Volkswagen Golf TSI BlueMotion, image courtesy of VW Global Media

10 Things You Need to Know about the New VW Golf TSI BlueMotion

The sharp minds at Volkswagen have come up with a gasoline engine that squeezes out the mpg’s like a diesel–but with more power and performance than you’d expect out of a small engine.

Namely, a 1-liter gasoline engine.



Now before you click away, sulking remember this.  The Golf TSI BlueMotion generates 147 lb/ft of torque.

Formula One engines are just 1.6 liters, generating about 290 torques–but 692 hp.

Let that simmer a bit.

Granted, F1 engines are turbo’d, supercharged, hybridized and otherwise tweaked to maximize every gram of weight.  But at the end of the day, they’re small.

Does that mean VW will be looking into how to turn this 1-liter Golf TSI BlueMotion into the next generation GTI?  I hope so.

But for now, here are 10 things you need to know about the new Volkswagen Golf TSI BlueMotion:

  1. Innovative 1.0 TSI offers highest specific torque of any large-scale production series of petrol engines: 147 lb/ft of torque per litre displacement.
  2. First Golf BlueMotion¹ to feature a petrol engine consumes just 4.3 l/100 km
  3. Emitting just 99 g/km CO2, the Golf TSI BlueMotion is one of the most eco-friendly cars in its class.
  4. Despite its efficiency, the Golf TSI BlueMotion with an 85 kW / 115 PS engine has a top speed of 204 km/h.
  5. The downsized 999 cc high-tech, three-cylinder EA211-series engine is as refined as a four-cylinder engine.
  6. A 7-speed DSG (with automatic gear changes) is available; this version Golf also consumes just 4.3 l/100 km.
  7. The Cd value of 0.28 helps reduce fuel consumption.
  8. The Golf TSI BlueMotion is available in two equipment trim levels: Trendline and Comfortline.
  9. Golf Estate (4.3 l/100 km)² and Golf Sportsvan (4.5 l/100 km)³ will also launch with a TSI BlueMotion version.
  10. Golf offers cutting-edge, progressive networking with Volkswagen Car-Net, Media Control and App Connect.

 

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