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Volkswagen Launches Golf BlueMotion
Following the launch of the standard sixth generation Golf, VW has launched most efficient Golf BlueMotion edition.The VW Golf BlueMotion will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, with CO2 emissions of 107g/km and combined fuel economy of 68.9mpg (57 mpg U.S.) the combined cycle which equates to a theoretical range of over 800 miles.
Two other Golf variants will be made available in September by VW alongside the BlueMotion. Both feature the same 1.6-liter common rail diesel engine, with an 89bhp and a 104bhp edition on offer.
The more powerful model will be available a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
As with all BlueMotion variants, the new Golf features optimized aerodynamics with front-mounted cooling ducts moved to the underside of the vehicle, a ride height lowered by 15 mm and low rolling resistance tires.
The gains in efficiency do not come at the expense of equipment or safety. The Golf BlueMotion is based on the SE model and as such is fitted with seven airbags, ABS, Electronic Stabilisation Programme, Climatic air conditioning, rain sensors, automatic lights, an iPod compatible CD stereo with eight speakers and cruise control.
All the models detailed here can be ordered now for imminent delivery. BlueMotion models are due to arrive in the UK in September. The 2.0-litre TDI 110 PS engine is no longer available to order in the Golf.
A second phase of Golf BlueMotion models will be introduced at the end of 2009 based on the entry-level S model. These cars are expected to have a CO2 output of 99 g/km and a UK combined economy figure of over 75 mpg.
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