VW launch Polo petrol capable of emitting just 94g/km of CO2
The new VW Polo BlueMotion petrol will emit just 94g/km, the German company has announced today. It has also confirmed that order books have now opened ahead of the first deliveries starting in March. It will be priced from £14,730 - £1,065 less than the diesel BlueMotion model.
The engine produces 94bhp and is based on the 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine that returns 68.9mpg on the combined cycle. Maximum power is delivered at 5,000 and 5,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and is capable of developing 87lb ft from between 1,500 and 3,500rpm. This is enough to get the Polo BlueMotion petrol to 62mph from a standing start in 10.5 seconds before going on to top out at 119mph.
The diesel is powered by a new 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that returns 91.1mpg and emits just 82g/km of CO2.
Like the diesel Polo BlueMotion, and mirroring the larger Golf BlueMotion, the petrol version will be based on the entry-level S trim. It will be readily identified from that car by the addition of an aerodynamic body kit that comprises of re-worked bumpers at both ends, side skirts and a rear roof spoiler. There are also coloured door handles, body coloured door mirrors with integrated indicated, front fog lights with static cornering function, BlueMotion badging and 15-inch ‘Buenos Aires’ alloy wheels that are wrapped in low-rolling resistance tyres.
Inside, over and above the S-trimmed car, it gets a multifunction leather steering wheel, alarm with remote central locking, air conditioning, a front centre armrest, a higher grade Composition Media and infotainment system which includes Volkswagen’s Driver Alert System and cruise control. You also get the Think Blue efficiency training software which tells you how to drive more efficiently, whether you like that or not.
In common with all other Polo models, buyers also benefit from a colour touchscreen interface, SD card reader, DAB radio tuner plus USB and AUX-in connections.
The three door petrol model starts from £14,730 whilst the same body with the diesel engine kicks off at £15,795. Five door models start at £15,360 and £16,425 respectively.
This article was prepared by First4Auto our car news team.