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Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion

The new Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion is now available to order in the UK with emissions of 91 g/km of CO2 and 80.7 mpg combined.

The conversion to right-hand drive means that the emissions are slightly worse than the 87 g/km of the European model.

The new Polo BlueMotion adopts an all-new 1.2-litre TDI three-cylinder common rail diesel engine developing 75 PS and 133 lbs ft of torque.

The new engine is combined with longer gearing through the five-speed manual gearbox, regenerative braking and an automatic Start/Stop system. The 80.7 mpg on the combined cycle means that the BlueMotion has a theoretical range of over 800 miles on one tank of diesel.

There are several cosmetic changes designed to maximise efficiency including bespoke bumpers, side skirts and an extended roof spoiler. The BlueMotion also has low rolling resistance tyres on its 15-inch alloy wheels.

The Polo BlueMotion accelerates from standstill to 62 mph in 13.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 107 mph.

Manual air conditioning, cruise control and leather steering wheel come as standard, as well as four airbags, ABS and ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme).

The Polo BlueMotion is available to order now with the first cars expected in May. Prices start at £14,445 for the three-door and £15,045 for the five-door model.

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