New Volkswagen Golf BlueMotionEco version of VW’s new Golf claims to hit 74mpg

10 September 2008

VW Golf Bluemotion MkVI

Upstaging just-announced Volvo’s DRIVe models, is the new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept.

Based on the all-new MkVI Golf, it is apparently just a concept car at this stage, but one that demands attention - VW claims it emits just 99g/km of CO2, and will return 74.3 mpg. That would make the Golf BlueMotion the cleanest car in its class - more economical than even Ford's Focus Econetic.

Highly efficient

These figures match those of Volkswagen’s current Polo BlueMotion, despite the Golf’s much bigger size and larger 1.6-litre diesel engine. It also still manages 0-62mph in 11.3 seconds.

VW Golf Bluemotion MkVI

Whether the production MkVI Golf BlueMotion will equal these figures when it goes on sale (likely some time next year) remains to be seen. Volkswagen does not currently feature a 1.6 diesel anywhere in its line-up, so the new engine in the concept car has provoked interest among VW fans.

New Golf driven

Want to read our MkVI Golf review? We’re getting behind the wheel of the new Golf this week, so check out our first drives section on Friday 12th for our exclusive first impressions…