There’s a Volkswagen Golf for everyone, be it the normal Golf, the Golf GTI, Golf R for the performance freaks or Golf GTE for eager adopters of hybrid cars. There’s also the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion 1.5, which the company claims to sip just 4.6 litres of fuel per 100 km!
As the name suggests, the Golf is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, although slightly detuned to produce 129 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via the seven-speed DSG dual clutch automatic that’s offered as standard.
Other tech include engine coasting to reduce fuel consumption, and it works by shutting of the engine when cruising at speeds of up to 130 km/h. Also added to the package is a compact lithium-ion battery but it’s not used for propulsion, but rather to supply electrical power to the car’s systems when the engine coasts. A “Q-diode” is tasked to manage the flow between the lithium-ion cell and the Golf’s standard lead-acid batteries.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion will be on sale in Europe this summer. This Golf BlueMotion model marks yet another solid entry from the recently refreshed seventh-generation Golf hatchback. Surely, if we are to be given the pass on the Golf GTE, perhaps this BlueMotion could be an interesting alternative.