2012 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 3 July 2012 , 08:07:45 byDan

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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

German carmaker Volkswagen will present a new model a bit later. The model is called the Polo BlueGT and it is capable of combining fuel efficiency and dynamics in a harmonious way. The original Polo had its first official debut back in 1975 and it became a bestseller in a very short period of time. Under the hood it has a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine capable of developing 138 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 210 km/h.

The high torque output of the engine has a positive effect on dynamics. The carmaker offered an engine start / stop system and active- cylinder management and this is why the fuel consumption is somewhere around 4.6 liters /100 km and the CO2 emission level 107 g/km. The figures improve when the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT is equipped with an optional 7-speed DSG gearbox. In the end it has a 4.5-liter / 100 km fuel consumption and 105 g/km CO2 emission level. Volkswagen specialists reduced the engine displacement plus direct injection and charging and used BlueMotion Technologies which include the stop/start system, battery regeneration and aerodynamic components. When the new Volkswagen Polo BlueGT is driven at a constant speed of 50 km/h in the third or fourth gear, it can save up to 1.0 liters / 100 km.

All the power is being sent to the road through 17-inch aluminum wheels, but the model also features a rood edge spoiler, modified bumpers, distinctive side sills and a 15 mm lower ride height. For the interior of the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT, the engineers offer sport seats in front and a cruise control system. The list of equipment does not stop here. The rest of the standard features include ESP, head/thorax airbags, front airbags, electrohydraulic steering and a lot more. The model will be launched before the end of this year and the starting price for the German market is EUR19.650.