Volkswagen introduces the extremely economical Polo BlueMotion. Power: 59 kW / 80 hp. Average fuel economy: 3.9 liter diesel per 100 kilometers. A savings compared to the equally powerful and already very economical Polo TDI engine in the Trendline, Comfortline and Sportline versions: 0.5 liter better. The reduction in fuel consumption was achieved by longer gear ratios, aerodynamic refinement and internal modifications to the engine. The new Polo is shifted using a manual 5-speed transmission.
With a diesel particulate filter (DPF) as standard equipment, the Polo BlueMotion offers agile driving performance in spite of its considerable economy. Its 3-cylinder direct injection turbodiesel reaches its maximum torque of 195 Newton-Meters at a low 1,800 rpm, due to an exhaust gas turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, and this maximum torque remains constant up to 2,200 rpm – more than enough to provide for a commanding emergence from the lower rpm cellar. Some more key data: 176 km/h top speed and 12.8 seconds for the 0-100-km/h sprint.
Driving performance and the visual appearance of the modified body emphasize that the Polo BlueMotion is taking a more dynamic position than the world champion of economy, the Lupo 3L TDI with its 45 kW / 61 hp, that was produced through the end of 2005. More pluses for the new Polo BlueMotion are its full-grown interior with space for five persons and unlimited suitability for everyday driving.
Of wide-ranging significance is the second word in "Polo BlueMotion". "Blue" – the Volkswagen color – suggests the elements of water and air. "Motion" embodies the aspect of mobility that is looking forward into the future. The objective is to advance BlueMotion to be the bearer of a quality seal that stands for economy without compromising driving fun.
Within the Polo model series BlueMotion marks the most recent highlight in a marketing campaign in the small car market segment. Volkswagen started this campaign in 2005 with a technically and visually improved generation of Polo cars. After this foundation was laid, there followed at the end of 2005 the introduction of the dynamic Polo GTI and early in 2006 the introduction of the spirited and robust CrossPolo design. Now with the new Polo BlueMotion, Volkswagen is introducing the German market leader's most economical variant among the "compacts".
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