Sam Philip06 July 2009

A Bluer shade of Blue

VW’s MKVI Golf BlueMotion is even cleaner and even, er, frugaler. What else did you expect?

Volkswagen MKVI Golf BlueMotion

VW has unveiled its cleanest MkVI Golf yet, the BlueMotion, and - yep, you guessed right - it's even more frugal and less polluting than the last one. Which was very frugal and unpolluting.

The new Golf BlueMotion emits just 107g/km of CO2 - the last generation coughed out a dirty 119g/km - and will manage 68.9mpg on the combined cycle. That's up 6mpg on the MkV BlueMotion and means the Golf will manage over 800 miles on a single tank.

That's thanks, in part at least, to the introduction of stop-start technology on the BlueMotion, a system we didn't see on the previous generation. The MkVI is more powerful than its predecessor, too, with a 1.6-litre turbodiesel putting out 104bhp.

Prices start at £17,165 for the Golf BlueMotion, but if you're really determined to get your tax disc for free, hold fire: VW is promising a sub-100g/km Golf by the end of the year...

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