The first car with four-cylinder deactivation technology, the Volkswagen Blue GT, has been recently revealed by the German based automaker.
The Volkswagen Polo Blue GT is based on the popular Polo hatchback which is available across the world for several years now and the model is combining the excellent fuel efficiency with performance, thanks to the company’s new generation of the four-cylinder engines with the cylinder deactivation technology. According to the German based automaker, this is the first production version of a model equipped with the cylinder deactivation technology on a four-cylinder engine.
The small impressive hatchback is powered by a 1.4 liter TSI engine, which is developing a total output of 140 horsepower thanks to direct-injection technologies and turbocharging, and it has a peak torque of 250 Nm available from as low as 1,500 rpm and remaining constant up to 3,500 rpm. The Volkswagen Polo Blue GT can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 131 mph (210 km/h).
Volkswagen says that when the Polo Blue GT is driven at a constant speed of 50 km/h in third or fourth gear, it’s possible to save up to 1.0 liters of fuel every 100 km, and when ordered with the optional seven-speed DSG transmission, the model is burning an impressive 4.5 liters of fuel every 100 km (52.7 mpg) and with the manual transmission, the fuel consumption can be as low as 4.6 liters every 100 km (51.1 mpg). In Germany, prices for the VW Polo Blue GT start at 19,650 euros, VAT included.