VW now with Bluemotion MPVs

  • Touran Bluemotion from £16,725
  • Sharan Bluemotion from £21,290
  • Emissions and fuel economy improve
Volkswagen's Touran and Sharan MPVs can now be specified in the company's 'eco' trim, Bluemotion.

The cars have had a range of modifications such as aerodynamic tweaks, longer gear ratios and low-rolling-resistance tyres fitted to improve fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

As a result of the modifications, both models drop down a VED road tax band.

The Touran Bluemotion, fitted with a revised 103bhp 1.9-litre diesel engine, is capable of 52.3mpg and emits 144g/km of CO2. That compares with 47.9mpg and 156g/km with the standard 1.9 TDI model.

Prices for the Touran Bluemotion start at £16,725, about £300 more than non-Bluemotion models.

The Sharan, powered by a 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, emits 159g/km of CO2 and is capable of 47.1mpg, compared with and 175g/km and 42.8mpg of the standard model.

The Sharan Bluemotion costs from £21,290, a £600 increase on the non-Bluemotion model.

Both cars are also fitted with particulate filters, which reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon particulates.

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