Volkswagen has announced that the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT will be available in its first markets from Q4 2012, and it will be priced at just under 20,000 Euros in Germany including VAT. We first heard of the new Polo BlueGT back in March.
Essentially Volkswagen brought its BlueMotion and GT badges together in one car – a car that has decent performance (0 to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds) yet sips fuel – according to Volkswagen, combined fuel consumption when fitted with a 7-speed DSG twin clutch automatic is just 4.5 litres per 100km.
It’s 1.4 litre TSI engine features Active Cylinder Management, which shuts down the two of the engine’s four cylinders under low load conditions, essentially turning it into a 0.7 litre twin-pot. We’ve seen cylinder deactivation used in larger engines (6 cylinder and above), but this is one of the few times we’ve heard of it being implemented in a four cylinder. Other fuel saving technologies include an auto stop/start system, direct injection, turbocharging, and aerodynamic component design.
Exterior-wise, the Polo BlueGT is differentiated from other Polos by new 17-inch aluminium wheels, a roof edge spoiler, modified bumpers (with diffuser on rear bumper), distinctive side sills and a 15 mm lower ride height. Interior features include extended functional range of the multifunction display (ACT indicator and tyre pressure), a cruise control system and sport seats in front.
At 140 PS peak power output, the Polo BlueGT slots in between the Polo 1.2 TSI that does 105 PS, and the Polo GTI that peaks at 180 PS. Given that the Polo TSI sells for RM113,888 and the Polo GTI goes for RM135,888 (four door body used for comparison), what if the Polo Blue GT sells for RM125,888?