imposing new vehicle registration guidelines instead. However, she also said that the earliest implementation of such ban may be at least ten years from now.Read the entire article California may soon ban vehicles powered by combustion engines
Volkswagen of America has a nice surprise for potential customers of the new VW Tiguan (2018 model year). The latest iteration of the Tiguan – set to arrive in the United States this summer -- will be the first VW model to be fitted with the new advanced version of the German carmaker’s EA888 four-cylinder gasoline engine.
This new engine is a revised yet improved version of VW’s third-generation (Generation 3) EA888 that boasts of a displacement of 1.8 liters. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder, turbocharged and direct-injection EA888 Gen 3 engine (1.8 TSI) is still what powers current models of the VW Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat. VW has made certain updates to its four-stroke cycle to improve not only its levels of power and efficiency, but also its responsiveness, resulting to the creation of the 2.0-liter EA888 Gen 3B engine (2.0 TSI).
Updates implemented on the EA888 Gen 3 engine include using a longer piston stroke, a tweak which was responsible for the increase in the updated mill’s displacement. The piston stroke on the 1.8 TSI is 84.1 mm while on the 2.0 TSI, it is 92.8 mm. VW also modified the engine’s piston crown and combustion chamber, resulting to a higher compression ratio of 11.7:1.Read the entire article 2018 VW Tiguan receives new 2.0-liter TSI engine
Interested buyers in the United Kingdom could now place orders for the petrol version of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion at a starting price of £14,730 on-the-road (RRP). It is powered by a 1.0-liter BlueMotion TSI petrol unit that emits just 94 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer and returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle.
The new three-cylinder engine, paired to a five-speed manual transmission, delivers an output of 95 PS between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm (160 lbs ft) between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. This power allows the Polo BlueMotion to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 10.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 119 mph.
Aside from the 1.0-liter BlueMotion TSI petrol 95 PS engine, the Polo BlueMotion’s powerplant choices also include three-cylinder diesel 1.4-litereTDI BlueMotion engine (75 PS, 91.1 mpg, 82 g/km CO2O. The Polo BlueMotion builds on the S trim, adding more features like a styling pack that includes distinctly shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler.Read the entire article 2015 VW Polo BlueMotion now available to order in the UK starting from £14,730
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be introduced in January at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show but details are already starting to emerge. According to General Motors, the next-generation Volt plug-in hybrid will get a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine which will act as its range extender, which means that the new version will get a bigger engine that the current 1.4-liter powerplant.
This engine is part of a new, more fuel-efficient family of small engines that will be used by the new GM vehicles globally. Although previous reports said that the new Volt will get a three-cylinder engine, GM has other plans and we don’t expect to see a problem with the bigger engine as the plug-in hybrid car will definitely be more fuel-efficient than its predecessor.
According to GM CEO Mary Barra, the new 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine will be built at the company’s engine plant in Flint, Michigan while the battery cells will be supplied by LG Chem in Holland, Michigan.Read the entire article 2016 Chevrolet Volt will get a bigger 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine
Volvo surprised us with the High Performance Drive-E Powetrain Concept, which consists in a triple boost 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that develops no less than 450 hp. Demonstrating the ambition and the versatility of Drive-E Powetrains, the concept is based on technologies that are not usually found in a four-cylinder engine.
First of all, there are two parallel turbochargers fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor, while fuel is delivered by a dual fuel pump that works at 250 bar pressure. Thanks to the electrically powered turbo-compressor, the engine delivers the power without any turbo lag. The new engine was developed in collaboration with AVL, Denso and Volvo Polestar Racing.
There are no details regarding a production version, but we are sure that we will see it into a high-performance vehicle very soon.Read the entire article Volvo unveils triple boost 4-cylinder Drive-E Powertrain petrol engine with 450 hp
Toyota Motor Corp. will be rolling out 14 new gasoline engines through next year as part of powertrain overhaul aimed at boosting fuel efficiency by at least 10 percent. Toyota is adopting Atkinson cycle engines from its electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles to its non-hybrid vehicles. Toyota admitted that Atkinson cycle engines typically have lower power, but said it has boosted performance by increasing combustion ratios.
Shouji Adachi, project general manager of powertrain planning, remarked that the usual challenge in Atkinson cycle engines lies in lower torque performance, but remarked that they were able to resolve those issues in the new engines. The 14 new engines will cover around 30 percent of Toyota's lineup by next year.
