/2013 VW Polo BlueGT Details

2013 VW Polo BlueGT Details

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With the new Polo BlueGT Volkswagen wants to see how far they can push a petrol-powered car to get better fuel efficiency out of it. With a sophisticated 1.4 liter TSI engine in the BlueGT, they have arrived at an average consumption of 4.6 liter/100 km – and 107 g/km CO2 – which is great considering the 140 PS it makes. This engine also makes 250 Nm of torque, which is fantastic.

That means you can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 210 km/h. So it’s not at all what you call a slouch. That said, this 1.4 TSI unit is not the most refined engine in the world. And that kinda begs the question why choosing this, and not a normal diesel, which will be far more economical.

The 1,4 liter TSI in the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT is a busy little thing. Ins spite of its small size it gets something called Active cylinder management (ACT), which temporarily deactivates the second and third cylinders under low to medium load states. The car also benefits from BlueMotion Technologies including Stop/Start system, battery regeneration, aerodynamic components.

All that will help with the fuel economy, but as mentioned they have a negative effect on the car’s refinement. And let’s not forget the Polo BlueGT is not a cheap car. It costs 19,650 euros in Germany.

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Visual features: From the outside, the BlueGT is characterised by such features as new 17-inch aluminium wheels, a roof edge spoiler, modified bumpers (with diffuser on rear bumper), distinctive side sills and a 15 mm lower ride height. Interior features are upgraded thanks to such details as the extended functional range of the multifunction display (ACT indicator and tyre pressure), a cruise control system and sport seats in front. Naturally, features such as ESP, front airbags, head/thorax airbags and electrohydraulic steering are also standard in the new Polo BlueGT.

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