Volkswagen Polo Blue GT

Volkswagen revealed further details on its brand-new Polo BlueGT, a car that is the showcase of how economical a petrol engine can really be.

They went to enormous length to make the car as efficient as possible. In addition to the BlueMotion Technologies (Stop/Start system, battery regeneration, aerodynamic components), the BlueGT also gets the ACT or Active cylinder management. By temporarily deactivating the second and third cylinders under low to medium load states, fuel consumption in the EU driving cycle is reduced by about 0.4 l/100 km.

So the car ca average 4.6 liter per 100 km, while offering 140 PS and 250 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 is done in 7.9 seconds and the top speed is 210 km/h. It’s pretty good, but then this little blue car is priced at a whopping 19,650 euro which is family saloon kind of money.


Details in VW press release below:

Volkswagen is presenting another Polo that has the potential to set new benchmarks: the Polo BlueGT. It combines the aspects of ‘dynamics’ and ‘fuel efficiency’ to create a petrol driven vehicle with previously unheard of levels of fuel efficiency. A technical highlight of the Polo BlueGT is its TSI engine with active cylinder management (ACT) – which automatically shuts off two of the engine’s four cylinders. Volkswagen is the first manufacturer to implement such a system in a four-cylinder engine.

Sporty and economical. The torque-friendly 1.4-litre TSI fitted to the Polo BlueGT develops a power output of 103 kW / 140 PS, yet it has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.6* l/100 km (equivalent to 107* g/km CO2). When the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed DSG transmission, fuel consumption is reduced to a low 4.5* l/100 km (105* g/km CO2). Nonetheless, the Volkswagen, which has a top speed of 210 km/h, accelerates to 100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds. Also having a positive effect on dynamics is the engine’s high torque output. The torque curve is interesting in that it exhibits a plateau-like shape: the maximum torque of 250 Nm is available at a low 1,500 rpm and remains constant at this level right up to 3,500 rpm.

High-tech package. This uncommon coexistence of efficiency and dynamic performance is enabled by the systematic interplay of ACT, downsizing (reduced engine displacement plus direct injection and charging) and BlueMotion Technologies (Stop/Start system, battery regeneration, aerodynamic components). With these innovative features, the Polo BlueGT closes the gap between the Polo 1.2 TSI (77 kW / 105 PS) and the Polo GTI (132 kW / 180 PS)

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