Volkswagen has announced the arrival of the TDI BlueMotion version of its seventh generation Golf model.
Propulsion comes from the company’s EA288 1.6-litre TDI – mated to a wider spaced 6-speed manual gearbox – which was designed to fit the new MQB platform and develops 81 kW (109 hp) and 250 Nm of torque. The BlueMotion variant is capable of sipping just 3.2-litres of fuel every 100 kilometres – a 15 percent improvement compared to its predecessor, with impressive CO2 emissions of 85 g/km. Top speed is a respectable 202 km/h (125 mph), while its 50-litre fuel tank allows a theoretical driving range of more than 1,500 kilometres.
Along with such measures as a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration and low rolling resistance tyres, the Golf TDI BlueMotion also sits on lower suspension and wears aerodynamically-optimized bodywork including a special roof spoiler, a radiator grille with almost closed slats, partially closed air inlets in the bumper and slippery underfloor panels.
Due to be launched next month in Trendline and Comfortline trim levels, pricing will start at €22,175.