New VW Polo BlueGT Gets UK Pricing and Cylinder Deactivation
It features VW’s familiar 1.4-liter TSI engine, which produces 140 hp and 250 Nm of torque, and ACT (Automatic Cylinder Deactivation) technology cuts automatically deactivates the second and third cylinders, under light or medium engine loads, at rpms between 1,400 and 4,000, and at torque outputs of 25 to 100 Nm.
The system only takes 13 to 36 milliseconds to kick in and according to some people who have driven the car, it is close to being completely unnoticeable. The driver is warned via a instrument panel light, thus knowing when the system is active, and when it is not.
The system is able to boost efficiency by 0.4 l/100km on the combined cycle, and as much as 1l/100km at a constant speed of 50 km/h (30 mph). This means that the Polo BlueGT, a turbocharged petrol-powered car, can return as much little as 4.6 l/100 km (61.4 UK mpg / 51.1 US mpg) and emit just 107 g/km of CO2, while managing a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of just 7.9 seconds.
Also, with 17-inch alloys and 15 mm lower suspension, as well as many styling cues borrowed from the GTI, including the headlights with integrated LED DRLs, the rear spoiler and rear bumper, as well as some borrowed from the BlueMotion, such as the side sills and front windscreen rain channels.
The Polo BlueGT starts off at £17,400 in the UK, and its price rises to £19,365, if you want all there is to have on it, including the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.