Friday, March 27, 2009

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD

After the Polo, the BlueMotion offensive and the Golf GTI, Volkswagen is throwing the arrow next to your quiver: the Volkswagen Golf GTD. It is extremely fuel efficient yet very sporty, and is debuting as a world premiere at the Auto Mobil International 2009 in Leipzig (March 28-April 05). GTD code letters carried on a tradition: the VW Golf GTD first appeared in 1982 - was the GTI from diesel engines. Now, Volkswagen has perfected the various aspects of sportsmanship. The new Golf GTD with its 125 kW / 170 PS is addressed to all fans that diesel in a maximum dynamic performance. This is where GTD shows a clear affinity with the new GTI (155 kW / 210 PS). While the GTI is in a league of its own with an efficient turbo petrol engine that offers the same performance as more expensive sports cars, the Volkswagen Golf GTD is making its appearance with great fuel economy. Every 100 miles, only 5.3 liters of fuel to flow through the valves of the piezo-injection common rail engine that can not be set as a diesel. Which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g / km. This contrasts with a maximum speed of 222 km / h and 8.1 seconds for the sprint to 100 km / h.

Range of about 1000 kilometers

Like the GTI, GTD is a 6-speed manual transmission can be changed by an optional 6-speed DSG - which in the eyes of many experts is the most efficient machines of our time. The Volkswagen Golf GTD with DSG reaches a top speed of 220 km / h, accelerates to 100 km / h in 8.1 seconds and consumes 5.6 liters of diesel on average (147 g / km CO2). These low fuel consumption while taking GTD variants at distances of about 1000 kilometers on one tank of fuel (55 liters).

The GTD sport chassis equipped with standard 17-inch alloy wheels ( "Seattle" type) has a close relationship with the GTI, very agile in its handling properties, as well as its parallel in the appearance and characteristics.

VW Golf GTD foreign

The exterior shows clearly that this is the sporty VW Golf with a diesel engine. Take the lead, for example: bumpers, radiator grille and headlights are a 1:1 match with the GTI. However, the horizontal stripes of red on the radiator grille in chrome are called in GTD. At the rear, the modified turbo-diesel sports a diffuser. GTD but does not come with the emblem of the purchase of the car, the diesel version of the Golf can be recognized by its twin chrome exhausts on the left side of the diffuser (the GTI has a tube on the left and one on the right) .

VW Golf GTD sound

Sound - sound sports - has not traditionally been a strength of diesel engines. However, the GTD of new common rail engine is different. Since it no longer has an overlapping "hammering" sound that was once characteristic of diesel engines, the engineers were able to adjust their sound for the first time. This is achieved through a sound generator, giving a beep, especially in the lower range of engine speed. The sound generator electromagnetic evaluates engine speed, the momentary power demand and vehicle speed and the data obtained through the CAN bus of the car and the engine sound you hear music on the inside.

VW Golf GTD interior

Volkswagen GT philosophy is also reflected in the interior. It is expressed in the standard high-end sports seats, a 3-spoke leather steering wheel, whose curvature is flattened at the bottom (in the GTD signature chrome badge), leather parking brake lever and leather gearshift with sewing start contrasting color. However, unlike the GTI in the red, but it is not gray. The same applies to seats in sports "Jacky" Pattern: The color chosen for the flat felled seams are an elegant gray (gray Arts ") instead of red (" Red Flash "). The seats themselves are called a "Black-White" color.

VW Golf GTD safety and comfort

Other standard features of the Volkswagen Golf GTD include details such as black roofline and a black roof pillar trim, special interior accents, seven airbags including knee airbag on the driver's side, automatic climate control (Climatronic), front fog lights with the production of chrome, daytime running lights, ESP, a winter package (with heated windshield washer nozzles, heated front seats, headlamp cleaning system indicator light and low washer fluid) and the radio system 210 CCD. However, the most important component of the standard VW Golf GTD team remains the "common rail TDI with 170 hp that are used in golf for the first time.

