2016 Volkswagen Polo Blue GT Overview, Specs, Design – VW’s “Blue” moniker is used to the firm’s most fuel-efficient models. The new Polo Blue GT that made its debut today at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show, on the other hand, manages to combine each reduced fuel intake and close to GTi levels of performance – hence the GT in its designation.
Designed to fill the hole amongst the one.2 TSI and GTI variations, the Polo Blue GT is driven by a new 1.4-liter TFSI gasoline engine which has an output of 140PS (138HP).
Though it accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in seven.nine seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 km/h (one hundred thirty mph), its normal gasoline usage is just four.seven lt/100 km (50.5 mpg US), dropping to four.5 lt/100 km (fifty two.3 mpg US) with the optional seven-speed DSG transmission.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged device belongs to the new EA211 engine relatives, which shares its mounting points with the EA288 diesels. VW claims that each engine people will engage in an important role in the Group’s implementation of the modular MQB platform.
This kind of performance and small fuel usage from a gasoline, non-hybrid engine has been realized thanks to VW’s new ACT energetic cylinder deactivation technology – which up right up until now, was applied only in bigger displacement engines with 8, ten or twelve cylinders.
The system, which makes its debut in the Polo Blue GT, shuts down cylinders two and three underneath small and medium engine loads and when the driver presses the accelerator pedal, reactivates them right away (from thirteen to 36 milliseconds, according to engine speed).
It really works involving 1,250 and four,000 rpm, and twenty five to 100Nm (18.4-73.seven lb-ft) of torque, which VW suggests accounts for just about 70 percent of operation in the EU driving cycle.
The Polo BlueGT is distinguished on the outside by the new 17-inch alloy wheels, the GT logos at the front and rear, new tailpipe trim and the “BlueMotion” badge at the back. Additionally, it sports a black-painted grille and R-line air flow screen up front, a roof spoiler, a diffuser at the rear and a 15mm reduced experience peak.
The interior receives the Polo GTI’s instruments, moreover cruise management, black roof trim, leather steering wheel trim with a “BlueGT” symbol and sport front seats, in addition as ACT and tire stress messages revealed on the multifunction display screen.