In their quest to prove that all the hybrids are totally pointless, VW presents a new version of their Turbodiesel BlueMotion engines. This new 1.2 liter 3-cylinder TDI unit which is lightened and enhanced for better efficiency, delivers 55kW / 75PS and 180 Nm of torque, which is fairly enough for the cue little Polo.
And as for fuel economy emissions, how does 3.3 liter per 100 Km and 87 g/Km move you?! Well, literally it should be able to move you 1,363 km between each fill ups. This will beat even the most sophisticated hybrid in the market today, while costing a whole lot less.
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Steiger, Head of Future Technologies in Group Communications, explains: “Attitudes toward mobility are changing – not least of all due to the effects of the economic crisis and climate change – and are moving toward a sustainability perspective. Political entities around the globe react very differently to these issues, but they nearly always end up focusing on the promotion of electric mobility.”
Steiger adds that long distance and freight transportation will continue to rely on internal combustion engines with highly efficient drive systems in the foreseeable future, so a long period of coexistence can be expected between E-technology and classic internal combustion engines.