Fuel Economy Takes Centre Stage As VW Launches 80.7 mpg Polo
Volkswagen has released its latest Polo BlueMotion, an 80.7 mpg fuel economy wonder, to order from Volkswagen Retailers. Prices start at £14,445 on the road, but the main news is the fuel economy and its subsequent low emissions.
The new Polo BlueMotion features a new 1.2-litre TDI three-cylinder common rail diesel engine offering 75 PS, and 133 lbs ft (180 Nm) of torque available from 2,000 rpm. The new engine, combined with longer gearing through the five-speed manual gearbox, regenerative braking and an automatic start/stop system, help the new Polo BlueMotion emit just 91 g/km of CO2 while returning an impressive 80.7 mpg on the combined cycle. This grants the new Polo BlueMotion a theoretical range of over 800 miles on one tank of diesel.
As good as the engine may be, can’t offer such low fuel consumption without the right tyre/wheel package. That’s why the new Polo Blue motion comes fitted with 15-inch ‘Greenland’ alloy wheels fitted with 185/60 R15 low rolling resistance tyres. VW didn’t give any further details about which company would be supplying these tyres.
The new Polo goes from 0 to 62 mph in 13.9 seconds and has a top speed of 107 mph.