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The 76.3mpg Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion is officially on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £23,200
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15 June 2015

The new Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion saloon and estate have both gone on sale in the UK, with pricing starting at £23,200.

Both versions boast an official fuel economy of 76.3mpg in official testing while emitting 95g/km of CO2. Both are powered by a modified version of the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine from the Passat range, which is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The modifications to the engine have resulted in a boost to the Passat’s performance, with the top speed marginally quicker than the standard version at 130mph for the saloon. The 0-62mph times remain the same, though at 10.8sec and 11.0sec for the saloon and estate respectively.

Bluemotion models are based on the entry-level S specification and get 17in alloy wheels, a radiator grille designed to improve the cars’ aerodynamics and a radiator shutter, all of which boost fuel efficiency.

They also come with VW’s 6.5in infotainment system, Bluemotion specific front and rear bumpers, chrome grille details, and Bluemotion badging.

Cars are available to order now, with first deliveries set to take place from August.

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Adrian987 20 May 2015

Long term tests

Hi scotty5, have a look at the Mini Cooper long term test in this week's mag. This may restore your faith in journalism. This shows that Autocar do report as they find where they can, and there is a massive difference between what they achieved overall and the official average figures. They can only report such differences when they have run a car on test. My Mk 7 Golf is less economical than my Mk 5 too, but I pay a lot less road tax on it so on my annual mileage I am stil better off with the new car on fuel cost and tax combined.
marj 15 June 2015

Adrian987 wrote: Hi scotty5,

Adrian987 wrote:

Hi scotty5, have a look at the Mini Cooper long term test in this week's mag. This may restore your faith in journalism. This shows that Autocar do report as they find where they can, and there is a massive difference between what they achieved overall and the official average figures. They can only report such differences when they have run a car on test. My Mk 7 Golf is less economical than my Mk 5 too, but I pay a lot less road tax on it so on my annual mileage I am stil better off with the new car on fuel cost and tax combined.

True, my Mum's Bluemotion Golf 7 got around the high 40s if driven like an asthmatic mouse. Some way off the official. the A class that replaced it with a Dci engine achieves 60mpg on a regular basis.

Ski Kid 20 May 2015

sorry meant 63.5%

sorry meant 63.5%
Ski Kid 20 May 2015

76.3 mpg are u having a laugh

I agree it will probably be 5o mpg at best my wife had a Golf suppose dto get 68mpg gets about 42mpg if driven reasonably gently ,otherwise you would get 35mpg.Noticed a report stating that within 5 years the system will have to change and is currently being resisted mainly by The German car manufacturers.They reckon that car son average achieve only 635 of the mpg claimed.

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