Volkswagen has announced the production versions of the Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotions will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
While the BlueMotion Polo and Golf were already shown at the Geneva Motor Show, this is the first time they will be seen in full production form. On the other hand, the Passat BlueMotion has been updated to achieve improved fuel efficiency.
The Polo BlueMotion features a new 1.2-liter TDI diesel engine that produces 75 PS (55 kW). The engine consumes just 3.3 liters/100km (71.3 mpg), while emitting 87 grams of CO2 per km. Compared to the 75 PS Polo TDI, CO2 emissions are reduced 20% while fuel consumption improves by 0.9 liters/100 km.
VW's Golf BlueMotion is powered by a new TDI engine with an output of 105 PS (77 kW) and 250 Nm of torque. Fuel efficiency is rated at 3.8 liters/100km (61.9 mpg), while CO2 emissions come in at 99 g/km. As you may expect, the Golf BlueMotion is a bit of a slow poke as 0-100 km/h takes 11.3 seconds. If you have enough patience (and a strong tail wind), you may even be able to reach the Golf's top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph).
Last but not least, Volkswagen has updated the Passat BlueMotion with the Golf BM's 105 PS (77 kW) engine. Compared to the previous Passat BlueMotion, fuel efficiency improves to 4.4 liters/100km (better by 0.5 liters/100km) while emissions fall to 114 g/km. Performance is virtually nonexistent as the "sprint" from 0-100 km/h takes 12.5 seconds and top speed is 193 km/h (120 mph).
All of the BlueMotions feature regenerative braking, a Start/Stop system, improved aerodynamics, and lightweight wheels outfitted with low rolling resistance tires.
Look for VW's new range of BlueMotion vehicles to go on sale this fall.