Bluemotion Technology added to Scirocco 2.0 TDI models to boost economy to 62.8mpg
25 November 2010

Volkswagen has added eco ‘Bluemotion Technology’ tweaks to its Scirocco 2.0 TDI to improve economy to 62.8mpg and cut CO2 emissions to 118g/km.

All Scirocco models equipped with the 138bhp oil-burner will now get the improvements as standard, which include stop-start and battery regeneration systems. Before the changes, economy was rated at 55.4mpg and CO2 at 134g/km on models equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox.

See pics of the new VW Bluemotion Technology models

The modifications are also available on 138bhp 2.0 TDI Sciroccos equipped with the six-speed DSG gearbox. Economy improves from 51.4mpg to 57.6mpg and CO2 drops from 145g/km to 129g/km.

VW has also revealed changes to the 168bhp version of the 2.0 TDI engine in the Scirocco GT, which improves economy from 53.3mpg to 54.4mpg and drops CO2 from 139g/km to 134g/km in six-speed manual cars.

Read Autocar's first drive of the new VW Golf Bluemotion

The Passat CC is another VW model to benefit from Bluemotion Technology and stop-start and regenerative braking will be added to all diesel models as standard.

In 138bhp 2.0 TDI six-speed manual models, economy is boosted from 50.4mpg to 60.1mpg and CO2 cut from 146g/km to 125g/km.

All Scirocco and Passat CC Bluemotion Technology models are available to order now.

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23 November 2010

Good move

23 November 2010

Difficult to argue against taking such steps - well done VW. Just goes to show that diesel/petrol engines can still be good whilst being economical and clean.


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23 November 2010

I'll never be allowed to have one for my next company car.....but bugger me this helps with my argument and is definitely worth mentioning!

23 November 2010

Am I being cynical by questioning why they have only done this for the diesel models? Surely the petrol engine versions would benefit just as much from start-stop and brake regeneration. But retail buyers are not as important as company car buyers, I guess.

23 November 2010

[quote julianphillips]Good move[/quote]

Yes it is a good move. What I don't undertand though is why VW feels the need to put Bluemotion on it.

My Audi A3 has the start/stop etc and does (claimed) 64.8mpg and 115g Co2. They haven't given it any sort of blue/green, whatever name because it's not needed.

Just fit the technology as standard when it's available and cut out the stupid names.

23 November 2010

I agree, BMW don't label their cars any differently either. Also Bluemotion reminds me of 'adblue', which is for trucks.

23 November 2010

Smart idea, good alternative to the 118d.

23 November 2010

[quote Lee23404]What I don't undertand though is why VW feels the need to put Bluemotion on it. [/quote]

I didn't think they were - the article refers to using Bluemotion technology, rather than the full Bluemotion deal of skinny wheels, aero body bits and so on.

23 November 2010

Yes but it will have the Bluemotion sticker/badge on the back won't it?

23 November 2010

[quote disco.stu]

[quote Lee23404]What I don't undertand though is why VW feels the need to put Bluemotion on it. [/quote]

I didn't think they were - the article refers to using Bluemotion technology, rather than the full Bluemotion deal of skinny wheels, aero body bits and so on.

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I've seen it advertised as the Scirocco 2.0tdi Bluemotion tech so some retailers are using the Bluemotion name even if VW aren't.

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