Volkswagen will be using its Frankfurt Motor Show stand to show off newly-revised versions of three BlueMotion models. New Golf, Polo and Passat BlueMotions will have even lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Polo was shown as a concept alongside the debut of the regular editions in Geneva. The new Polo BlueMotion gets a combined fuel economy rating of 71.3 mpg (U.S.) with CO2 emissions of just 87 g/km! Thanks to a newly developed 1.2-liter TDI engine, the CO2 figures match the Smart ForTwo diesel but add the ability to carry five people.
The next step up the ladder is the Golf BlueMotion that carries a 103 hp 1.6-liter TDI and gets a 61.9 mpg (U.S.) combined rating with CO2 dipping into the double digits at 99 g/km. The mid-sized Passat also manages to get up 53.4 mpg (U.S.) with the greenhouse gas emissions at 114 g/km. The TDI engines in all three models are recalibrated compared to the conventional models and have a reduced idle speed. Further minimizing the idle losses are an automatic start-stop system, low rolling resistance tires and reduced aerodynamic drag thanks to lower front air dams and rocker panel extensions.