Volkswagen is rounding out its new sixth-generation Golf model in the UK with the official introduction of its diesel models and BlueMotion variant. All three new VeeDubs will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, and the BlueMotion model achieves a miserly 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle (57 mpg U.S.) and 107 g/km of CO2. That makes this new BlueMotion the cleanest and most fuel efficient Golf ever produced, no doubt assisted by its standard stop/start system, lowered ride height, low-resistance tires and aerodynamic enhancements.
The least expensive Golf TDI gets a 90-horsepower version of the 1.6 TDI that manages 62.8 mpg on the combined cycle (52 mpg U.S.) while producing 118 g/km of carbon dioxide. Move up the ladder one notch and you'll get a 105-horsepower mill that matches the fuel mileage of its less powerful sibling and is available with an optional seven-speed DSG gearbox.
By the time the Golf BlueMotion finally starts hitting dealers in September, Volkswagen is expected to have an even more efficient version ready to go that should lower carbon emissions down to 99 g/km with a UK combined fuel efficiency rating of over 75 mpg. Click past the break for the official press release.