TDI technology in detail

The engine displacement of 1968 cm3 is a new generation of TDI. Gives its maximum power at 4,200 rpm. The engine - the sport as it is fuel efficient - develops 350 Newton-meters of torque between 1750 and 2500 rpm. Its specific torque is 177.8 Newton-meters per liter of engine displacement. The result is that in virtually any driving situation, the sixteen-valve four-cylinder engine provides power equivalent to a six-cylinder engine sports car.

About the technology: the induction of fuel is in the hands of a rail system. Fuel injection pressures up to 1800 bar and a special eight-hole injection nozzles achieve exceptionally fine spray of diesel fuel. The eight-hole injection nozzles are driven by what is known as piezo injectors online. In this process, electrical piezoelectric crystals - powered by hydraulics - begin injection in fractions of a second. Compared to conventional solenoid valves, piezo technology enables more flexible injection processes and more accurately measure smaller amounts of fuel. The results are very quiet and pleasantly smooth engine performance, exceptionally fast response and excellent fuel economy and emissions values already mentioned.

Another of the characteristics which have a positive effect on the acoustics of the car is maintenance free for the toothed belt camshaft. Conversion to common rail technology and many other acoustic measures such as a noise buffer film on the windshield, the new Golf GTD one of the quietest diesel models in its class. Furthermore, the GTD will comply with the emission standard Euro-5. Advance sales of the Volkswagen Golf GTD will begin in Germany in early May 2009. And the prospects for successful market launch looks good. Because this sporty Volkswagen fits perfectly with our time.

Monday, March 23, 2009

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI

"What else was there in 1976?" called "Strietzel", also known as Hans-Joachim Stuck, from the window of the driver and that triggered a Volkswagen Golf GTI MK I after more than thirty years. "When a person has the opportunity to drive a 911, it was a real experience. And then suddenly this experience was also possible in the GTI. It is clear that a different level, but affordable to all. That is the genius this car, and thus has remained until today. The new GTI is a good example of this. " Stuck - one of the true giants of racing cars - works closely with Volkswagen AG. As a representative and the driver in car racing, and as an expert in chassis and power adjustment on the vehicle of development, also putting the finishing touches on the new Volkswagen Golf GTI, along with experts from the team "Hackenberg. At the Nürburgring, and head of development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck, competed in parallel, driving the Scirocco for the glory and professional experience in the last year of the race 24 hours a day.

Volkswagen is at home at the Nürburgring circuit in the North. It has always been the case. The GTI also. Even before selling the GTI started, this is the track of the "Green Hell" before thousands of spectators in 1975 - as a pace car at the prototype stage with a two-barrel carburetor rather than electronic injection. The rest is history. The history of the car. "The engine of the 110-PS GTI" Trapped recalls, "had a willingness to rev, it was fun from day one. There was nothing like before. That is why the GTI first made such a declaration."

In 2004, the fifth Volkswagen Golf GTI brought this legend more strongly than ever. Among the debut of the first generation and the production runout of the fifth generation, more than 1.7 million car buyers made the GTI a bestseller worldwide. Now this is being followed by the sixth GTI, bigger and even more secure than any other before it. A GTI that chassis systems - standard with electronic differential lock transversal (XDS) - redefines the behavior in the curves and traction. A 240 km / h fast GTI is more fun to drive with its powerful 155 kW / 210 hp turbo engine, but consumes just 7.3 liters super unleaded (improvement of 0.7 l/100 km) . GTI offers a voice to the dynamics of a sound generator and design of new exhaust systems (two exhaust pipes, one left and one right). A GTI successfully transfers to the tradition of the original version for the future.

