Volkswagen has launched the first-ever petrol-powered VW Golf BlueMotion. The car had a silent world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, as reported on our sister publication IndianAutosBlog. With its 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, the TSI BlueMotion model will go head-to-head with the Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost. The direct injection EA211-series engine produces 115 PS (114 hp) and 200 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) can be requested.
The TSI BlueMotion model’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures are rated at 23.26 km/l and 99 g/km respectively. The 999 cc mill, the company says, is as refined as a four-cylinder engine. It allows the Golf to reach 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and go further to hit a top speed of 204 km/h, irrespective of the gearbox opted for.
In Germany, the 2015 VW Golf TSI BlueMotion is priced at €20,450 and opting for the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) sets the customer back by €22,325. This model can be had only on the 5-door version. More European markets should receive the Bluemotion in the next few months.