Engines with direct injection and turbocharging will also be derived from the new technology, Adachi said. The first two small-displacement engines -- a 1.0- and a 1.3-liter engine -- are expected to be fitted in non-hybrid compact cars bound for Japan.Read the entire article Toyota to launch 14 new gasoline engines through next year
Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled two new base engines that will boost fuel economy by 10 percent. The 1.3-liter and 1.0-liter gasoline engines will serve as basis for 14 new engine variants that will be launched globally through 2015. Improved thermal efficiency was achieved by adapting a rapid combustion process, high compression ratio and an Atkinson burning cycle – which used to be reserved for Toyota’s hybrid vehicles.
This will be the first time that Toyota places an Atkinson cycle engine in a vehicle that is not a hybrid. While the Atkinson cycle enhances fuel efficiency by keeping the intake valves open briefly during the compression stroke, it power is reduced. Toyota uses the cycle in hybrids since the battery-powered electric motor can supplement the Atkinson engine’s lower output.
Toyota’s new approach targets to apply the Atkinson cycle on non-hybrids while boosting power through other methods. Shouji Adachi, project general manager of powertrain planning, remarked that they were able to resolve lower torque performance issues in newer engines.Read the entire article Toyota unveils 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder and 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder gasoline engines
At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen will bring the Passat BlueMotion Concept, in order to show the people how fuel-efficient can a non-hybrid, gasoline-engined mid-sized sedan can be. According to the official press release, the Passat BlueMotion Concept is powered by the 1.4-liter EA211 TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharging and offering Active Cylinder Management (ACT) technology.
The ACT tech is already offered on the European Vw Polo and Golf models, the ACT is able to deactivate the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for situation when the driver only applies light throttle pressure in order to maintain specific city speeds. The Passat BlueMotion Concept delivers 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Other innovations found on the Passat BlueMotion Concept is the coasting function, offered also on the Jetta Hybrid. How does this work? Well, as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal, the DSG transmission decouples the engine, allowing the Passat to roll with the lowest possible mechanical drag from the other moving components.Read the entire article 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Vw presents the Passat BlueMotion Concept
BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will review their collaboration on small gasoline engines in September 2014, BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer told Les Echos in an interview. According to Reithofer, the carmakers have yet to decide whether to terminate or extend the partnership, which is due to expire in 2016.
He remarked that BMW and PSA had considered various projects together but that none worked due to their "incompatible product renewal cycles." Reithofer has remarked that BMW no longer needs PSA's assistance since it is now developing its scalable engine architecture for three-, four- and six-cylinder gasoline as well as diesel engines that would allow it to keep costs at low levels.
Les Echos, citing a source close to the German carmaker, reported in September that BMW and PSA had decided against extending the engine partnership.Read the entire article BMW and PSA to review small petrol engine partnership in September 2014
The Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion could now boast of being a true three-litre car after using only 2.92 litres of diesel per 100 kilometers on a DEKRA-supervised test run from Nantes, France to Copenhagen, Denmark. Powered by a 110 PS TDI engine, the Golf TDI BlueMotion used just a single 50 litre tank of fuel to travel 1,602 kilometers, or equivalent to 97 mpg.
Simon Thomas, head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, described the test result as “really impressive result” noting that the trip – dubbed as the “Think Blue. Eco Ride.” -- showed that the combination of fuel-saving BlueMotion efficiency technology and a well-planned proactive driving approach could result to economy figures that are hard to match. The Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion started from Nantes, France, and passed through Paris, Antwerp, Bremen and Hamburg, and then to Copenhagen.
The “Think Blue. Eco Ride.” showed that the standard consumption figure based on the NEDC driving cycle, pegged at 3.2 liters per 100 kilometers (88.3 mpg) and 85 grams of CO2 per kilometer, can be surpassed.Read the entire article VW Golf TDI BlueMotion logged 97 mpg (2.92 l/100 km) on long-distance test trip
The success of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy is owed to the variety of versions and engines available. Its popularity is expected to grow further with the addition of the new Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion – its most fuel-efficient Caddy ever. It boasts an impressively low fuel consumption of 4.5 liters per 100 km (62.8 mpg).
