As of 9 June, customers are able to order the 1.0 TSI 115PS petrol BlueMotion
engine for Golf Hatch, Golf Estate and Golf SV. This frugal engine returns 65.7
mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km in the Golf Hatch.
Also available for the first time with a BlueMotion engine is the option of a
DSG automatic gearbox
These cars combine the economy benefits of a diesel with the upfront price
benefits of a petrol. First deliveries of these cars are due in September.
At the heart of the TSI BlueMotion is a 1.0-litre (999 cc) three-cylinder
turbocharged TSI engine from the EA211 series. This generates 115PS from
5,000 to 5,500rpm, taking the car from 0 to 62mph in 9.7 seconds. Top speed is
127 mph. At 200Nm, the TSI BlueMotion has the highest specific torque of any
large-scale production series of petrol engines. This is available from 2,000
rpm, though 150Nm is already delivered from just 1,500rpm.
The impressive economy of these cars is achieved through a number of
aerodynamic measures, as well as substantial engine development. By
lowering the chassis by 15mm, adapting the radiator grille, optimising the
cooling airflow and fitting special underfloor panels and a rear spoiler, the
Golf TSI BlueMotion’s Cd value (drag) has been reduced to 0.28 (from 0.29 in
the standard Golf). The car also features super low rolling resistance
The engine incorporates an ultra-rigid crankcase made of lightweight die-cast
aluminium. Its compact construction with three cylinders make the 1.0-litre TSI
around 15kg lighter than a comparable four-cylinder engine. The exhaust
manifold has been fully integrated into the cylinder head and fitted with a
cooling jacket to make the best possible use of exhaust gas energy during the
warm-up phase and to cool the exhaust gases even more effectively at high
The TSI BlueMotion is also fitted with a toothed belt which, compared to a
chain drive, reduces friction by around 30 per cent. The maximum injection
pressure of the 1.0-litre TSI is high for a petrol at 250bar, and advanced
five-hole solenoid injectors ensure precise fuel injections and faster energy
The Golf TSI BlueMotion also features:
In the Golf Estate and Golf SV, predicted fuel economy figures are 65.7 mpg and
99g/km (103 for DSG) for the Estate, and 62.8 mpg, 105g/km (61.4/105 for DSG)
for the SV.