Volkswagen presents the Polo BlueMotion, the most economical car in its class in Europe with an average consumption of 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres, at the Geneva International Motor Show. BlueMotion is not a single technology rather a whole range of innovations and refinements to help conserve energy and reduce fuel costs without removing the performance of cars. Efficiency starts at the very core of cars with their engines and gearboxes and innovative technologies such as TSI, TDI and DSG set the foundation for the BlueMotion car. Modified engine management software makes the engines run even more efficiently. The engine idle speed is reduced emitting less C02 and using less fuel. BlueMotion gearboxes have been reconfigured with longer ratios in higher gears for the most economical fuel consumption. Intelligent technology tells the driver when to change gear for optimum driving efficiency. The innovative start/stop system turns the engine off when the vehicle is idling in traffic and restarts it when its ready to move while the recuperation mechanism uses some energy usually lost during braking and deceleration to pass additional charge to the battery. The outside of this range is equally as crafted as the inside: from the low rolling resistant tyres which reduce road friction to the specifically designed aerodynamic styling. BlueMotion means less fuel consumption, lower emissions and a better driving experience representing the cleanest and most energy efficient cars in the Volkswagen range.
BlueMotion I, BlueMotion II
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