• Jan 6th 2010 at 1:57PM
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Volkswagen has launched its first gasoline-powered Bluemotion model in the UK with the Eos 1.4-liter TSI. Bluemotion is VW's badging for its line of low emissions technologies and, until now, has always been applied to diesel models. Going forward, Bluemotion will represent a range of technologies to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Eos Bluemotion will reportedly be powered by a 12- horsepower version of the 1.4-liter TSI (gasoline, turbocharged, direct injection) along with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Eos gets automatic start-stop, hill-holding, an upshift indicator in the instrument cluster and brake energy regeneration. On the EU combined cycle, this reportedly drops CO2 emissions from 152 g/km to 144 g/km and yields mileage of 38 mpg (U.S.).

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      I knew it, I knew they could make these cars with smaller HP but why is the engine still so big? 1.4 that puts out 12 HP? Must have a lot of smog pump equipment sucking the life out of it. So a few zeros were left out? Who cares it's a VW, they lost me at no plug.
      • 8 Months Ago
      It may be a misprint but it only takes a few seconds to go over a second time and I noticed this before i even made it to it.
      Anyways even with the name 8g/km really and i'm assuming it can't do under 10secs so one slow convertable... nothing wrong but give me the 1.6TDI but i guess this must be that little bit better for them, cuz to all of a sudden use it and call it blue motion when all along they've been diesel but ya 38MPG (Euro or American) i'm sure i can guess but the rest relize give us L/100km IMO seems easier to grasp i can do the math after if i want
      • 8 Months Ago
      • 8 Months Ago
      Hmmm, another German step forward. They are in the news a lot these days. If you snooze you lose! It seems ICE technology is sprinting forward, while EVs are either too expensive, too small, have too short of range, are glorified golf carts or have battery problems. It's probably just a misconception.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Don't get me wrong i love VW but 12 hp? lol

      The people demand proof readers!
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