And Hans-Joachim Stuck (58) is more than a figurehead Volkswagen Motorsport, and more than an expert who seeks only the weaknesses of the vehicle. "Strietzel", the nickname given to him as a baby by her godmother, and which today is still called by friends, GTI is a fan: "We have always had a GTI in the family, from first to sixth. The Pirelli issues too. There was no difference here. Even when I was under contract with BMW, I preferred to drive to the Nürburgring in a GTI. It was in a GTI to 911 drivers took me to distraction in the Northern Circuit. My wife is even when driving a GTI that first attracted my attention. "

Engine GTI

In the case of the Volkswagen Golf GTI VI generation, Trapped fascination started again with the engine: "It is extremely important that the current GTI, like its predecessor, should be another turbo. The momentum of high-tech engine fits in perfectly with our time. It is more fuel efficient than a large displacement engine, but thanks to the supercharger is so athletic. " And that is a key aspect of the Volkswagen Golf GTI tradition too: In the second generation, the G60 has driven an impressive four-cylinder engine (118 kW / 160 PS). Later, the engine was really GTI gained momentum with the momentum in the fourth generation Golf GTI 132 kW (the exact name). Technology and the times were ready for this approach. A limited edition (3000 cars) of 132 kW / 180 PS version was introduced in the VW Golf GTI's 25th anniversary in 2001. Although it had been a turbo-PS 150, which still lacks the punch aggressive version of the anniversary. With the launch of the Volkswagen Golf GTI MK V, a new turbo four-cylinder was employed, which delivers an output of 147 kW / 200 PS. On the 30th anniversary of the GTI, a 169 kW / 230 hp turbo engine was introduced in the VW Golf GTI Edition 30. Shortly thereafter, this new engine also powers the second GTI Pirelli.

Exactly 155 kW / 210 PS, in terms of power level of the new Golf GTI TSI engine is placed between the last production of the GTI Edition 30 and Year. Although their performance and displacement data may suggest an advanced development of PS-200 engine, in reality it was a new engine of the "EA888" generation of engines with technical backgrounds were in the 230-PS version.

TSI being used in the GTI is a sixth of the second phase of development of these motors very quickly. Compared with the first "EA888" stage of development, this engine - optimized for the new assembly cross GTI - has new components such as modified pistons and piston rings, a regulated oil pump, a vacuum pump, a new high-pressure fuel pump and a new sensor for mass flow of air. When used in golf today, more powerful, the engine meets the emission limits Euro-5 standard.

Performance GTI

With respect to emissions and fuel economy, the new 210-PS engine has advanced far ahead of the two previous GTI four-cylinder engines with 200 and 230 hp. In particular, displacement 1984 cm3 of TSI in the new GTI is content with only 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers on average. In the 200-PS GTI, fuel consumption is 8.0 liters and 230-PS GTI entered into 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers. Therefore, the theoretical range of the sixth is about 750 kilometers GTI between fill-ups.

A 170 g / km, the engine also shows marked improvement in CO2 emissions. "And the new GTI," said Hans-Joachim Stuck, "can close the gap between a car business during the work week, and a competitor at the Nürburgring this weekend." In this context, it should be noted that the first Volkswagen Golf GTI in 1976 had a power of just 81 kW / 110 hp and a top speed of 182 km / h, and at that time was also one of the few cars to carry out this balancing act.

The new GTI is concerned with the success of these aspects at the same time attending to the ownership of most interest to buyers GTI - besides the appearance of the car - which is their dynamic behavior. In 1700 a low rpm and the engine develops its maximum torque of 280 Newton-meters. This reserve is available as a par value - an ideal showing in the plateau of the torque curve is not really a curve more - up to 5200 rpm. Pegado said: "In practice, this means striking power in all situations of life." The maximum power of the sixteen-valve engine with a 9.6:1 compression ratio can be exploited through a range of speeds from 5300 to 6200 rpm.

The resulting package has a large force of propulsion, the car completes its acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.9 seconds, and the new Golf GTI handles a sprint of a 1000 meters in 27.3 seconds from standstill. Equally impressive is the elasticity of the engine. In Fifth Gear, Volkswagen accelerates from 80 to 120 km / h in just 7.5 seconds. Even in sixth gear is only 9.5 seconds. Not until 240 km / h is the balance between the air resistance (cw = 0324) and power. The tachometer indicates 5900 rpm at this speed.

