Golf Mk VI BlueMotion

First launched over 30 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf needs little introduction. It is the best-selling Volkswagen in the UK, Europe's best-selling car and one of the world's best-selling vehicles, with sales of over 26 million now placing it well ahead of the original Beetle in terms of volume.

The latest generation, which went on sale in the UK in January 2009, is the sixth incarnation of the Golf and continues to offer buyers a car that sets benchmarks in quality, style, safety and refinement.

Since launch, the Golf has been widely acclaimed as a class-leading vehicle, and was named 2009 World Car of the Year at the New York International Motor Show. In addition, the Golf has claimed the title of 'Best Small Family Car' from What Car?, Auto Express and Fleet News magazines.

The new model is the safest, most technically advanced and most dynamic iteration yet. Instantly apparent in the sixth generation Golf is a sharply defined look that draws on the new design direction established by the Scirocco. The new look aims to combine the elements that define the Golf across five generations, while bringing them up to date. The result is a clean, elegant design that is easily recognisable as a Golf yet remains an all-new shape.

The basic range remains as before with S, SE and GT trim levels. However in a break from this and starting a new trend in Volkswagen's line-ups, an economical and low-CO2 emitting variant based on the SE trim level is designated 'BlueMotion Technology'. From now on, only the very lowest emitting and most economical cars in a range (for example, the Golf hatch at 99 g/km) will be known as simply 'BlueMotion'.

Golf BlueMotion Technology
The Golf SE BlueMotion Technology, which joined the range in July 2009, combines efficiency with comfort and equipment to create a vehicle that delivers greater economy and fewer emissions, yet performs and appears like any other Volkswagen product. It is fitted with a 1.6-litre common rail TDI engine developing 105 PS and features several systems and modifications to optimise efficiency. These include a Start / Stop system, auto hold and a multifunction computer providing visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption. Low rolling resistance tyres are also fitted to reduce the drag of the vehicle.

Golf BlueMotion 
The Golf BlueMotion is the most fuel efficient production Golf ever built, achieving 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle and emitting a class-leading 99 g/km of CO2. It uses the same modified 1.6-litre 105 PS common rail diesel engine as the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology but features additional aerodynamic changes along with revised gearing and a regenerative braking system which charges the battery while the vehicle is in motion to reduce the workload of the engine and cut fuel consumption. The result is a competitively-priced vehicle that will match or beat hybrids currently available in the UK market while being conventional to drive, service and repair.

KEY FACTS

GOLF BLUEMOTION TECHNOLOGY

  • Golf BlueMotion Technology went on sale in the UK in July 2009 based on the standard Golf SE model
  • fitted with a new highly-efficient 1.6-litre common rail diesel engine developing 105 PS and 185 lbs ft of torque
  • capable of returning a combined economy figure of 68.9 mpg while emitting 107 g/km of CO2.  This compares to the standard 1.6-litre 105 PS which returns 62.8 mpg (60.1 mpg with the seven-speed DSG gearbox) and emits 119 g/km of CO2 (123 g/km DSG)
  • fitted with a 55-litre fuel tank the Golf BlueMotion Technology has a theoretical range of over 800 miles
  • automatic Start / Stop system improves fuel consumption further during city driving
  • regenerative braking charges the battery while the vehicle is in motion, reducing the workload of the engine and improving efficiency
  • despite the increase in efficiency, the levels of equipment on the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology remain high with seven airbags, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) Climatic air conditioning, cruise control, rain sensors, automatic lights and an iPod-compatible CD stereo with eight speakers

GOLF BLUEMOTION

  • Golf BlueMotion was unveiled as a concept in September 2008 and went on sale in October 2009, based on the entry-level S model
  • class-leading CO2 output of 99 g/km and a combined economy figure of 74.3 mpg give the Golf BlueMotion a theoretical range of nearly 900 miles
  • 1.6-litre, four-cylinder TDI 105 PS engine develops 185 lbs ft of torque and is linked to a revised engine management system and a reduced idle speed.  The modifications increase the engine’s efficiency to allow greater performance while simultaneously using less fuel
  • further gains in economy are made through aerodynamic improvements and changes to the drivetrain – including longer ratios in 3rd, 4th and 5th gears to decrease engine speed
  • changes to the Golf’s body are subtle in appearance yet extensive with modifications to the underside of the vehicle to smooth off the airflow
  • sports styling kit improves aerodynamics and blanked off sections of the front grille help reduce cooling system drag as less heat is rejected by the engine
  • ride height lowered by 15 mm to further reduce frontal and aerodynamic drag
  • to reduce weight further and therefore aid efficiency, the new Golf BlueMotion comes with a tyre repair kit rather than a spare wheel

