Golf BlueMotion Mk VII

Volkswagen’s range of BlueMotion cars are among the most fuel-efficient in the industry. They incorporate BlueMotion Technology, which helps to reduce CO? emissions.

While BlueMotion Technology is available on many models and derivatives across the Volkswagen range, the specific BlueMotion example of the Polo, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate, Passat, and Passat Estate also feature aerodynamically optimised design as well as all of the innovative fuel saving BlueMotion Technologies.

The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion is available in three or five-door specification. The direct-injection 110 PS 1.6-litre TDI engine emits a lowly 89 g/km of CO?. That figure is one of the best values worldwide for automobiles with a combustion engine.

The combination of the aerodynamic-focused styling and BlueMotion Technology means the Golf BlueMotion reaches 72.4 mpg on the Urban cycle, an incredible 88.3 mpg on the Extra-urban cycle and 83.1 mpg on the Combined cycle. This is a 15 per cent improvement on the already extraordinarily fuel-efficient previous model.

Despite all the efficiency the Golf BlueMotion is a true five-seat multi-talented car that offers safe, comfortable and agile transportation. Refuelling becomes a minor matter with the 50-litre fuel tank and low fuel consumption meaning the Golf BlueMotion has a theoretical driving range of more than 930 miles.

ENGINE

The 1.6-litre four-cylinder 110 PS engine has a special character. It is available with a six-speed manual gearbox, and reaches 62 mph in 10.5 seconds. The top speed is 124 mph and it complies with EURO 6 emissions standards. The 110 PS is available between 3200 and 4000 rpm, with a torque figure of 250 Nm (184 Ibs/ft). The Golf BlueMotion weighs 1265 kg (unladen).

TECHNOLOGY

When a Volkswagen has a ‘BlueMotion Technology’ badge it means it combines efficiency with comfort and equipment. In this way Volkswagen creates vehicles that deliver greater economy and produce fewer emissions, yet are practical as well as conventional to drive, service and maintain. 

All new Golf models are equipped with ‘BlueMotion Technology’ modifications. This includes a multifunction computer that shows a visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption, as well as Start/Stop and battery regeneration systems. 

The Golf’s automatic Start/Stop system is operated through the clutch pedal.  When coming to a halt at traffic lights, for example, the driver depresses the clutch and selects neutral.  When the clutch is released, the engine shuts down and a ‘Start/Stop’ symbol illuminates on the multifunction display.  In order to move away, the driver simply depresses the clutch once again to select first gear and the engine restarts automatically.  The system can be deactivated through a switch, if necessary. 

A battery regeneration system helps to utilise energy that would otherwise be lost during braking.  In deceleration and braking phases, the alternator’s voltage is boosted and used for rapid recharging of the car’s battery.  Thanks to alternator control, it is possible to lower alternator voltage, for example during deceleration or driving at a constant speed.  It is even possible to switch off the alternator entirely which reduces engine load and improves fuel consumption.

In terms of technology, innovative lightweight construction (the kerb weight is reduced by 49 kg) is combined with those features that are standard for all new Golf models. These include the Start/Stop system and battery regeneration mode, inner-engine modifications with the TDI, a wider spaced 6-speed manual gearbox as well as tyres with extremely low rolling resistance resulted in the pioneering fuel-efficiency of the Golf TDI BlueMotion.

Volkswagen engineers tuned the gearbox especially for use in the new Golf TDI BlueMotion. Among other modifications, they integrated a sixth gear with a longer ratio for lowering the torque; moreover, the gearbox works with a new fuel-efficient oil featuring a low viscosity, which heightens its effectiveness.

A whole range of innovative assistance and convenience systems is at work aboard the new Golf TDI BlueMotion as standard or optional equipment. The standard systems include the Multi Collision Braking system and the advanced electronic XDS transverse differential lock. There is also the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system, Driver Alert (standard in the Golf TDI BlueMotion Comfortline), Lane Assist, road sign recognition, the latest generation of the Park Assist as well as the automated Light Assist and Dynamic Light Assist light functions. In addition, there’s a new generation of infotainment and entertainment systems.

STYLING

On top of the BlueMotion Technology modifications that are standard on all Golfs, the BlueMotion features aerodynamic modifications. This includes sports suspension that is lowered by 10 mm, a modified radiator grille and front air intake, and unique spoilers on the roof and on the rear of the C-pillars.  These help reduce the Golf BlueMotion’s Cd figure from the standard Golf’s already low 0.29 to 0.27.

The Golf BlueMotion is also available in Golf Estate BlueMotion form. Using the same 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine, the Golf Estate BlueMotion has an emissions figure of 92 g/km.