Like the previous model, the new GTI an optional 6-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) is offered as an alternative to the 6-speed manual transmission (including upshift recommendation on BlueMotion). In this case, golf offers a maximum speed of 238 km / h (at 5920 rpm). Like the last manually GTI version DSG accelerates to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds. Its average fuel consumption of 7.4 liters (173 g / km CO2) almost coincides with the excellent value of the manual transmission (7.3 liters).

However, numbers alone tell half the story about the dual clutch transmission. Paste: The DSG is incredibly fast and accurate. And the way the Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG dual declutches when downshifting is a joy for any sports car engine. The most interesting is the fact that the position of the pedal GTI in the first, and, of course, also in the normal Golf, was established so well versed that car drivers could double declutch correctly. "According to estimates, about 30 percent of all drivers so sporty GTI DSG with Volkswagen.

Sound of the GTI

The engine and exhaust system of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI are making their appearance with a unique and totally typical GTI sound. A sound that makes an impression very sporty yet irritating the occupants of cars on long tours. On the outside, the noise level is completely covered by the new GTI exhaust. The only visible elements of the exhaust system are the pair of chromed tailpipes integrated into the GTI diffuser black, one on the left and one on the right. Within a complex system of escape routes produces a typical sound GTI. In parallel, it was possible to reduce the weight of the system and its pressure. And that has a direct positive effect on driving performance and fuel economy. Furthermore, a sound generator ensures that the engine noise are perfectly sound "mixed" inside the vehicle too.

Chassis GTI

"Limits of the physical manipulation" always come into play when the safety of the reserves a bank needs to be determined. The real limits of the new VW Golf GTI in the handling limits was identified as a driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, which is at the wheel. A few laps at Hockenheim and the Nürburgring or a few kilometers in the "Alpes Maritimes" in the mountains above Nice roads are sufficient for the ex-Formula 1 driver and world champion endurance race very analytically describe why the Volkswagen Golf GTI-level units are more expensive sports cars and - this is key - you can also excite the drivers of expensive sports cars.

Paste: "It becomes immediately obvious what precisely tracks the GTI steering inputs. And the accuracy of direction is directly reflected in the quality of driving. The production of car chassis offers virtually no hint of body roll. The car almost roll and lack results in a very safe driving behavior. However, the GTI, not only deals with sports car with stiff, but also very comfortable. The electronic control of the pads of your new DCC system, in particular, A perfect synthesis of great comfort and excellent handling properties in the GTI. Of course, there are many sports cars that are too rigid. But this one is always right. This should be very clear. "

The sixth Volkswagen Golf GTI is equipped with a sport chassis and its front end was reduced by 22 mm and 15 mm rear. The whole architecture of the springs, shock absorbers and rear stabilizer was completely re-tuned. In front, the mainstay of family-type suspension with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. At the rear, an innovative multi-link suspension system ensures that the ESP is rarely necessary. The braking system is also extremely durable. Here are distinctive brake calipers painted red.

Sports and secure with XDS

For the first time in a Volkswagen, the XDS electronic differential lock cross is being used. That significantly improves traction and handling properties. Technically speaking, XDS is a functional extension of the electronic differential Limited (EDS), integrated into the ESP system.

Fast driving in the curve, as soon as the innovative electronics detects that the wheel inside the curve on the GTI's front axle is driven sufficiently charged, specifically the ESP hydraulic pressure builds up in the wheel brake to restore a optimum traction. XDS It acts as a kind of cross-locking differential that compensates for the understeering which is typical in front-wheel drive vehicle driving through the curves faster.