BLUEMOTION

A new range of vehicles has been developed by Volkswagen that strike a balance between the highly focussed BlueMotion vehicles and the conventional products on which they’re based.  The range, carrying the ‘BlueMotion Technology’ badge, combines efficiency with comfort and equipment to create vehicles that deliver greater economy and produce fewer emissions yet perform and appear like any other Volkswagen product.

The breadth of Volkswagen’s most efficient range continues to grow and offer increased cost benefits.  With a BlueMotion Technology variant currently available on Golf, Golf Plus, Passat, Passat Estate, Touran, Sharan and Touareg, there is a BlueMotion Technology model to suit most requirements.

BLUEMOTION HISTORY

The first model to be offered with a BlueMotion badge was the Polo BlueMotion launched in the UK in September 2007.  With a combined fuel consumption figure of 74.3 mpg and a carbon dioxide emissions figure of just 99 g/km, it quickly became recognised as a popular choice for those wanting a conventional, practical, stylish and affordable car with class-leading CO2 performance.  With the latest developments now applied to the Golf, these impressive figures are now matched by the new Golf BlueMotion.

With the Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion models, which emit just 87, 99 and 114 g/km of CO2 respectively, ‘BlueMotion’ will continue to describe the most fuel and CO2 efficient models in the entire Volkswagen range.

ENGINE

1.6-litre, 1598 cc TDI CR, 16-valve 4-cyl, 105 PS
The Golf BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion models are both fitted with a 1.6-litre common rail TDI engine producing 105 PS at 4,400 rpm with maximum torque of 185 lbs ft (250 Nm) from 1,500 rpm, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox.  The engine features special electronic mapping to reduce the idle speed and optimise the engine for economy.  The 0 to 62 mph sprint for both is completed in 11.3 seconds and top speed is 118 mph. 

The Golf SE BlueMotion Technology achieves 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 107 g/km of CO2.  With emissions of 99 g/km, the Golf BlueMotion is the first car in its class to break the 100 g/km barrier.  A combined fuel economy figure of 74.3 mpg means the most efficient production Golf is capable of almost 900 miles on one tank – enough to drive from London to Barcelona without refuelling. 

Both cars are fitted with an oxidation catalyst and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) as standard to reduce oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter almost to zero while a variable geometry turbocharger provides high levels of torque from just above idling speed.

FEATURES

Running Gear
The Golf BlueMotion features a number of additional modifications to improve efficiency and help to make it the most efficient production Golf ever.  The standard five-speed manual gearbox has been modified, lengthening the gearing in 3rd, 4th   and 5th which decreases engine speed and improves efficiency.  These revisions to the gearbox work in conjunction with a multifunction computer which shows recommended gear changes for maximum economy.

Aerodynamics
The Golf BlueMotion is fitted with a sports styling kit to improve aerodynamics and boost efficiency as well as to distinguish this car from others in the range.  The styling kit comprises sports bumpers, side skirts and an enlarged rear roof spoiler. 

Both the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion models are fitted with alloy wheels and low rolling resistance tyres.  The Golf BlueMotion also features sports suspension, lowered by approximately 15 mm, improving aerodynamics and reducing drag.    

Regenerative braking
A regenerative braking system is applied to both Golf BlueMotion models and helps to utilise energy that would otherwise be lost during braking.

In deceleration and braking phases, the alternator’s voltage is boosted and used for bulk recharging of the car’s battery.  Thanks to alternator control, it is possible to lower alternator voltage, for example during deceleration or driving at a constant speed.  It is even possible to switch off the alternator entirely which reduces engine load and improves fuel consumption.

Start / Stop
Both the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion feature an automatic Start / Stop system, operated through the clutch pedal.  When coming to a halt at traffic lights, for example, the driver depresses the clutch and selects neutral.  When the clutch is released, the engine shuts down and a ‘Start / Stop’ symbol illuminates on the multifunction display.  In order to move away, the driver simply depresses the clutch once again to select first gear and the engine restarts automatically.  The system can be deactivated through a switch, if necessary.

