01/10/2010 Update: Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the Volkwagen Golf Bluemotion will make an appearance at the 2010 Sydney Motorshow before its local launch in 2011.
In July, CarAdvice brought you news that Volkswagen had announced a new, highly-efficient Golf model which returns 3.41L/100km on the combined cycle and emits just 107 g/km of carbon dioxide. Now a new model is available to order (not yet available in Australia) – the most efficient production Golf ever – which achieves 3.16L/100km combined and emit a class-leading 99 g/km.
The new Golf BlueMotion uses as its basis the standard Golf’s 1.6-litre TDI common rail engine with 77kW of power and maximum torque of 250Nm, developed at 1,500 rpm. This engine endows the new model with a zero to 100km/h time of 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 190km/h.
To further improve fuel efficiency the Golf BlueMotoion include a Start/Stop system, regenerative braking, hill hold, longer gear ratios, low rolling resistance tyres, a multifunction computer – showing recommended gear changes for maximum economy – and sports suspension.
Aerodynamic improvements, thanks to a sports styling kit, also improve efficiency as well as distinguishing the Golf BlueMotion from others in the range.
The new Golf BlueMotion is priced from £17,325 (AUD$30,950).