The Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI Bluemotion has a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, delivers 115 hp of power and 200 Nm of maximum torque. Announces a consumption of 4.3 l/100 km in the best case, will be offered with compact bodywork, family (Variant) and minivan (Sportsvan). The gearbox will be a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic.
Like the Golf Bluemotion Diesel, has optimized aerodynamics, tires with 15-inch rim, lowered suspension, Stop & Start ... In Germany will be priced at 20,450 euros, a saving of 2,450 euros over the diesel equivalent. The DSG gearbox is an extra 2,000 euros.
How does it perform? 0-60 in 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 204 km/h, a slight improvement on the 110 hp 1.6 TDI (0-100 km/h 10.5 s, 200 km/h top speed). It emits 99 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre, 10 grams more than the TDI. If the real consumption is around 5 litres of petrol, it will be difficult to do the math with the diesel model, although I'm betting on 5.5-6 l/100 km.
Do not confuse the Bluemotion versions with Bluemotion Technology, where optimizations are not as important. As it has a price premium over a non-Bluemotion model, these cars are for those who do a lot of miles. In this case, for those who want low consumption, but with gasoline.
According to the manufacturer, the three-cylinder engine is as refined as a four-cylinder, but of course, that's what everyone says. It's not that the 1.6 TDI is unpleasant, in modern cars the engines are so isolated that the petrol-diesel difference is no longer so important. I'm sure the 1.0 TSI is more refined than the 1.9 TDI in the first Golf Bluemotion.
At the moment we don't have specific data for the Spanish market. In Germany it will be offered with Trendline and Comfortline trims, a generous equipment translates into more weight, and that in higher consumption.