The new Golf VI BlueMotion Concept has been revealed today with a a 1.6-litre TDI common rail diesel engine developing 105 PS and 184 lbs-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. But the most important thing with this BlueMotion is that the engine gets an impressive 74.3 mpg (combined) while emitting just 99 g/km of CO2. It also runs on a set of low rolling resistance tyres, has some sort of optimised aerodynamics and includes a revised five speed gearbox.
The specs aren’t bad either. 11.3 seconds to get from 0 to 62mph (100kmh) and a top speed of 117 mph. South Africa should probably get it mid 2009, so if you need a frugal car maybe you can wait for the new VW Golf 6 BlueMotion.
Ladies and gents we have what everyone has been looking for lately. The new Volkswagen Golf VI photos which leaked out just a couple of days ahead of the official media release. Public debut is set for October at the Parisian motor show but meanwhile let’s see what changed.
After spending too much money on building Golf V which had a great interior, good performances but an unimpressive exterior, with a long production time and high costs, the company is now trying to sell the new model (Golf 6) like hot bread. Based on the current MK V platform, with an exterior by Walter de Silva, somewhat sexier and with a more aggressive stance, the new Golf VI will have three and five door versions, a cabriolet (nothing certain yet) and of course the GTI.
The big news include the 1.6-liter TFSI engine that develops some 200 hp, 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter engines that develop 75 hp, and the twin-drive plug-in hybrid model. If you’re in for the GTI it should sport 230 hp while the R32 is going to expose nothing less than 265 hp.
What do you guys think?
VW treated our eyes with a microsite, with their vision of the transportation in 2008. The designers came up with 3 concept vehicles: ‘one’ – for a single passenger, ‘ego’ – a sporty two seater, and ‘room’ – for the family. Pretty nifty if u ask me.
It seems for VW the future of cars will be emissions free, used as living spaces, networked, accident free and customized at the touch of a button. The site is very S.F. with an intro movie with holograms and stuff. Check it out for yourselves.
Volkswagen is testing a new electric-engine car that it hopes will be available for consumers in about two years.
The electric engine – TwinDrive – can be powered by gasoline to get more miles out of a charge, um, fill up. And this is different from a hybrid how?
So far, the car is good for about 50km (31 miles), about the distance of a fair training ride on a bicycle.
VW has a long way to catch the Japanese car makers in electric engines, no?
Volkswagen Lavida sedan is the first car that was designed outside of Germany, by the Shanghai office. This is how the new “Volkswagen face” is going to look in the future. It’s a unique front that Shanghai Volkswagen adopted with almond shaped head lamps and tail lights.
Though I like the front and the interior, I’m not impressed by the rear design. What do you guys think?
There is a chance for Volkswagen’s Polo to hit in the US if the response chief Martin Winterkorn gets from the dealers is positive. The guy meets with them next week and will ask “do you need the Polo?”. I can only believe that the answers will be in its favor because with oil prices that high everyone needs a car with more an more miles per gallon.
With a small car segment that grows more and more and seeing that BMW introduced the 1-series, Daimler has the Smart and Ford wants to bring the Fiesta in, Volkswagen’s Polo is going to be a cool addition to the market.
What would you do if you were a US VW dealer? Would you choose ‘yes’? Here’s a VW Polo Dune, so make up your mind now!!
If you were to ask me what I think about a four-door coupe the answer would be negative. I can’t imagine a car with 4 doors to be sporty and attract women. I changed my mind, today, when I saw that Volkswagen announced they Passat CC in Detroit and was left drooling. You get both performances, design and comfort if you choose it.
For the new Passat CC you get to choose from a 1.8-liter TSI engine that sports 160-hp to the top of the line 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine with 300hp, and shortly after European and North American Launch the 2.0-liter turbocharged FSI engine will also be available. All models will use the DSG gearbox and as an option you get to choose all-wheels-drive.
Volkswagen Passat CC is 5cm lower than the standard and 3cm longer, has a panoramic glass roof and should sell like bread depending on price. It’s going to be a tough competitor for Mercedes CLS Class. Here’s a video of the new VW Passat CC.
If you’re a Volkswagen fan, be it the new Passat or a Golf 6 I am sure you would like to hear about the new Jetta TSI Sport version that was just presented in Birmingham, UK at the Autosport Show. This is a supercharged 1.4 liter 16-valves engine that now delivers 230 hp (from 170) no turbo lag and high maximum torque.
I am not sure if the picture and what I’ve said above is enough but here are more info on the new Jetta TSI Sport. It has a six-speed sport gearbox with limited slip differential, a racing exhaust system, Recaro HANS racing seats, 225/40 ZR18 Hankook tyres, weighs 1223 kg and uses Castrol lubricants.
Volkswagen partnered with Superchips, Milltek Sport and Turbo Dynamics to create the new Jetta TSI Sport. I think they did a great job.