The fast and frugal VW Polo GT is here, or at least at Geneva Motor Show. Enjoy!
Designed to fill the gap between the 1.2 TSI and GTI versions, the Polo Blue GT is powered by a new 1.4-liter TFSI gasoline engine that has an output of 140PS (138HP).
Even though it accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph), its average fuel consumption is just 4.7 lt/100 km (50.5 mpg US), dropping to 4.5 lt/100 km (52.3 mpg US) with the optional seven-speed DSG transmission.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged unit belongs to the new EA211 engine family, which shares its mounting points with the EA288 diesels. VW says that both engine families will play an important role in the Group’s implementation of the modular MQB platform.