Super-efficient Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion now comes in petrol and diesel variants
The German Car-maker’s efficient little Polo BlueMotion now comes in a choice of engines – diesel, and for the first time ever, a new petrol version has been developed.
Volkswagen has popped its new 1.0-litre TSI engine under the bonnet of its recently updated super-efficient supermini. The petrol variant has a 74bhp 1.4-litre three-cylinder TDI diesel replacing the 1.2-litre TDI – and engine which was the only choice for Polo BlueMotion drivers up to now.
The little three-pot petrol unit produces 94bhp and packs 118Nm of torque. It helps the Polo BlueMotion TSI get from zero to 62mph in a cool 10.5 seconds, but more importantly, the new engine will generate 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and emit as little as 94g/km of CO2. A five-speed box is fitted and peak power is delivered between 5,000 and 5,500rpm. Meanwhile the 1.4 TDI has 74bhp, returns 91.1mpg and emits just 82g/km of CO2.
Every Volkswagen Polo on sale in the UK comes with the latest colour touchscreen, SD card reader, DAB radio and USB and AUX-in connections, as well as a height-adjustable driver’s seat as standard. But to match its green credentials, the BlueMotion adds slick 15-inch alloys with low rolling resistance tyres, a wind-cheating bodykit – which includes different front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a spoiler – and a ’Think Blue Trainer’ which analyses the driver’s journey patterns and offers tips via the touchscreen infotainment system.
The Polo Bluemotion also has a multifunction leather steering wheel, alarm with remote central locking, air conditioning, a front centre armrest, upgraded infotainment and front fog lamps with cornering function.
New VW Polo Prices start at just £14,730 for the 1.0 TSI and £15,795 for the 1.4 TDI.