Polo BlueMotion Share Comments Wolfsburg, 17 July 2006 – The new Polo BlueMotion is the most economical car of its class in Europe. Average fuel consumption of the 5-seater: 3.9 liter/100 km (60 mpg). On the highway it consumes just 3.2 liter (73 mpg). Either way: With fuel consumption of under 4.0 liter per 100 km this Volkswagen saves cash at the fuel pump: 100 kilometers of driving costs on average 4.45 Euro*. And: Its 45 liter fuel tank capacity combined with 3.9 liters per 100 kilometers yields a theoretical driving range of greater than 1,150 kilometers (714 miles). And that is why it still holds true that the Polo BlueMotion drives and drives and drives… Dynamic economizer: Polo BlueMotion is fast at 176 km/h (109 mph) The Polo BlueMotion makes a powerful impression in spite of its exceptionally economical and environmental talents: Its 59 kW / 80 hp direct injection turbodiesel engine with particulate filter delivers a powerful torque of 195 Newton-Meter (144 lb-ft of torque) at a low 1,800 rpm. So equipped the Polo BlueMotion enables an agile driving style when needed. If the full dynamic potential of the three-cylinder TDI is required, the engine can accelerate the light 1,084 kilogram (2,389 lbs.) Polo to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 12.8 seconds; if necessary the rpm-friendly TDI can make the Volkswagen go 176 km/h (109 mph). This extraordinary combination of agility and economy was achieved by aerodynamic refinements and a highly efficient engine. Attractive saver: Wide array of standard equipment, attractive financing With its realistically set base price and a high value retention that is typical of the model series, the new Polo BlueMotion is an economically well-balanced choice. Relative to the comparable Trendline version the fast economizer has standard features such as 14-inch alloy wheels, attached components all around the vehicle painted in the car color, an aerodynamically optimized front end, rearspoiler, sporty seats in new “Popcorn” or “Select” pattern and a multifunctional display that can be used to call up information such as the excellent fuel economy figures. Also of economical interest are its financing options. In Germany, for example, Volkswagen is offering a so-called AutoCredit for the Polo BlueMotion at a 0.9 % effective interest rate. BlueMotion is now a program: Volkswagen starts sustainability initiative Volkswagen is using the introduction of what is now the most economical model in its car lineup to start the BlueMotion sustainability initiative. And this initiative not only applies to the car, or its fuel economy and emissions, rather it applies to the entire company. “Blue”, the VW color, stands for the elements to be protected: Water and air. “Motion” embodies the aspect of forward-looking mobility. The goal is to protect the Earth’s resources for future generations. The objective is to make BlueMotion a seal of quality in Volkswagen products, a benchmark for the most economical variant of a car model series. The new Polo BlueMotion is paving the way. BlueMotion signals: Economy and driving fun BlueMotion also demonstrates that economy need not be achieved at the cost of driving fun. Today Volkswagen is already meeting this challenge with its TDI, FSI and TSI engines. Technically speaking the potential of these engines has hardly been exhausted. In the mid-term they will intermingle to create new engine concepts. An example is the CCS: The CCS hybrid combustion process, an engine and fuel system combining the advantages of both the diesel and gasoline engine worlds, will over the next decade enable the use of synthetic fuels that will replace conventional diesel and gasoline engines. BlueMotion at its best. *= 3.9 liter/100 km x 1.14 €/liter diesel in Germany, based on prices at the end of June 2006 For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums at the left.