The new Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion is powered by the 1.6-liter TDI engine with common rail direct injection, delivering 75 kW / 102 PS of peak motive power with 250 Newton meters of maximum torque. In comparison with the already very fuel-efficient Caddy 1.6-liter TDI with BlueMotion Technology, the new Caddy BlueMotion’s fuel consumption has been further dropped by 0.5 liters per 100 km. It is also better than the regular Caddy by a full 1.1 liters per 100 km.
Because of this, the commercial version of the versatile urban delivery vehicle uses up only 4.5 liters per 100 km, which is equivalent to 117 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The figures for the passenger-carrying version are 4.6 liters per 100 km and 119 grams of carbon dioxide per km. Due to its 60-liter fuel tank, the Caddy BlueMotion has a theoretical range of more than 1,300 km (over 800 miles).Read the entire article 2013 IAA: VW Caddy BlueMotion is most fuel-efficient Caddy ever
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now offering a fuel-efficient version of the Caddy -- the new VW Caddy BlueMotion. This new VW Caddy offering consumes just 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometer and is powered by a 1.6-liter TDI engine with common rail direct injection that provides up to 75 kW (102 PS) of output and up to 250 Newton meters of torque.
This Caddy BlueMotion is even more fuel efficient than the Caddy 1.6-liter TDI with BlueMotion technology that consumes 5 liters of fuel per 100 km. It is also more fuel efficient than the Caddy without fuel-saving technology, which consumers 6.6 liters per 100 km.
The fuel economy figures of the Caddy BlueMotion translates to carbon dioxide emission figure of 117 grams per km. Fuel consumption and emission figures for the passenger version of the Caddy BlueMotion are 4.6 liters per 100 km and 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The Caddy BlueMotion, which has a fuel tank capacity of 60 liters, has a range of 1,300 km.Read the entire article Volkswagen Commercial introduces new Caddy BlueMotion
Volkswagen is unveiling the production version of the Golf BlueMotion at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The Golf BlueMotion is displayed alongside another of VW’s newest creations, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. The five-seater Golf BlueMotion bears all the traditional attributes of the Golf: safety, practicality and comfort as well as combined fuel consumption of 88.3 mpg on the combined cycle and carbon dioxide emissions of just 85 g/km.
This represents a 15-percent improvement over the previous-generation Golf BlueMotion, which has a carbon dioxide emissions figure of 99 g/km.
Original Golf BlueMotion, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, returned at that time a class-leading 62.8 mpg with emissions of 119 g/km.Read the entire article 2013 Vw Golf 7 TDI BlueMotion unveiled at Geneva Auto Show
The revised Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck is equipped with BlueMotion technology, improving its fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. Some of its features that cut fuel consumption are stop-start, regenerative braking and low rolling-resistance tires. As a result, the Bluemotion Amarok now offers a combined 37.2mpg and has a CO2 emissions level of 199g/km even if it’s only available in permanent four-wheel-drive configuration.
All new Amaroks, along with the BlueMotion model, will get a revised 2.0-litre TDI engine, boosting its power from 161bhp to 178bhp. It will also offer a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.
It will also have the following upgrades: Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors, heated washer jets, cornering fog lights and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.Read the entire article Volkswagen Amarok now available with BlueMotion technology
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.Read the entire article 2012 Paris Motor Show: Vw Golf 7 BlueMotion Concept is the greenest Golf ever before
After the 2011 Golf GTI Edition 35, Volkswagen also unveiled today the all-new Passat BlueMotion and you know what this means, right? A combined fuel consumption of just 4.1 l/100 km (4.3 l/100 km for the Passat Variant) and CO2 emissions of just 109 g / km (113 g / km for the Passat Variant). Responsible for these numbers is the advanced 1.6-liter TDI engine capable to deliver 77 kw or 105 hp and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
According to the manufacturer the all-new Passat BlueMotion has a total range of 1,700 kilometers or 1056 miles. Regarding the design, the new car features a black-painted radiator grille with chrome strips.
Moreover, we find 17-inch BuenosAires alloy wheels as well as a new Glacier Blue Metallic paint, available only for the BlueMotion models. Regarding the price, the 2011 Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion is priced from € 26,450, while the Passat BlueMotion Varian can be yours for € 27,400.Read the entire article 2011 Vw Passat BlueMotion: details, photos, specs and price
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