Volkswagen is extending its low emission BlueMotion range to include Golf, Jetta and Passat models. BlueMotion, which VW defines as the most efficient car in each of its ranges, was previously only available on Volkswagen Polos.
In each BlueMotion vehicle, a combination of revised aerodynamics, optimised gear ratios, a new turbocharger and hard compound tyres leads to greater efficiency and lower emissions.
BlueMotion versions of the Golf, Golf Plus, Golf Estate, Jetta, Passat Saloon and Passat Estate will be on sale in time for the now “08” plate in March. In addition, from October 27 onwards the Polo BlueMotion and new Golf BlueMotion, which are in vehicle excise duty Bands A and B respectively, will both be exempt from London’s Congestion Charge.
Unlike the Polo BlueMotion, which has a 1.4-litre TDI engine, all the new BlueMotion models are powered by a 1.9-litre TDI engine linked to a “diesel particulate filter” in the exhaust system. In the Golf, this means a combined economy figure of 62.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 119 g/km – just under the 120 g/km Congestion Charge limit.