Auto hold function
A standard auto hold system is useful when the car stops for short periods (such as in heavy town traffic).  The parking brake is applied automatically whenever the vehicle is brought to rest on the footbrake preventing the car from rolling forwards or backwards.  The brake is released as soon as the accelerator is pressed.  This function comes into its own when crawling along in heavy traffic on long inclines.

EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS

All Golf models, available in three- or five-door bodystyles, feature the following standard features:

  • ABS with HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control)
  • curtain airbag system, for front and rear passengers; driver’s knee airbag; front seat side airbags; driver’s and front passenger’s airbags with passenger’s airbag deactivation switch
  • driver’s and front passenger’s whiplash optimised head restraints
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • electronic engine immobiliser; remote central locking
  • ‘Climatic’ semi automatic air conditioning; dust and pollen filter
  • electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • height and reach adjustable steering wheel; speed sensitive power-assisted steering

The Golf BlueMotion, based on the S trim level, adds the following items:

  • revised engine management system and a reduced idle speed
  • 6½J x 15 ‘Wellington’ alloy wheels with 195/65 R15 low rolling resistance tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Start / Stop function; auto hold function
  • regenerative braking
  • multifunction computer, including visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption
  • sports suspension, lowered by approx. 15 mm
  • sports styling kit that improves aerodynamics - sports bumpers, side skirts and an enlarged rear roof spoiler
  • extensive modifications to the underside of the vehicle to smooth off the airflow in conjunction with blanked off sections of the front grille to reduce cooling system drag as less heat is rejected by the engine
  • cherry red rear lights; chrome grille louvres
  • 'Blue Merlin' upholstery
  • tyre repair kit, not a spare wheel – to minimise weight

The Golf SE BlueMotion Technology gains the following items of equipment as standard over the S trim:

  • dusk sensor, automatic driving lights
  • rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • load-through provision
  • RCD310 radio / MP3 compatible CD player with eight speakers and AUX-in socket for connection to an external multimedia source
  • 6½J x 16 ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 low rolling resistance tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Start / Stop function; auto hold function
  • regenerative braking
  • multifunction computer, including visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption; cruise control

WARRANTIES

Golf SE BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion models have the same warranty as all other Golf models.  This means a three year (first and second year manufacturer operated, third year retailer operated) mechanical warranty.  In addition, they come with a class-leading 12 year anti-perforation guarantee, three year paint warranty and a year’s membership of Volkswagen Assistance for UK and European breakdown cover.  The latter can be extended at minimal cost to the customer.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  Golf S / SE
1.6-litre TDI 105 PS 5spd
Golf SE
BlueMotion Technology
1.6-litre TDI 105 PS 5spd
Golf
BlueMotion
1.6-litre TDI 105 PS 5spd
Power,
PS @rpm
105 @ 4400 105 @ 4400 105 @ 4400
Torque,
Nm / lbs ft @rpm
250 / 185 @ 1500 250 / 185 @ 1500 250 / 185 @ 1500
Cubic capacity, cc 1,598 1,598 1,598
Urban economy,
mpg (DSG)
49.6 (50.4) 54.3 60.1
Extra-urban economy, mpg (DSG) 72.4 (67.3) 80.7 83.0
Combined economy, mpg (DSG) 62.8 (60.1) 68.9 74.3
CO2 emissions,
g/km (DSG)
119 (123) 107 99
0-62 mph,
seconds (DSG)
11.3 (11.2) 11.3 11.3
Top speed, mph 117 118 118
       
Gear ratios, :1      
1st gear 3.778 3.778 3.778
2nd gear 1.944 1.944 1.944
3rd gear 1.185 1.185 1.185
4th gear 0.816 0.816 0.916
5th gear 0.625 0.625 0.625
Ratio reverse 3.6 3.6 3.6
Final drive ratio 3.647 3.647 3.389
       
Cd value 0.31 0.304 0.298
Area Cd, m2 2.22 2.22 2.22
Air resistance Cd x
Area Cd
0.69 0.675 0.662
       
Unladen weight, kg 1,239 1,243 1,239
Gross vehicle weight, kg 1,870 1,840 1,750

First launched over 30 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf needs little introduction. It is the best-selling Volkswagen in the UK, Europe's best-selling car and one of the world's best-selling vehicles, with sales of over 26 million now placing it well ahead of the original Beetle in terms of volume.

