The Volkswagen Polo Blue GT, a performance version of the Polo has been unveiled in Geneva
6 March 2012

The Volkswagen Polo Blue GT, a performance-orientated version of the Polo has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show. The Blue GT will feature the VW Group’s 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a cylinder deactivation system.

With 138bhp, the Polo Blue GT is claimed hit 62mph in 7.9sec and reach a top speed of 131mph in standard six-speed manual guise – 1.0sec and 11mph slower than the Volkswagen Polo GTI, which runs a 178bhp version of the same engine.

Fitted with Volkswagen’s new ACT cylinder deactivation system, which closes down the middle two cylinders on part throttle loads, combined average consumption is put at 60.1mpg – or 62.7mpg in combination with an optional seven speed dual clutch gearbox.

UK sales have not been officially confirmed, but it is likely the Polo Blue GT will appear in showrooms by the end of the year.

 

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6 March 2012

Is the Blue GT meant to denote that it is a performance version their eco range (as in Blue Motion) or is it meant as a special edition model as in the Up Black?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

6 March 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

Is the Blue GT meant to denote that it is a performance version their eco range (as in Blue Motion) or is it meant as a special edition model as in the Up Black?

[/quote] Given the Bluemotion badge on the tailgate, I would suspect the former!

6 March 2012

I'd buy one, it cannot be faulted really, the figures quoted are amazing. Was holding out for the UP! GT but this looks even better.

7 March 2012

[quote J400uk]I'd buy one, it cannot be faulted really, the figures quoted are amazing. Was holding out for the UP! GT but this looks even better.[/quote]

It does look great, and it's equally good that VW chose the Polo to slip this groundbreaking engine into first. Think the Up GT may still be better, but would love to give this a try when UK availability is announced.

7 March 2012

I presume this is the same version of the engine found in the Audi A1 COD.

7 March 2012

Car sounds terrific, but the same cannot be said of the name.

I'll take one without the badge please...

7 March 2012

[quote rbrown89]Given the Bluemotion badge on the tailgate, I would suspect the former[/quote]

Ahhh, that picture wasn't shown when I looked.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

7 March 2012

This sounds quite good, modest amount of power and reasonable economy. Plus the polo is a very grown up looking thing (in a good way). 60mpg never ever going to happen in the real world but lets face it even 40-45mpg is still perfectly good for a petrol motor with a reasonable amount of power.

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