|Volkswagen has released the latest incarnation of the seventh-generation Golf – the TDI BlueMotion. The direct-injection turbodiesel Golf TDI BlueMotion is said to be the most fuel efficient version of Volkswagen’s most popular variant. It consumes approximately 3.2l/100km, which represents a 15% drop from its predecessor.|
In order to suffice the fuel efficiency quest, Volkswagen has made some modifications on the Golf TDI BlueMotion. The car’s Cd value is now 0.27, and among other things; the TDI BlueMotion Golf has a lowered chassis by 15mm, a roof spoiler, an almost closed radiator grille with BlueMotion insignia and partially closed air inlet screens on the bumper, optimized airflow and new underfloor panels.
A 1.6-liter 4-cyclinder TDI powerplant, mated to a 6-speed transmission, powers the Golf to 110 PS from 3,200 to 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm, up to 3,000 rpm. Though the Golf TDI BlueMotion is essentially a fuel efficient version, the car still fetches a top speed of 200km/h and does 0 – 100km/h in 10.5 seconds. The car’s 50-liter fuel tank is more than sufficient, considering its 3.2l/100km fuel consumption that can push 1,500km. Better still, emissions stand at a respectable at 85 g/km. The fact that the Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion can produce such numbers is thanks to a reduced kerb weight by 49 kg, compared to the second generation Golf BlueMotion.
Available in Trendline and Comfortline, the Golf TDI BlueMotion is paired to either 15-inch or 16-inch alloy wheels and painted in an exclusive “Clearwater Blue metallic” color. Standard systems include the Multi Collision Braking system, Advanced-electronic XDS+ transverse differential lock, Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system, Driver Alert (standard in the Golf TDI BlueMotion Comfortline), Lane Assist, road sign recognition, Park Assist, as well as the automated Light Assist and Dynamic Light Assist light functions. In addition, there’s updated infotainment and entertainment systems.
Golf TDI BlueMotion