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Geneva 2012: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

Volkswagen Polo BlueGT 1 at Geneva 2012: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

With the new Polo BlueGT Volkswagen is trying to prove you don’t have to sacrifice performance for economy, or the other way around.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Polo BlueGT is powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine developing 140 Ps. Noramlly such an engine averages around 6.0 liter per 100km, but this unit manages 4.7 litres per 100 km (around 60 mpg).

If you fit it with the seven-speed DSG transmission, that figure drops to a forecasted 4.5 litres per 100 km (62.8 mpg).

This car benefits from Cylinder deactivation system, a first for a four-banger, which occurs and shuts down two cylinders at engine speeds of between 1,250 and 4,000 rpm, and at torque outputs of 25 to 100 Nm (18 to 74 lbs ft).

Exclusive features of the Polo BlueGT include multi-spoke 17-inch alloys and GT badges front and rear, Polo GTI bodykit including the rear spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser, plus front bumper with LED daytime running lights, 15mm lower suspension, and black-painted front grille and black door mirror caps. It also gets the Polo BlueMotion’s side sills and front windscreen rain channels.

Inside the cabin it’s basically a Polo GTi, but with bespoke BlueGT sports seats, and leather-trimmed steering wheel with BlueGT emblem.

Volkswagen Polo BlueGT 2 at Geneva 2012: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT 3 at Geneva 2012: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT 4 at Geneva 2012: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT 5 at Geneva 2012: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

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