Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The most eco-friendly Golf has arrived in the United Kingdom boasting a fuel sipping figure of 74.3 mpg (3.8 l/100km) and averages 99 g/km in C02 emissions. The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion uses a 1.6-litre TDI common rail turbo diesel motor that produces 77kW (105 PS) of power and maximum torque of 250Nm (184 lbs ft) made at 1,500 rpm. This results in the Golf reaching 62mph from standstill in 11.3 seconds with a top speed of 118mph.
According to Volkswagen, among the technology that made this feat possible are the Start/ Stop system, longer gear ratios, regenerative braking, hill hold assist and low rolling resistance tyres. The sports aerodynamic kit with sports bumpers further improve aerodynamics while working together with side skirts and 15-inch wheels to distinguish the Bluemotion Golf from others in the range.
Volkswagen is asking for £17,325 (RRP OTR) in return for this technologically advance Golf which also features additional equipment in the like ABS with ESP, Climatic semi-automatic climate control, a radio/ CD/ MP3 sound system and seven airbags. They further added that the £785 premium more over the standard S 1.6-litre TDI can be recovered through fuel & road tax savings over the years.
Source : Volkswagen