Volkswagen Polo BiFuel Available from EUR16,325

Since the market launch of the new Polo in March last year, Volkswagen received over 310,000 orders for the small car. Now a new version becomes available, the Polo BiFuel, which can operate either on LPG gas, or on gasoline.

When in LPG mode, the Polo BiFuel emits nine percent less CO2 per kilometer as compared to the gasoline mode. With fuel costs of around EUR5.18 for 100 kilometers in the LPG mode, it is also economical.

The bivalent drive of the Polo BiFuel is another advantage, with the driver being able to switch to gasoline at the touch of a button.

The Polo BiFuel is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 82 horsepower in LPG mode. Average fuel consumption is 8.1 liters per 100 kilometers (29 mpg), while CO2 emissions level is 132 g/km. In gasoline mode, the 1.4-liter unit delivers 85 horsepower and has an average fuel consumption of 6.1 liters/100 km (38.5 mpg). CO2 emissions are rated at 146 g/km.

Like the Golf BiFuel, the Polo BiFuel has the gas tank located where the spare wheel would normally be. The tank capacity of 52 liters gives the Polo BiFuel a range of about 640 kilometers in LPG mode. Add up the gasoline mode range of 660 kilometers (from a 45 liter tank), and the versatile Polo can go without refuelling for 1,300 kilometers.

The factory solution for the new Polo BiFuel has some clear advantages over LPG aftermarket systems. The most important is the fact that the car was subjected to crash tests, so risks are minimal in case of an accident. Another advantage is that the client receives warranty for the entire vehicle, including all gas components. The new Polo BiFuel is available in Germany for a starting price of EUR16,325 ($20,721) and can be ordered in Trendline, Comfortine and Highline trims.
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