Watch out, Toyota Prius. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (diesel) is advertised with highway gas mileage of 61.9 mpg — more than 10 mpg better that the most fuel-efficient car in the United Sates.
And therein lies the problem. Debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show with its sibling, the Golf R (the most powerful Golf at 270 horsepower), the second-generation Golf BlueMotion is the most fuel efficient Golf of all time.
But it’s not likely going to be available in the United States, according to a report by the Car and Driver journalist attending the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
The Golf BlueMotion is currently available in Germany starting at € 21,650 (approximately $28,000). The European price includes German and EU taxes.
The new Golf BlueMotion features a 1.6-liter TDI diesel engine with 105 horsepower. The power is delivered via a front-wheel, five-speed manual transmission.
The Golf BlueMotion also benefits from aerodynamic changes, plus a new braking energy recovery function, as well as a start-stop system and lightweight alloy wheels mounted with low rolling resistance tires.
The new Golf BlueMotion’s touted extraordinary gas mileage rating is complemented by CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km.