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Volkswagen Golf VII BlueMotion will return 73 mpg US

 Volkswagen Golf VII BlueMotion will return 73 mpg US
Volkswagen Golf VII speculative rendering 22.08.2012

The VW Golf VII BlueMotion promises to be the cleanest model in its class.

 

The German automaker Volkswagen has confirmed that the upcoming Golf VII BlueMotion will be powered by a 1.6-liter TDI engine which will allow the car to return 73 mpg US (88 mpg UK or 3.2 liters / 100 km). The standard versions of the Golf VII with the 1.6 TDI engine will probably have CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

Volkswagen says that it will be the cleanest vehicle in this class thanks to the lighter body and the better drag coefficient of 0.274, making it even cleaner than the Toyota Prius. This piece of information was revealed at an advanced preview of the model before it makes it public debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.

Company’s officials also confirmed that a three-door version is in the works but it will probably be launched after the arrival of the five-door model. The latter enters production in November and goes on sale towards the end of 2012.

 

Source: Volkswagen via autocar.co.uk

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Sacto8780
It'll be VERY interesting to see what happens when the Golf Mk. VII "BlueMotion" is subject to the EPA 2008 fuel economy test. I'll almost bet even money it won't be much better than a "regular" Golf VII without the "BlueMotion" tweaks, since the EPA 2008 test is probably the most realistic fuel economy test in the world.
Aug 27, 2012 2:12 am
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eitanros1
Another blow to the low range EVs.... Until someone finds a way to increase power density in batteries, petrol/diesel engines will become more and more efficient and economically worth, albeit not politically correct a solution. Maybe 5-10 years from now some new technology will emerge that will shuffle all cards and turn oil obsolete. until then petrol/diesel will dominate.
Aug 24, 2012 5:53 pm
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sideskraper
You can't compare a technology that has been WIDELY implemented in automobiles for over a century to one that is only now being deployed on a significant scale. Combining drive train technologies to utilise the benefits of all is the future. The blue motion is just a real KISS approach to a low cost high efficiency vehicle.
Aug 25, 2012 1:02 pm
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taliz
Hybrids still return way better mpg in the city. These small and efficient diesels(and petrols) are mainly good for longer range commuting and such.
Aug 26, 2012 7:17 am
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jimcbride
Does anyone know what transmission will be included in this US model to hit the 73mpg? I do hope it is the 7-speed DSG. VW has needed to bring that tranny state side for a long time. What is the HP and torque for this 1.6L TDI? It comes in power levels of 90hp and 105hp. I do hope this is the 'high output' version.
Aug 24, 2012 4:54 pm
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Mirko
Since the Mk6 Golf Bluemotion used the 105hp 1.6 TDI, this one is very likely to use the same engine. The transmission will be manual only, and I doubt it will ever be sold in the US.
Aug 27, 2012 10:41 am
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ljstevens
Let's hope this makes it to the USA!
Aug 24, 2012 2:12 pm
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