The latest generation, which went on sale in the UK in January 2009, is the sixth incarnation of the Golf and continues to offer buyers a car that sets benchmarks in quality, style, safety and refinement.

Since launch, the Golf has been widely acclaimed as a class-leading vehicle, and was named 2009 World Car of the Year at the New York International Motor Show. In addition, the Golf has claimed the title of 'Best Small Family Car' from What Car?, Auto Express and Fleet News magazines.

The new model is the safest, most technically advanced and most dynamic iteration yet. Instantly apparent in the sixth generation Golf is a sharply defined look that draws on the new design direction established by the Scirocco. The new look aims to combine the elements that define the Golf across five generations, while bringing them up to date. The result is a clean, elegant design that is easily recognisable as a Golf yet remains an all-new shape.

The basic range remains as before with S, SE and GT trim levels. However in a break from this and starting a new trend in Volkswagen's line-ups, an economical and low-CO2 emitting variant based on the SE trim level is designated 'BlueMotion Technology'. From now on, only the very lowest emitting and most economical cars in a range (for example, the Golf hatch at 99 g/km) will be known as simply 'BlueMotion'.

Golf BlueMotion Technology
The Golf SE BlueMotion Technology, which joined the range in July 2009, combines efficiency with comfort and equipment to create a vehicle that delivers greater economy and fewer emissions, yet performs and appears like any other Volkswagen product. It is fitted with a 1.6-litre common rail TDI engine developing 105 PS and features several systems and modifications to optimise efficiency. These include a Start / Stop system, auto hold and a multifunction computer providing visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption. Low rolling resistance tyres are also fitted to reduce the drag of the vehicle.

Golf BlueMotion 
The Golf BlueMotion is the most fuel efficient production Golf ever built, achieving 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle and emitting a class-leading 99 g/km of CO2. It uses the same modified 1.6-litre 105 PS common rail diesel engine as the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology but features additional aerodynamic changes along with revised gearing and a regenerative braking system which charges the battery while the vehicle is in motion to reduce the workload of the engine and cut fuel consumption. The result is a competitively-priced vehicle that will match or beat hybrids currently available in the UK market while being conventional to drive, service and repair.

KEY FACTS

GOLF BLUEMOTION TECHNOLOGY

  • Golf BlueMotion Technology went on sale in the UK in July 2009 based on the standard Golf SE model
  • fitted with a new highly-efficient 1.6-litre common rail diesel engine developing 105 PS and 185 lbs ft of torque
  • capable of returning a combined economy figure of 68.9 mpg while emitting 107 g/km of CO2.  This compares to the standard 1.6-litre 105 PS which returns 62.8 mpg (60.1 mpg with the seven-speed DSG gearbox) and emits 119 g/km of CO2 (123 g/km DSG)
  • fitted with a 55-litre fuel tank the Golf BlueMotion Technology has a theoretical range of over 800 miles
  • automatic Start / Stop system improves fuel consumption further during city driving
  • regenerative braking charges the battery while the vehicle is in motion, reducing the workload of the engine and improving efficiency
  • despite the increase in efficiency, the levels of equipment on the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology remain high with seven airbags, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) Climatic air conditioning, cruise control, rain sensors, automatic lights and an iPod-compatible CD stereo with eight speakers

GOLF BLUEMOTION

  • Golf BlueMotion was unveiled as a concept in September 2008 and went on sale in October 2009, based on the entry-level S model
  • class-leading CO2 output of 99 g/km and a combined economy figure of 74.3 mpg give the Golf BlueMotion a theoretical range of nearly 900 miles
  • 1.6-litre, four-cylinder TDI 105 PS engine develops 185 lbs ft of torque and is linked to a revised engine management system and a reduced idle speed.  The modifications increase the engine’s efficiency to allow greater performance while simultaneously using less fuel
  • further gains in economy are made through aerodynamic improvements and changes to the drivetrain – including longer ratios in 3rd, 4th and 5th gears to decrease engine speed
  • changes to the Golf’s body are subtle in appearance yet extensive with modifications to the underside of the vehicle to smooth off the airflow
  • sports styling kit improves aerodynamics and blanked off sections of the front grille help reduce cooling system drag as less heat is rejected by the engine
  • ride height lowered by 15 mm to further reduce frontal and aerodynamic drag
  • to reduce weight further and therefore aid efficiency, the new Golf BlueMotion comes with a tyre repair kit rather than a spare wheel

