At last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Volkswagen gave us the first look at the new Polo BlueMotion and released a tiny bit of info on the new model. Now, VW has released just a little more, including official torque and horsepower numbers, debuting the new 1.2-liter 3-cylinder TDI engine at the Vienna Motor Symposium.
We already knew that the new 1.2 TDI engine made 75-hp, but now VW has confirmed a total of 180 Nm (133 ft-lbs of torque) available from just 2200 rpm.Impressively, the VW Pololo BlueMotion achieves 71.3 mpg on the more generous European test cycle and when equipped with a 12 gallon (45 liter) tank it has a theoretical travel distance of 847 miles (1,363 kilometers).
In addition to the Polo, VW also sells a BlueMotion Golf and Passat in Europe. The BlueMotion Golf gets 61.9 mpg while still producing 105-hp and 185 ft-lbs of torque, allowing it to hit 62 mph in 11. 3 seconds and top out at 120 mph (190 km/h) on the German autobahn. The BlueMotion Passat gets 53.5 mpg and while it does take 12.5 seconds to hit 62 mph thanks to the same 105-hp engine as found in the Golf, it can travel 989 miles (1,591 km) on a single tank.
GALLERY: VW Polo BlueMotion
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