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Volkswagen’s range of BlueMotion cars are among the most fuel-efficient in the industry. They incorporate BlueMotion Technology, which helps to reduce CO? emissions.

While BlueMotion Technology is available on many models and derivatives across the Volkswagen range, the specific BlueMotion example of the Polo, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate, Passat, and Passat Estate also feature aerodynamically optimised design as well as all of the innovative fuel saving BlueMotion Technologies.

The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion is available in three or five-door specification. The direct-injection 110 PS 1.6-litre TDI engine emits a lowly 89 g/km of CO?. That figure is one of the best values worldwide for automobiles with a combustion engine.

The combination of the aerodynamic-focused styling and BlueMotion Technology means the Golf BlueMotion reaches 72.4 mpg on the Urban cycle, an incredible 88.3 mpg on the Extra-urban cycle and 83.1 mpg on the Combined cycle. This is a 15 per cent improvement on the already extraordinarily fuel-efficient previous model.

Despite all the efficiency the Golf BlueMotion is a true five-seat multi-talented car that offers safe, comfortable and agile transportation. Refuelling becomes a minor matter with the 50-litre fuel tank and low fuel consumption meaning the Golf BlueMotion has a theoretical driving range of more than 930 miles.

ENGINE

The 1.6-litre four-cylinder 110 PS engine has a special character. It is available with a six-speed manual gearbox, and reaches 62 mph in 10.5 seconds. The top speed is 124 mph and it complies with EURO 6 emissions standards. The 110 PS is available between 3200 and 4000 rpm, with a torque figure of 250 Nm (184 Ibs/ft). The Golf BlueMotion weighs 1265 kg (unladen).

TECHNOLOGY

When a Volkswagen has a ‘BlueMotion Technology’ badge it means it combines efficiency with comfort and equipment. In this way Volkswagen creates vehicles that deliver greater economy and produce fewer emissions, yet are practical as well as conventional to drive, service and maintain. 

All new Golf models are equipped with ‘BlueMotion Technology’ modifications. This includes a multifunction computer that shows a visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption, as well as Start/Stop and battery regeneration systems. 

The Golf’s automatic Start/Stop system is operated through the clutch pedal.  When coming to a halt at traffic lights, for example, the driver depresses the clutch and selects neutral.  When the clutch is released, the engine shuts down and a ‘Start/Stop’ symbol illuminates on the multifunction display.  In order to move away, the driver simply depresses the clutch once again to select first gear and the engine restarts automatically.  The system can be deactivated through a switch, if necessary. 

A battery regeneration system helps to utilise energy that would otherwise be lost during braking.  In deceleration and braking phases, the alternator’s voltage is boosted and used for rapid recharging of the car’s battery.  Thanks to alternator control, it is possible to lower alternator voltage, for example during deceleration or driving at a constant speed.  It is even possible to switch off the alternator entirely which reduces engine load and improves fuel consumption.

In terms of technology, innovative lightweight construction (the kerb weight is reduced by 49 kg) is combined with those features that are standard for all new Golf models. These include the Start/Stop system and battery regeneration mode, inner-engine modifications with the TDI, a wider spaced 6-speed manual gearbox as well as tyres with extremely low rolling resistance resulted in the pioneering fuel-efficiency of the Golf TDI BlueMotion.

Volkswagen engineers tuned the gearbox especially for use in the new Golf TDI BlueMotion. Among other modifications, they integrated a sixth gear with a longer ratio for lowering the torque; moreover, the gearbox works with a new fuel-efficient oil featuring a low viscosity, which heightens its effectiveness.

A whole range of innovative assistance and convenience systems is at work aboard the new Golf TDI BlueMotion as standard or optional equipment. The standard systems include the Multi Collision Braking system and the advanced electronic XDS transverse differential lock. There is also the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system, Driver Alert (standard in the Golf TDI BlueMotion Comfortline), Lane Assist, road sign recognition, the latest generation of the Park Assist as well as the automated Light Assist and Dynamic Light Assist light functions. In addition, there’s a new generation of infotainment and entertainment systems.

STYLING

On top of the BlueMotion Technology modifications that are standard on all Golfs, the BlueMotion features aerodynamic modifications. This includes sports suspension that is lowered by 10 mm, a modified radiator grille and front air intake, and unique spoilers on the roof and on the rear of the C-pillars.  These help reduce the Golf BlueMotion’s Cd figure from the standard Golf’s already low 0.29 to 0.27.

The Golf BlueMotion is also available in Golf Estate BlueMotion form. Using the same 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine, the Golf Estate BlueMotion has an emissions figure of 92 g/km.

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