BLUEMOTION

A new range of vehicles has been developed by Volkswagen that strike a balance between the highly focussed BlueMotion vehicles and the conventional products on which they’re based.  The range, carrying the ‘BlueMotion Technology’ badge, combines efficiency with comfort and equipment to create vehicles that deliver greater economy and produce fewer emissions yet perform and appear like any other Volkswagen product.

The breadth of Volkswagen’s most efficient range continues to grow and offer increased cost benefits.  With a BlueMotion Technology variant currently available on Golf, Golf Plus, Passat, Passat Estate, Touran, Sharan and Touareg, there is a BlueMotion Technology model to suit most requirements.

BLUEMOTION HISTORY

The first model to be offered with a BlueMotion badge was the Polo BlueMotion launched in the UK in September 2007.  With a combined fuel consumption figure of 74.3 mpg and a carbon dioxide emissions figure of just 99 g/km, it quickly became recognised as a popular choice for those wanting a conventional, practical, stylish and affordable car with class-leading CO2 performance.  With the latest developments now applied to the Golf, these impressive figures are now matched by the new Golf BlueMotion.

With the Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion models, which emit just 87, 99 and 114 g/km of CO2 respectively, ‘BlueMotion’ will continue to describe the most fuel and CO2 efficient models in the entire Volkswagen range.

ENGINE

1.6-litre, 1598 cc TDI CR, 16-valve 4-cyl, 105 PS
The Golf BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion models are both fitted with a 1.6-litre common rail TDI engine producing 105 PS at 4,400 rpm with maximum torque of 185 lbs ft (250 Nm) from 1,500 rpm, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox.  The engine features special electronic mapping to reduce the idle speed and optimise the engine for economy.  The 0 to 62 mph sprint for both is completed in 11.3 seconds and top speed is 118 mph. 

The Golf SE BlueMotion Technology achieves 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 107 g/km of CO2.  With emissions of 99 g/km, the Golf BlueMotion is the first car in its class to break the 100 g/km barrier.  A combined fuel economy figure of 74.3 mpg means the most efficient production Golf is capable of almost 900 miles on one tank – enough to drive from London to Barcelona without refuelling. 

Both cars are fitted with an oxidation catalyst and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) as standard to reduce oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter almost to zero while a variable geometry turbocharger provides high levels of torque from just above idling speed.

FEATURES

Running Gear
The Golf BlueMotion features a number of additional modifications to improve efficiency and help to make it the most efficient production Golf ever.  The standard five-speed manual gearbox has been modified, lengthening the gearing in 3rd, 4th   and 5th which decreases engine speed and improves efficiency.  These revisions to the gearbox work in conjunction with a multifunction computer which shows recommended gear changes for maximum economy.

Aerodynamics
The Golf BlueMotion is fitted with a sports styling kit to improve aerodynamics and boost efficiency as well as to distinguish this car from others in the range.  The styling kit comprises sports bumpers, side skirts and an enlarged rear roof spoiler. 

Both the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion models are fitted with alloy wheels and low rolling resistance tyres.  The Golf BlueMotion also features sports suspension, lowered by approximately 15 mm, improving aerodynamics and reducing drag.    

Regenerative braking
A regenerative braking system is applied to both Golf BlueMotion models and helps to utilise energy that would otherwise be lost during braking.

In deceleration and braking phases, the alternator’s voltage is boosted and used for bulk recharging of the car’s battery.  Thanks to alternator control, it is possible to lower alternator voltage, for example during deceleration or driving at a constant speed.  It is even possible to switch off the alternator entirely which reduces engine load and improves fuel consumption.

Start / Stop
Both the Golf SE BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion feature an automatic Start / Stop system, operated through the clutch pedal.  When coming to a halt at traffic lights, for example, the driver depresses the clutch and selects neutral.  When the clutch is released, the engine shuts down and a ‘Start / Stop’ symbol illuminates on the multifunction display.  In order to move away, the driver simply depresses the clutch once again to select first gear and the engine restarts automatically.  The system can be deactivated through a switch, if necessary.