Results: With XDS, driving behavior is much more accurate and neutral, drivers perceive as more features such as the handling of a vehicle with all-wheel drive traction to the front. Hans-Joachim Stuck, "Beyond Good and the GTI chassis design, the XDS car gives a great measure of stability of leadership. And that leads to greater enjoyment of driving as it reduces understeering. Experienced drivers sports will be much more active way. However, XDS is a very important safety feature for drivers too normal, because they will not experience any surprises with the GTI. It simply no longer go ahead. "

Dynamic and comfortable with DCC

Furthermore, the dynamic chassis control (DCC) system Strietzel mentioned is available on the new GTI. Continuously reacts to the driving situation and road and modifies the damping characteristic accordingly. The driver sees major advances in comfort and dynamic performance directly. During acceleration, braking and steering actions, damping is stiffened in just fractions of a second to best meet the dynamic needs of vehicles and reduce the movement of pitch and roll as described by Stuck.

For drivers who choose the system, besides the "normal" with a basic medium value in the DCC Volkswagen Golf GTI also offers the "Sport" and "Comfort" modes that are activated by a push for change above the door. In "Sports", the power steering is also attentive to a more dynamic response.

Cruise safely with the ACC

For the first time, the control system of the distance ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) is offered in the Volkswagen Golf GTI after the late summer of 2009. When the ACC automatically brakes and accelerates the GTI in a window frame rate of 30 to 210 km / h. Especially when the cruise speed, for example, the speed limit on the motorway, the CAC offers a major plus in comfort and safety.

Implementing a remote control with laser sensor in the rearview mirror that continuously analyzes the distance to the vehicle in front of the car and its five-speed lasers. The system works successfully in the curve of driving too. The CAC is controlled via a lever on the steering column. Important: As soon as the ACC system reaches its limits, the driver is asked to retake control of visual and audible warning signals.

Park Assistance Generation II

Another high-tech in the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Park Attendance is optional park assistant director. The second generation system is used here. Which allows almost automatic backup parking parallel to the road. The driver must only operate the accelerator and brake (on the last version manual) clutch, the GTI oxen in the pre-scanned by the sensor control. Previously the space had to be at least 1.4 meters longer than the vehicle, now 1.1 meters is sufficient. In addition, the system now allows for multiple forward-backward in the stages of parking. Park Assistance is disabled as soon as the driver manually intervenes in the right direction. When ordering GTI with this system, the acoustic system proximity warning ParkPilot (front and rear) and Hill Hold Control are also included.

Bi-xenon headlights with bend lighting

As an option, Volkswagen is offering the Volkswagen Golf GTI with the completely redesigned bi-xenon headlights including dynamic curve lighting. Headlights turn over leadership of a radius of up to 13 degrees outward and seven degrees on the inside. The style of the headlights closely matches the sporty character of the GTI. The interior double modules (xenon outboard, parking light / turn signal on board) each have a sheath of chrome through which projects an impressive image. Located below the low - the GTI and design - are always aligned vertically and standard fog lamps.

Interior of the GTI

If there is no such thing as total perfection of ergonomics is to be found in the new GTI. Paste: "This environment is not that a person would have in a luxury sedan. However, the interior is uncompromisingly sporty. It begins with the seats. They offer a high degree of comfort and long travel are equally suitable for running 24 hour race. IAWG is super comfortable, super-ergonomic. You can adjust everything on the seat. But it is not necessary. Only to rise, move the seat forward once, then back, and it is. Sit . Done. A perfect fit. "A real compliment.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is equipped with standard sports seats, which - as once before - are upholstered in a plaid pattern fabric ( "Jacky"). Leather seats ( "Vienna") are available as options. A lumbar support built into the seats to be positioned by a lever on the side of the seat. For security reasons, optimized whiplash head restraints (WOKS) are also on board. Headrest precisely counteract whiplash in an accident. Logo GTI has worked in the WOKS material.

Additional Features: Of course, it also has pedals Golf with brushed stainless steel lids, a GTI custom gearshift lever in aluminum look, a leather steering wheel with handle recesses and GTI emblem, there is naturally red decorative stitching on the steering wheel, and leather gearshift surround brake grip, of course, the roofline is black, making it the mainstay of court. Naturally, because this is a Golf GTI. That is why decorative inserts in the doors and tools are customized with "Black Stripe" elements of style - black, high gloss metal look accents. In any case, the GTI is broken through the boundaries of class with high surface quality and characteristics that are pleasing to the touch and sight. The impression made by the materials and workmanship, details such as brushed chrome accents and elegant round instruments give the impression of actually sitting in a car the next higher class, or a more expensive sports car. In contrast to most sports cars, however, the VW Golf GTI provides ample space for five people. Its load capacity of between 350 and 1305 liters GTI also makes sure that drivers can handle almost all the challenges of everyday life with confidence.

