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To the Point: New Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion:
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Polo BlueMotion: 3.3 litre economy – 100 kilometres for just 3.50 Euros!

Golf BlueMotion: 3.8 litre economy – most economical Golf of all times!

Passat BlueMotion: 4.4 litre economy – 1,591 kilometres to next fuel stop!

Wolfsburg, 26 October 2009 – “BlueMotion” is the best known German automotive environmental label. It debuted in 2006 with the first generation of the Polo BlueMotion, and its combined fuel con sumption figure of just 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres was the best in the world for a five-seat car. At the same time, this Polo represented the beginning of a product offensive being conducted today under the “BlueMotion-Technologies” umbrella brand, which is as unique as it is successful. Volkswagen is now presenting the three key high-volume models in its range as newly designed BlueMotion versions: the Polo, Golf and Passat. All three Volkswagens are equipped with an exceedingly innovative high-tech package, yet they are affordable for all car drivers. This package includes new common rail TDI engines, recovery of braking energy by regenerative braking, a Stop-Start system and refined aerodynamic components.

With combined fuel consumption values of 3.3 litres (Polo), 3.8 litres (Golf) and 4.4 litres (Passat), the three new Volkswagens are taking centre stage as the world’s most fuel-efficient models in their size classes. Delivery of the first Golf BlueMotion and Passat BlueMotion (each 77 kW / 105 PS) cars will begin this year, while the production launch of the Polo BlueMotion (55 kW / 75 PS) will follow at the beginning of 2010. The Golf BlueMotion and Passat BlueMotion can be ordered right now. Advance sales of the Polo BlueMotion will begin later this year. All three new models show what is technically feasible when the best available yet affordable technologies of our times are combined. Clearly, the Polo BlueMotion, Golf BlueMotion and Passat BlueMotion are cars that perform on the environmental level of tomorrow’s world, yet are already available today.

Common Rail TDI + Stop-Start + Regenerative Braking

The BlueMotionTechnologies aboard the three super-economy cars make up a comprehensive package of extremely diverse high-tech components and efficiency solutions. Building the foundation for the extremely low fuel consumption and emissions values of these cars are their new common rail TDI engines with modified engine management software and reduced idling speed. At the heart of the Polo BlueMotion is a 1.2-litre TDI with three cylinders, while the Golf and Passat are each powered by a 1.6-litre TDI with four cylinders. A gear-shift indicator integrated in the instrument cluster shows the most energy-efficient gear for the current driving conditions. Other BlueMotion features include recovery of braking energy (regenerative braking), a Stop-Start system, low rolling resistance tyres, especially lightweight and aerodynamic wheels styled according to the specific version, lowered suspension (Golf) as well as sporty design modifications and a customised interior.