Auto hold function
A standard auto hold system is useful when the car stops for short periods (such as in heavy town traffic).  The parking brake is applied automatically whenever the vehicle is brought to rest on the footbrake preventing the car from rolling forwards or backwards.  The brake is released as soon as the accelerator is pressed.  This function comes into its own when crawling along in heavy traffic on long inclines.

EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS

All Golf models, available in three- or five-door bodystyles, feature the following standard features:

  • ABS with HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control)
  • curtain airbag system, for front and rear passengers; driver’s knee airbag; front seat side airbags; driver’s and front passenger’s airbags with passenger’s airbag deactivation switch
  • driver’s and front passenger’s whiplash optimised head restraints
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • electronic engine immobiliser; remote central locking
  • ‘Climatic’ semi automatic air conditioning; dust and pollen filter
  • electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • height and reach adjustable steering wheel; speed sensitive power-assisted steering

The Golf BlueMotion, based on the S trim level, adds the following items:

  • revised engine management system and a reduced idle speed
  • 6½J x 15 ‘Wellington’ alloy wheels with 195/65 R15 low rolling resistance tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Start / Stop function; auto hold function
  • regenerative braking
  • multifunction computer, including visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption
  • sports suspension, lowered by approx. 15 mm
  • sports styling kit that improves aerodynamics - sports bumpers, side skirts and an enlarged rear roof spoiler
  • extensive modifications to the underside of the vehicle to smooth off the airflow in conjunction with blanked off sections of the front grille to reduce cooling system drag as less heat is rejected by the engine
  • cherry red rear lights; chrome grille louvres
  • 'Blue Merlin' upholstery
  • tyre repair kit, not a spare wheel – to minimise weight

The Golf SE BlueMotion Technology gains the following items of equipment as standard over the S trim:

  • dusk sensor, automatic driving lights
  • rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • load-through provision
  • RCD310 radio / MP3 compatible CD player with eight speakers and AUX-in socket for connection to an external multimedia source
  • 6½J x 16 ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 low rolling resistance tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Start / Stop function; auto hold function
  • regenerative braking
  • multifunction computer, including visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption; cruise control

WARRANTIES

Golf SE BlueMotion Technology and Golf BlueMotion models have the same warranty as all other Golf models.  This means a three year (first and second year manufacturer operated, third year retailer operated) mechanical warranty.  In addition, they come with a class-leading 12 year anti-perforation guarantee, three year paint warranty and a year’s membership of Volkswagen Assistance for UK and European breakdown cover.  The latter can be extended at minimal cost to the customer.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  Golf S / SE
1.6-litre TDI 105 PS 5spd
Golf SE
BlueMotion Technology
1.6-litre TDI 105 PS 5spd
Golf
BlueMotion
1.6-litre TDI 105 PS 5spd
Power,
PS @rpm
105 @ 4400 105 @ 4400 105 @ 4400
Torque,
Nm / lbs ft @rpm
250 / 185 @ 1500 250 / 185 @ 1500 250 / 185 @ 1500
Cubic capacity, cc 1,598 1,598 1,598
Urban economy,
mpg (DSG)
49.6 (50.4) 54.3 60.1
Extra-urban economy, mpg (DSG) 72.4 (67.3) 80.7 83.0
Combined economy, mpg (DSG) 62.8 (60.1) 68.9 74.3
CO2 emissions,
g/km (DSG)
119 (123) 107 99
0-62 mph,
seconds (DSG)
11.3 (11.2) 11.3 11.3
Top speed, mph 117 118 118
       
Gear ratios, :1      
1st gear 3.778 3.778 3.778
2nd gear 1.944 1.944 1.944
3rd gear 1.185 1.185 1.185
4th gear 0.816 0.816 0.916
5th gear 0.625 0.625 0.625
Ratio reverse 3.6 3.6 3.6
Final drive ratio 3.647 3.647 3.389
       
Cd value 0.31 0.304 0.298
Area Cd, m2 2.22 2.22 2.22
Air resistance Cd x
Area Cd
0.69 0.675 0.662
       
Unladen weight, kg 1,239 1,243 1,239
Gross vehicle weight, kg 1,870 1,840 1,750

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