2010 Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion - click above for high-res image gallery
When Volkswagen rolled out the all new 2010 Polo last March in Geneva, the automaker also showed a revamped BlueMotion version as a concept. That updated Polo BlueMotion is now available for order in European markets. The new high-efficiency Polo is powered by a new 1.2-liter three cylinder TDI diesel that is essentially the 1.6-liter Golf engine with one cylinder lopped off the end. The diesel triple is rated at 73.8 hp, which helps contribute to the 22 percent drop in fuel consumption compared to the last Polo BlueMotion.
Like other BlueMotion models, the Polo is highly optimized for maximum efficiency including features like auto start-stop, brake energy regeneration and aerodynamic tweaks. The result is a non-hybrid car that is rated at 71.3 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined driving cycle. That's up from 56 mpg on the old model. The CO2 emissions are down from 109 g/km to just 87 g/km.
The New Polo BlueMotion - Orders Now Being Taken
World's most fuel-efficient five-seater has 3.3-litre fuel consumption
Wolfsburg, 14 December 2009 - The redesigned Polo BlueMotion that celebrated its world premiere at this year's Geneva Motor Show can be ordered now. The world's most fuel-efficient five-seater impresses with fuel consumption of just 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres. The second generation of the Polo BlueMotion can be had in Germany starting at 16,500 Euros.
Thanks to an advanced version of the three-cylinder TDI engine with 75 PS / 55 kW power and other BlueMotion-specific modifications, the new trendsetter's fuel consumption was reduced by 22 percent (or 0.9 litre) compared to the conventional Polo with a 75 PS TDI. Accordingly, its CO2 emissions were also reduced from 109 to 87 g/km.
The Polo BlueMotion employs various detailed solutions and high-tech components to attain these top-notch low values. They include BlueMotion features such as the Stop-Start system and energy recovery by regenerative braking. In addition, the Polo BlueMotion, weighing in at just 1,150 kilograms, sports numerous modifications such as a nearly closed-off radiator grille and underbody panels designed according to aerodynamic principles and 15-inch "Greenland" type alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres.
Standard features were extended in the new Polo BlueMotion to include a cruise control system, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift grip, tyre pressure indicator, front fog lights, sporty styling of front and rear bumpers as well as outside mirror housings and door handles painted in body colour.