VW Golf BlueMotion concept

Golf BlueMotion concept: The most fuel-efficient Golf ever

The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion concept has a fuel-sipping diesel powertrain making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the planet.

The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion concept is rolling into Paris and makes its premier this week. The Golf BlueMotion concept comes with a fuel-sipping diesel DTI that gets a highly efficient 73 mpg. This makes the new compact car, Volkswagens most fuel-efficient Golf of all time. The first generation of the Golf BlueMotion made its debut five years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, and in late 2007, the car came to the market. The second generation BlueMotion was introduced in Geneva in 2009. Now the third generation model is 15 percent more efficient than any of its predecessors.

Diesels have always been highly efficient engines, and with the latest technology, VW shows that they can be some of the stingiest engines in the world. The new BlueMotion concept is powered by a newly developed 1.6-liter TDI (turbo diesel). The four-cylinder turbodiesel uses the latest direct injection and develops 110 horsepower and 184 lb ft of torque.

Volkswagen engineers were able to reduce the internal friction of the 1.6-liter diesel using various measures and technology. It uses an innovative thermal management system that shortened the warm up phase, an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a cylinder pressure sensor, a two-stage oil pump, a switchable water pump and a water-cooled charge air cooler directly in the intake manifold converge. All contribute to the excellent fuel economy.

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