Paris Motor Show LIVE: Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept image

Volkswagen has just presented the concept version of the new Golf BlueMotion during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen Golf VII BlueMotion is the most economical version of the model yet and its fuel consumption has improved by 15 percent thanks to the lightweight design which lowered the curb weight of the chassis by 26 kg and superstructure weight by 37 kg. The new Golf BlueMotion is also coming with battery regeneration mode, start/stop system, longer gear ratios and low-rolling resistance tires.

The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept is powered by a new 1.6 liter four-cylinder TDI diesel engine, which is developing a total output of 110 HP (81 kW) and a peak torque of 259 Nm (184 lb-ft). The unit is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and the model is burning just 3.2 liters of fuel every 100 km (88 mpg UK / 73 mpg US).

Standard features on the final production version of the new Golf BlueMotion will include the electric windows, electric side mirrors, air conditioning, height adjustable driver’s seat, daytime running lights and more for the Trendline, while the more expensive Comfortline will add leather steering wrapped wheel and gearshift grip, a different instrument cluster, comfort front seats and 16-inch alloy wheels.