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VW Polo BlueMotion: Achieving 46 MPG in real-world Euro test

VW Polo BlueMotion
If you are looking for an environment-friendly and fuel-efficient car, the VW Polo BlueMotion is the right choice for you. It scored 46 MPG in a real-world Euro test.

There was a time in my life when reaching the magic ton (100 mph) in the underpowered junkers of my youth was something of a holy grail. Yet recently, when the needle on one of Britain’s most economical cars crept toward that speed on a quiet road near my home, I was more amazed to see 50 mpg (U.S.) flash up on the instant fuel consumption readout than to see 100 mph on the speedometer.

I must be getting old.

This epitome of frugality is Volkswagen’s sensible-shoes super-mini, the Polo—a car that makes the Passat seem like a land yacht. But this Polo has a few key differences from the standard, bottom-of-the-range 1.4-liter turbodiesel model. BlueMotion, developed by the German company’s special engineering department, denotes the most thermally efficient model in each of VW’s model ranges.

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Source: Popular Mechanics