Volkswagen Polo Blue GT
Volkswagen has introduced the Polo Blue GT with active cylinder management (ACT)—the first Volkswagen with a cylinder deactivation system which automatically shuts off two of the engine’s four cylinders.
Volkswagen claims it is the first manufacturer to implement such a system in a four-cylinder engine.
The Volkswagen Blue GT, which debutet at 2012 Geneva Motor Show, uses a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine that produces 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).
Thanks to active-cylinder management and an engine start/stop system, the model averages an estimated 4.6L/100 km (51 mpg US or 61.4 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 107 g/km.
When the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed DSG transmission, fuel consumption is reduced to 4.5 l/100 km (52.3 mpg US or 62.7 mpg UK) with an estimated CO2 emission of 105 g/km.
The Volkswagen Polo Blue GT is distinctive in many ways – both outside and inside. From the outside, the BlueGT is characterised by such features as new 17-inch aluminium wheels, a roof edge spoiler, modified bumpers (with diffuser on rear bumper), distinctive side sills and a 15 mm lower ride height. Interior features are upgraded thanks to such details as the extended functional range of the multifunction display (ACT indicator and tyre pressure), a cruise control system and sport seats in front. Naturally, features such as ESP, front airbags, head/thorax airbags and electrohydraulic steering are also standard in the new Polo BlueGT. The new car launches onto the market in the fourth quarter of this year. Its base price in Germany: 19,650 euros including VAT.
For over three decades, the Volkswagen Polo has held its position in the top league of small all-round vehicles. The original Polo made its debut in 1975; and shortly after launch, it quickly became a bestseller. To date, nearly 13 million units of the versatile Volkswagen have been built.
Active cylinder management (ACT)
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. When driven at a constant speed of 50 km/h in third or fourth gear, it is possible to save up to 1.0 l/100 km in fuel.
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