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New VW BlueMotion range breaks cover

Volkswagen has unveiled details of three new BlueMotion models ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show which opens on September 15.Volkswagen BlueMotion range 2010

The new Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion models emit 87 g/km, 99 g/km and 114 g/km of carbon dioxide respectively while every variant is also capable of travelling a minimum of 840 miles on a single tank of fuel.

The new Polo BlueMotion comes with a new 1.2-litre diesel engine which develops 73bhp and will do a manufacturer quoted 85.6mpg.

The Golf BlueMotion emits 99 g/km of CO2 and can achieve a combined economy figure of 74.3 mpg.

The Passat BlueMotion features a 1.6-litre diesel which replaces the existing 2.0-litre TDI unit currently fitted to the Passat BlueMotion. VW says it allows the new car to return 64.2 mpg on the combined cycle – up from the 57.6 mpg achieved by the outgoing car. At the same time emissions fall from 128 g/km to 114 g/km of CO2.

All three models are due to go on sale in the UK in early 2010 with prices and specifications due to be announced nearer the time.

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