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New Mk6 VW Golf Bluemotion CO2 emissions reduced to 99 g/km
posted on Jan 05 2009 by Kyle McWilton
With the imminent arrival on our roads of the all new generation Golf, Volkswagen is presenting a concept car that is the most fuel efficient car of its class: the future Golf BlueMotion. An unbelievable average fuel consumption of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers means that it breaks the magic barrier of 4.0 liters for the first time in the Golf market segment.
Not only that but those clever little engineers at VW have come up with a CO2 emission reduction to 99 g/km euro also a new top value in the class. This means that the Golf has attained the sensational fuel efficiency of the smaller Polo BlueMotion, which until today was the most economical car with five seats. In the summer of 2006, the Polo BlueMotion took the lead in the BlueMotion offensive; in this campaign the Polo was followed up by BlueMotion versions of the Golf (generation V including Variant wagon), Golf Plus, Jetta, Caddy, Touran, Sharan and Passat models.
The offensive now reaches a crescendo with the debut of the Golf BlueMotion concept car which is due to join the VW Golf VI line up. Gary Shapland, General manager says "Green Cars are becoming more and more popular as manufacturers develop and promote new models, with the forthcoming CO2 Tax Breaks being introduced we are finding that an increasing amount of employers, employees and private car leasing clients are signing up for these environmentally friendly cars"
The simple fact is over the past two years the VW euroBlueMotion label has become a quality seal for a new generation of extremely fuel efficient and low-emission cars.One thing the VWeuroBlueMotion label demonstrates is that fuel economy does not necessarily come at the expense of driving fun and this is especially true of the future VW Golf MKVI BlueMotion. The concept car is powered by a new, quiet and strong common rail turbo-diesel.
The TDI does not lack in power by any means. Just the opposite: the 16-valve four cylinder delivers 77 kW / 105 PS and already develops a maximum torque of 250 Newton-meters at 2,000 rpm. Equipped with these key performance parameters, the engine accelerates the Golf BlueMotion to 100 km/h in just 11.3 seconds and attains a top speed of 190 km/h. Naturally, the concept car is equipped with a diesel particulate filter. Like all sixth generation Golf cars, the BlueMotion model already fulfills the Euro-5 emissions standard that becomes law next Fall.
The mechanics behind the astonishing fuel economy of the concept car is accomplished by the typical detailed modifications made on all BlueMotion models, such as longer gear ratios (a five-speed manual transmission is used here), especially low rolling resistance tires and special aerodynamic modifications. The other real breakthrough is the enormous potential of the 1,598 cm3 displacement common rail TDI engine was also instrumental in breaking the 4.0 liter barrier.