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Volkswagen has expanded its range of BiFuel-capable vehicles capable of running on either gasoline or liquified petroleum gas (LPG) with the addition of the new Polo BiFuel. Like the already-available Golf BiFuel, the Polo has its LPG tank installed in what was previously the spare tire well under the cargo area. The tank has a usable volume of 52 liters with the original gas tank remaining under seat providing an additional 45-liter capacity.

The Polo has a driving range of about 400 miles on LPG and total combined range of over 800 miles when both fuel sources are used. The driver can switch between LPG and gasoline using a switch on the dashboard. Running on LPG, the Polo is rated at 29 miles per gallon (U.S.) or 132 grams / kilometer of CO2. On gasoline, that goes to 38.6 mpg (U.S.) but 146 g / km CO2 because of the greater carbon density of gasoline.



[Source: Volkswagen]

PRESS RELEASE

BiFuel Polo is now available for order

Gas-powered car saves up to 40% of fuel costs
Long-lasting and safer than retrofit solutions

Wolfsburg, 12 May 2010 - Since the market launch of the new Polo in March last year received over 310,000 orders. Now top it puts Volkswagen and offers his bestselling now with BiFuel drive. The Polo BiFuel operating on LPG, CO2 emissions cuts by more than nine percent. With fuel costs of around € 5.18 for 100 km * in the LPG mode, it is also extremely economical.

The bivalent drive the Polo BiFuel - by switching can be driven with gasoline - fuel cost savings for the buyer while reducing CO2 emissions. The 60 kW / 82 hp 1.4-liter four-cylinder is content with an average of 8.1 liters of LPG per 100 km (132 g / km CO2). This is a reduction in CO2 emissions by over nine percent compared to gasoline operation, where required by the then 63 kW / 85 PS payable Polo still frugal 6.1 liters Super (146 g / km CO2).

What is Plus BiFuel in the previously available models BiFuel Golf and Golf the gas tank (52 liters of usable volume) is also housed in the Polo save space in the spare wheel. In the LPG mode is thus a range of about 640 kilometers, possible in combination with the gasoline-operation (tank 45 liters) of over 1,300 kilometers.

The factory solution for the new Polo BiFuel has clear advantages over LPG retrofit systems: Among other things, the car was subjected to continuous tests is crasherprobt with gas tank. The client receives the entire vehicle, including all gas components, the full warranty.

The new Polo BiFuel is available in versions Trendline, Comfortline and Highline as of now. The starting price is 16 325, - €.

* Based on LPG (combined consumption): 8.1 l 0.64 €; gasoline (combined consumption): 6.1 l at € 1.42. Stand: April 2010


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