The BlueMotion moniker is the denomination that Volkswagen
gives to its low CO2
-producing models. Such a label might not seem appropriate for a 7-seat minivan
, but that didn't stop the Sharan BlueMotion from making its introduction at Geneva
in February. Now, the Sharan BlueMotion is on sale in Germany. The BlueMotion designation means CO2
emissions of 159g/km compared to the 177g/km from the regular model. Average fuel consumption of the new van is 6 l/100 km (38mpg U.S.) which is quite impressive for a seven-passenger vehicle of this size. The Sharan is propelled by a 140hp 2.0L TDI engine with a diesel
particulate filter at the exhaust. Prices start at €32,200.