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Frankfurt: VW Bluemotion models

  • Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotions
  • On sale in early 2010
  • CO2 emissions from 87g/km
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Volkswagen Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion. Three super-economical, low-emissions VW models

Whats new?
The Volkswagen Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion use the latest examples of VWs Bluemotion technology to give the lowest possible fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Each has a new common-rail diesel engine: a 1.2-litre in the Polo and a 1.6-litre in the Golf and Passat.

The Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion also have fuel-saving technologies, including an engine stop-start system, revised engine management software, regenerative braking and longer gear ratios.

What are they like?
All three have a sporty makeover to increase their appeal economical doesnt have to mean dull and boring. The Golf and Passat Bluemotion have the same bigger bumpers and side skirts as R Line models, and the Polo Bluemotion gets a new grille, special alloy wheels and a tailgate spoiler.

Its really all about economy, though, and Volkswagen claims that the Polo Bluemotion is the most economical five-seat car on sale in the world. Itll average 85.6mpg and emit just 87g/km of carbon dioxide.

The Golf isnt bad, either, promising 74.3mpg and 99g/km. The Passat Bluemotion, which will be offered in both saloon and estate form, will do 64.2mpg and 114g/km.

When are they on sale?
All three will arrive in the UK in early 2010. Prices and full specifications will be confirmed nearer their on-sale date.

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