New Bluemotion Polo, Golf and Passat revealed
15 September 2009

Volkswagen has revealed revised BlueMotion versions of its Polo, Golf and Passat models, at the Frankfurt motor show.

The Polo Bluemotion has a 74bhp 1.2-litre engine, and uses efficiency-boosting measures including longer gearing, stop-start technology and regenerative brakes to achieve emissions of 87g/km of Co2 and average 85.6mpg. These represent improvements of 12 per cent and 15 per cent respectively over the previous BlueMotion Polo, but power is down 5bhp.

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The Golf Bluemotion is powered by the same 1.6 four-cylinder engine as before, but economy improves from 68.9mpg to 74.3mpg, and emissions drop to 99g/km of Co2.

The two-litre TDI unit in the existing Passat BlueMotion is swapped for the Golf’s 1.6, but power is only down by 3 per cent to 104bhp. It emits 114g/km of Co2 and averages 64.2mpg.

The revised BlueMotion Polo, Golf and Passat will go on sale in early 2010.

Prices haven't been announced, but premiums over base models should remain about the same.

Richard Webber

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4 September 2009

Economy figures sound interesting but how come VW can issue these figures for cars not on sale until next year when Skoda still can't release figures for the Yeti which is due out in 2 weeks?

4 September 2009

[quote Autocar]The Polo Bluemotion has a 74bhp 1.2-litre engine, and uses efficiency-boosting measures including longer gearing, stop-start technology and regenerative brakes to achieve emissions of 87g/km of Co2 and average 85.6mpg. T[/quote] this sounds great, but in the real world in busy start stop traffic will it get anywhere close. I doubt it, and as JC proved when he had the Skoda roomster for a top gear test these tiny engines do not have enough power to keep up/pull away from busy traffic. But if you live in the middle of London will be great

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