Economy range of Golfs will go on sale in September

VW has launched its “economy range” of Golfs, including a BlueMotion edition.

The VW Golf BlueMotion will be the most efficient Golf in the range, with CO2 emissions of 107g/km and combined fuel economy of 68.9mpg.

Powered by a 1.6-litre common rail diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the BlueMotion has a claimed range of more than 800 miles using a single tank of fuel.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk

Economy features include more efficient aerodynamics, taller gear ratios in third, fourth and fifth and regenerative breaking. A stop-start system and low resistance tyres also feature.

Two other Golf variants will be made available in September by VW alongside the BlueMotion. Both feature the same 1.6-litre common rail diesel engine, with an 89bhp and a 104bhp edition on offer.

The more powerful model will be available with the option of the DSG seven-speed automatic gearbox.

The economy range VW Golf prices start at £15,305, with the Golf BlueMotion starting at £17,165.

VW has also confirmed plans to launch a second phase of Golf BlueMotion models, with CO2 output of 99g/km and combined fuel economy of more than 75mpg. These models will be available later this year.

See all the latest VW Golf reviews, news and video

Mark Tisshaw

Our Verdict

More than 29 million Golfs have been sold since 1974

Just how good is the mighty Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best selling car that's now in its seventh generation?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Car review
    27 February 2015
    The second pure Mercedes-AMG model is a triumph of engineering and design, and should have rivals from Porsche and Audi worried
  • First Drive
    27 February 2015
    Dual motors and a power hike give Tesla's electric family car supercar acceleration - and the rest of the package is as strong as ever
  • Car review
    26 February 2015
    Flagship performance C-Class is more than ever a true rival for BMW's M3, and impresses with both its breadth of ability and its practicality
  • First Drive
    26 February 2015
    The new Renault Megane GT 220 is essentially a toned-down version of the hallowed Renaultsport 275, but does it have the required DNA?
  • First Drive
    20 February 2015
    Remember Mercedes' 6x6 monster off-roader? Well, this is the 4x4 version, and we've driven it.