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

That's 48% of the fuel consumption of my car! Then again, my car cost £1200; I suspect it would take quite a while to recoup the extra cost of buying one of these Golfs even with such a spectacular mpg...

  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

29 September 2012

New Golf capable of averaging 88 mpg!

Autocar reader 275 capable of consummating marriage 5 times in 1 night!

Both technically feasible under extraordinary conditions, but don't count on it.

29 September 2012

275not599 wrote:

New Golf capable of averaging 88 mpg!

Autocar reader 275 capable of consummating marriage 5 times in 1 night!

Both technically feasible under extraordinary conditions, but don't count on it.

Only 5?

30 September 2012

Evo_ermine wrote:

275not599 wrote:

New Golf capable of averaging 88 mpg!

Autocar reader 275 capable of consummating marriage 5 times in 1 night!

Both technically feasible under extraordinary conditions, but don't count on it.

Only 5?

lol. I manage 7... ... with the help of triangular-shaped Pfizer pills. My own "blue motion" - as it were... ...

30 September 2012

zoomzoom wrote:

My own "blue motion" - as it were... ...

Very good!

29 September 2012

this is before it left the driveway.

29 September 2012

The current Golf Bluemotion supposedly has an average mpg of 74.3, however reading through owner reviews the highest mpg I've come across is 55. Seems kinda pointless if it's not returning anything remotely close to the claimed figures, but who knows the new one might be different.

30 September 2012

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.

1 October 2012

"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" ...

5 October 2012

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

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