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New VW Golf BlueMotion debuts in Geneva

Published: March 11, 2013 | 10:45 am
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Order Books open in May for New VW Golf BlueMotion

The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion is making its motor show debut alongside the new Volkswagen Golf GTI at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new Golf BlueMotion is one of the world’s most fuel efficient family cars it returns approximately 88.3mpg on the combined cycle and has co2 emissions of just 85g/km which is a fifteen percent improvement over the previous Golf BlueMotion. The car is quite remarkable figures show that most drivers will only have to refuel ten times a year based on an average annual driving distance of 9300 miles. The car’s fuel consumption has been achieved due to the lightweight design and engine related modifications, other factors include super low rolling resistance tyres with higher air pressure, longer gear ratios (five-speed manual gearbox), the Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems that are standard in all new Golf’s, plus specific aerodynamic modifications.

The frontal area of the new Golf Bluemotion was reduced by 0.03 m2 and aerodynamic drag (Cd x A) by nearly ten per cent. Compared to other standard Golf models, the aerodynamics of the BlueMotion were also refined by a lowered ride height (by 15 mm), a roof spoiler, lateral air guide elements on the rear window, a masked front grille, partially closed air inlet screens, optimised cooling system airflow, special underfloor panels, optimised brake cooling channels and a C-pillar spoiler.

These measures provide the Golf BlueMotion with a Cd value of 0.27, making the car one of the most aerodynamic in its class.
Prices and specifications to be announced
The latest Volkswagen Golf went on sale in October last year, prices starting at £16,285 rising to £24,880. It is lighter, safer and more advanced and more efficient than previous generations. It is offered in three trim levels S, SE and GT. The GT model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, ‘Cherry Red’ rear light clusters, heat-insulating dark-tinted rear glass, electrically foldable door mirrors with puddle lights, and front and rear parking sensors with visual display. Options include high beam assist, lane assist, park assist, ACC adaptive chassis control, a rear-view camera, Discover Pro navigation system with eight-inch colour touchscreen, keyless entry and a panoramic sunroof.

Specifications for the new Golf Bluemotion will be announced nearer the launch date in May, Volkswagen will be taking orders for the car then and first deliveries will be expected in August.


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