Losing the "Hybrid" Part
First Volkswagen introduced a Golf Turbo-Diesel Hybrid concept, then it gave us more details about it, and finally it announced that it wouldn't produce it because it was too expensive.
But not all is lost! While the Golf diesel-hybrid was rated at 70 MPG US, VW's new BlueMotion Golf concept is rated at 62 MPG US (and 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer) and has a better chance of coming to market. Read on for more details.
Technical Specifications of Golf BlueMotion
The engine is a 1.6-liter TDI common rail diesel with a particulate filter, and it should meet the Euro-5 standard. Power is 104 horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is 11.3 seconds and top speed its 117 mph.
The BlueMotion label is given to the most efficient vehicle of VW's lineup in each category. It was first given to the Polo in 2006.
As with all BlueMotion models, the Golf BlueMotion adopts a series of changes to drivetrain and aerodynamics in order to maximize the vehicle’s efficiency. A set of low rolling resistance tires are joined by optimized aerodynamics and revised ratios in the five speed gearbox. The resulting combination of changes works to reduce loading on the engine to drive up economy and reduce emissions.
Lets hope that VW will not only produce this car for Europe, but also bring it over to North-America.
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