VW Introduces LPG on the Golf VI

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In an effort to make cars greener, Volkswagen has introduced for the Mk VI Golf an LPG version. The car is powered by a 1.6-liter engine that runs on both petrol and liquified petroleum gas (LPG).

This is the first effort VW make to install a GPL system on one of their cars, because it is said that in LPG mode, the car emits up to 10 percent fewer CO2 gases. The 1.6L, 98hp engine averages 9.2 liters of LPG per 100km, while at the same time emitting 149g/km CO2.

In petrol mode, the Golf BiFuel has an average fuel consumption of 7.1 liters per 100km and chucks out 169g/km of CO2. It might seem that the Golf BiFuel is cheaper to run in petrol mode than LPG, but because of the smaller price of the latter, it is 2.22 euros cheaper per 100km according to Worldcarfans.

The VW Golf VI was first unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 and it is sold in the United States under the name “Rabbit”. Volkswagen announced on the 18th of November 2008 that the Mk6 Golf and the GTI would go on sale in September 2009, aiming to be sold in 1 million units in the United States by 2018.

The MKVI is offered with a wide choice of petrol engines with outputs of between 59 kW (80 PS) and 118 kW (160 PS). The diesel alternatives range from 81 kW (110 PS) and 103 kW (140 PS) and we think that these engines will be big sellers.

The cheapest Golf version is the 1.4 petrol producing about 80 HP and costing 17,000 euros. The new 6 comes with a range of new technologies such as Adaptive Chasis Control (ACC) and Park Assist. The ACC allows the driver to adjust the suspension, the steering and accelerator response to match the ride and the road, while Park Assist allows the driver to park the car easily.
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