VW Polo Bluemotion goes on sale in UK
22 February 2010

The Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion has gone on sale, with official CO2 emissions rated at 91g/km.

Powered by a 75bhp 1.2 litre turbo diesel engine, with 133lb ft of torque, it achieves its official average of 80.7mpg thanks to longer gearing on the Polo’s five speed gear box, regenerative braking and an automatic start-stop system.

Its emissions rating means the car is free to tax and puts it in the lowest company car tax band of 13 per cent.

It travels from 0-62mph in 13.9sec and has a top speed of 107mph.

Prices start from £14,445.

Of all the conventionally engined cars on sale in the UK at the moment only the Smart Fortwo diesel is rated as emitting less CO2.

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22 February 2010

Extremely impressive figures, would make a great commuting car I reckon.

Bit off-topic but I wonder how long it will be before the governent change the CO2 bands so that sub-99g/km cars like this have to pay road tax.

22 February 2010

[quote J400uk]Bit off-topic but I wonder how long it will be before the governent change the CO2 bands so that sub-99g/km cars like this have to pay road tax.[/quote]

If they did it'd just be lowered and not removed altogether I bet. Ie sub 89g cars would be tax free.

22 February 2010

15k?? flippin eck! That is a lot. You would have to do a serious amount of miles to make it worth the extra over a petrol Polo

22 February 2010

Sorry but it's a car for idiots.

£9,910 list price for a new 1.2 petrol Polo.

The bluemotion is only for diesel obsessives, not about economy.

22 February 2010

1999 Honda Insight. 80g/km and on Petrol. And it was quicker than this thing, (although about the same price). Shame they didnt develope it because it would show what a mistake these diesel eco things are.

11 years on and this is the best VW can do?

22 February 2010

[quote Autocar]official CO2 emissions rated at 91g/km.

Powered by a 75bhp 1.2 litre turbo diesel engine[/quote]

My heart is racing from all the excitment......

Or not. Lame.

22 February 2010

I wish cars were taxed on particulates...

22 February 2010

[quote beachland2]

I wish cars were taxed on particulates...

[/quote]

Yes but the problem there is that the amount of particulates produced changes as the engine wears. I read an article recently that stated that by the time a typical petrol engine reached 60,000 miles it produced more particulates than the equiverlant DPF diesel engine.

Would you propose a tax based on MOT results for example? It would seem to be unfair to penalise a DPF diesel when it would appear to produce less particulates over the life of the engine.

22 February 2010

[quote beachland2]I wish cars were taxed on particulates...[/quote]

I wish they wernt taxed at all! - like many countries.

+ its stupid how there is such a massive hike in the tax for cars over 225g. And you might pollute far less than another car producing less C02 but travelling further.

I hate how you are punished in this country if you want a nice car.

22 February 2010

[quote Lee23404]Would you propose a tax based on MOT results for example?[/quote]

That could be quite a good idea.

So you pay your v5 registerd tax band, then after 3 years it gets charged at whatever the emissions results says your making. Would have to be a whole new system of measurement though concerning particulates/NOx that can be done in a couple of minutes at a test centre and not over a simulated driving cycle on a rolling road.

All diesels at the max rpm test would be charged ££££ every year lol.

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