VW Golf Bluemotion concept (2008): first pictures

Published: 08 September 2008

This is Volkswagen’s cleanest Mk6 Golf, a Bluemotion concept car that is claimed to achieve 74mpg while puffing out a paltry 99g/km. Those are figures on a par with today’s Polo Bluemotion, but this concept will become production reality in mid-2009. 

So what’s the clever tech in this VW Golf Bluemotion?

A 1.6-litre common-rail diesel engine powers the new Golf Bluemotion, producing 104bhp and 184lb ft, but those remarkable figures are helped by revised ratios on the five-speed ‘box, optimised aerodynamics and low rolling resistance tyres. There’s also a particulate filter to keep the exhaust gases clean.

For now eco-conscious Golf buyers must make do with a 2.0-litre TDI that does 62mpg and 119g/km, but the Golf Bluemotion will go on sale in the middle of 2009, priced from around £15,500.

Click here for our first drive of the new Mk6 VW Golf

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy