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New-generation Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion confirmed at the Paris show; will hit production next summer
Jim Holder
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28 September 2012

The new VW Golf Bluemotion will go on sale next summer, averaging 88.3mpgand emitting 85g/km of CO2.

Based on the seventh generation Golf, the latest Golf Bluemotion was confirmedat the Paris motor show, where a concept version of the car was unveiled.Insiders say, however, that the stated economy figures will hold true inproduction.

VW engineering supremo Dr Ulrich Hackenberg has stated that: "This is the most efficient Golf of all time. The Golf isthe most important car in the VW group and it was a challenge not to make it only a great car, but the best car in its class."

The new Golf Bluemotion, which is powered by a 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel with184lb ft of torque from 1500rpm, is 15 per cent more efficient than thecurrent model.

Prices have yet to be revealed.

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eylif 5 October 2012

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mrtayto- my bluemotion averages an easy 64mpg, and it's not even fully run in yet. People getting only 55mpg must be driving older models. If i drove everywhere at 50 mph on the flat, I'd probably get close to the 74mpg. So the new model would probably deliver a 'true' 75mpg

Suzuki QT 1 October 2012

The Emperor's New Clothes ...

"High mpg" and "low g/km CO2" are the two biggest frauds going in the car industry at the moment ... The Government has managed to be conned by the latter, enough to base its "Vehicle Excise Duty" (i.e. car/road tax) on, whilst car manufacturers' mpg figures (based upon precise laboratory tests) have NEVER been replicated in "real world driving" ...

soldi 30 September 2012

When

VW has mislead everyone - this is only a concept car - you can't buy it.

 

They say they intend to launch in Summer 2013, but don't hold your breath.

 

More greenwashing by VW - no wonder Greenpeace are so incensed.

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