The world's most fuel-efficient models in their respective size classes, according to Volkswagen, will be displayed at the Frankfurt Auto Show, which opens in less than two weeks. Volkswagen is eager to show the BlueMotion flavors of the Polo, Golf and Passat at the show. The Polo BlueMotion produces a maximum power of 75 PS and burns just 3.3 liters of diesel per 100 km (71.2 mpg).
Emission ratings are reported to be around 87 g/km, a 20% reduction. Meanwhile, the Golf BlueMotion produces 105 PS and returns a fuel consumption of 3.8 l/100km (61.9 mpg). The four-cylinder engine that generates 250 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm releases 99 grams of CO2 every kilometer and helps the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.3 seconds.
Maximum speed is 190 km/h. Lastly, the Passat BlueMotion develops 105 PS, with the common rail TDI unit releasing 114 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Fuel consumption goes as low as 4.4 l/100km (53.4 mpg), with the car being able to run from 0-60mph in 12.5 seconds.
Other brilliant BlueMotion features include energy recovery (regenerative braking), a Start-Stop system (automatic engine shutoff, such as at red lights), tires optimized for low rolling resistance, especially lightweight low-drag wheels, improved fine tuning of body aerodynamics and a lower chassis (Polo and Golf). Expect the Passat BlueMotion to arrive in dealerships later this year. The Golf will arrive in late fall of this year.
The three super-economizers carried BlueMotion Technologies which made up a comprehensive package offering detailed solutions and varied high-tech components. All of these cars were built with low fuel consumption and also low emission values in mind. This is due to the common rail TDI engines and the modified engine management software plus the reduced idling speed.
Power transfer is managed through five-speed gearboxes that have longer gear ratios. Its gear-shift indicator has been integrated to the instruments to make sure that these BlueMotion models are driven at a gear stage that offered optimal fuel economy.
The BlueMotion also has other features like energy recovery, also known as regenerative braking. There is also a Start-Stop system that automatically shuts the engine off at specific situations like in a red light. In addition, the wheels are lightweight and have low-drag with the tyres being optimized to have a low rolling resistance.
Aerodynamics of the body has been improved through fine tuning and it has a lower chassis like the Golf and Polo. Technological features are not the only ones that distinguish BlueMotion models from other versions. The brand also offers customized interior and modified styles. Volkswagen, for the first time, has implemented what appears to be a reverse of the current market trends.
All of the BlueMotion models have a dynamic style that manages to clear the line that divided a sporty appeal with sustainability. Take for example, the Golf and the Passat. Both carried over the bumpers and the side skirts seen on the R-Line. The Polo on the other hand has a new radiator grille styling with special alloy wheels.
The Passat Estate and the Polo both have an independent rear tailgate spoiler. Pricing meanwhile was not left out as the value was consistent with the company’s goal of offering hi-tech eco-friendly cars at lower rates. Thus, BlueMotion was made to be affordable.