Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Goes on Sale
2015 Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion is currently on sale in the United Kingdom with deliveries expected in March. This is the first-ever petrol version of the Polo BlueMotion. The greenest petrol engine in the range I the 1.0-litre BlueMotion TSI unit. It emits only 94 g/km of CO2 and has a fuel economy rating of 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle. The three-cylinder gasoline powerplant is connected to a five-speed manual gearbox.
It is capable of producing 95 horsepower (70 kW) between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 118 Nm (160 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. Usually great efficiency levels come at the expense of performance. This has nothing to do with the Polo BlueMotion, because it can reach a 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 119 mph.
Volkswagen's BlueMotion models are based on the S trim level and add even more equipment including a styling pack. The latter features uniquely shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler, body coloured door handles, body coloured door mirrors with integrated indicators, front fog lights and static cornering function and unique BlueMotion badging.
There is also an additional kit which adds 15-inch ‘Buenos Aires' alloys with low rolling resistance tyres, aero body kit, multifunction leather steering wheel, alarm with remote central locking, air conditioning, a front centre armrest, Composition Media and infotainment system, cruise control and Volkswagen's Driver Alert System.
If one has chosen this version of the Polo, then he or she will also get a Think Blue, Trainer which will give them hint and tips on how to drive in a more economical way.
There is also one more engine option which can power the car. This is the three-cylinder diesel 1.4-litre TDI BlueMotion unit which generates 75 horsepower (55 kW) and returns 91.1 mpg. It can also show-off with emissions of just 82 g/km of CO2.
As a standard, all Polo models come with a colour touchscreen, SD card reader, DAB radio and USB, AUX-in connections and height-adjustable driver's seat.
|Engine derivative||Gearbox||Body||Combined mpg||CO2 (g/km)||Price, (£)|
|1.0-litre TSI 95 hp||5-speed man||3-door||68.9||94||14,730.00|
|1.0-litre TSI 95 hp||5-speed man||5-door||68.9||94||15,360.00|
|1.4-litre TDI 75 hp||5-speed man||3-door||91.1||82||15,795.00|
|1.4-litre TDI 75 hp||5-speed man||5-door||91.1||82||16,425.00|