Volkswagen has revealed the Golf VII BlueMotion recently and the carmaker is saying that this model is the most economical version yet.
The German carmaker says that the Volkswagen Golf VII BlueMotion Concept has 15 percent lower fuel consumption thanks to the lightweight design which lowered the curb weight of the chassis by 26 kg and the superstructure weight by 37 kg. Main roles have also played the engine-related changes, the longer gear ratios, the low-rolling resistance tires, the battery regeneration mode or the stop/start system.
The Volkswagen Golf VII BlueMotion will get standard features like the daytime running lights, air conditioning, electric windows, electric side mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat and more for the Trendline, while the more expensive Comfortline will add the different instrument cluster, leather steering wheel and gearshift grip, comfort front seats or 16-inch alloy wheels.
Power to the Volkswagen Golf VII BlueMotion Concept is provided by a new four-cylinder 1.6 liter TDI engine producing 110 HP (81 kW) and 259 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft). The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and the model can burn just 3.2 liters of fuel every 100 km (73 mpg US / 88 mpg UK).