The new Volkswagen Polo BlueGT offers a combination of advanced performance with fuel economy. The technology highlight for the new VW car is the cylinder deactivation system or active cylinder management (ACT).
The system was realized with the new 1.4-litre TSI of the VW Polo BlueGT. The torque-strong TSI develops a power output of 103 kW / 140 PS, yet has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 l/100 km/h (equivalent to 108 g/km CO2). If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further to 4.5 l/100 km – and, bear in mind, this is petrol, not a diesel (105 g/km CO2). Nonetheless, this car, with a top speed of 210 km/h, accelerates to 100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds. This uncommon coexistence of efficiency and dynamic performance is enabled by the systematic interplay of ACT, downsizing (reduced engine displacement plus direct injection and charging) and BlueMotion Technology (Stop/Start system, battery regeneration). As such, the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT closes the gap between the Polo 1.2 TSI (77 kW / 105 PS) and the Polo GTI (132 kW / 180 PS). The new car will already on the market in July.
The exterior highlights for the new Volkswagen Polo BlueGT includes the new 17-inch alloy wheels with spoke styling, GT signatures at the front and rear (and additional ‘BLUEMOTION’ at the rear) and new tailpipe trim that are identifying characteristics of the VW Polo BlueGT. In addition, numerous standard features were adapted from the Polo GTI or the Polo BlueMotion. GTI features are the rear spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser, front bumper and fog lights including daytime running lights. BlueMotion elements are the side sills and the front rain channels (outside on the windscreen). The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT is also upgraded by a black painted radiator grille, R-line ventilation screen in the bumper and black door mirrors. Having a positive effect on aerodynamics are the Polo’s 15 mm lower ride height and special underbody trim.
The interior of the new Volkswagen Polo BlueGT have been upgraded by extended functionality of the multifunction display (ACT message and tire pressure), the GTI instruments, a cruise control system, black roof liner and black pillar trim in GTI style, vanity and interior lights tuned to match, a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with ‘BlueGT’ emblem, sport seats in front with newly designed trim (fabric type and color) as well as various chrome surrounds.