Monday, March 9, 2009

1968 Volkswagen 411

On September 19, 2008 forty years have passed since Volkswagen presented the VW 411, at that time the largest and most powerful model, however, some 200 journalists in Wolfsburg. Journalists had put the VW through its 411 meters on the new Volkswagen Ehra-Lessien testing, testing the equipment and vehicle performance. Volkswagen built 367,728 units until production ceased in July 1974 and 416 of these are registered as old-timers (since September 2008).

The ads claimed there had never been a VW like this before. And they were very good. This was the first model with a unibody, a four-door option, more space than any other Volkswagen and a wheelbase longer than the Volkswagen Beetle. A new design, powerful, 68 HP air-cooled boxer engine of 1.6 liters mounted at the rear of the VW 411 was robust enough for long journeys, even at a maximum speed of 145 km / h. The innovative sporty chassis with MacPherson Strut front suspension and rear suspension with double joint axles also used in the Porsche 911 made sure the car held the road well. The midsize sedan highlighted "the luxury of a luxury car." Available with a normal or an L equipment line, the Wolfsburg Biggie "offered customers space and comfort, enhanced safety, a total of 570 liters of luggage space front and rear and an optional automatic transmission.

The story of what is known as the Type 4 began in 1962 as development project EA 142. The economics of mass production, which began in February 1967, is based on sales of 822,500 vehicles over a period of four years with a daily production of 1,000 units. The price of the VW 411 ranged from 7770 to 9285 DM.

Compared with 1500/1600, Volkswagen launched in 1961, the VW 411 was noticeably larger and better equipped. Volkswagen to set up the new vehicle in the upper midsize segment which was beyond the scope of the Beetle and Type 3, and expand the market position in the long term by broadening the range of models. For this reason, the publicity concentrated on technical innovations and the high level of comfort as well as highlighting typical Volkswagen characteristics such as quality, efficiency and service.

In the period prior to market launch on October 5, 1968, dealers, press and customers responded positively to the Volkswagen 411. Once the car has reached the market, problems with the engine in the first models delivered and an increasingly negative press for the sale of braking. The most common customer complaints related to noise from the engine and the driving engine of the limited production and what was perceived as an unaesthetic front end. Since over 80% of VW 411 buyers and customers of Volkswagen, the vehicle is not to win new customer groups. As a result of these marketing problems, could not be remedied by sales incentives either, lowering the production of Volkswagen sporadically to 75 vehicles per day.

The company introduced an improved version, the VW 411 E, for the 1970 model year. Electronic fuel injection boosted engine output to 80 hp and the front end, which has the nickname of the "Nasenbär" (coati), received a facelift. VW 411 E Variant, provided even more space for luggage, and this estate version was soon selling twice as well as the saloon door. Type 4 exports to the U.S. began in 1971, and the car sold better than expected there, soon accounting for roughly 40% of total sales. Another new and improved model called the VW 412 followed in 1972. Type of production of 4 in the Wolfsburg plant continued until 1973, when the production line was relocated to Salzgitter, and production of Volkswagen of South Africa began in 1969.

Even though the VW 411/412 did not break any sales model, however, has an important role in the history of Volkswagen, as the last large series model with air cooling and a rear-mounted engine. A 1966 prototype is on display in Automuseum Wolfsburg.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

1992 Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Vento (1992)

1992 Volkswagen Golf III VR6

Volkswagen Golf III VR6 (1992)

1992 Volkswagen Vento VR6

Volkswagen Vento VR6 (1992)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

2009 Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept

It is still a concept - the most fuel efficient five places in the world. Your name: Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept. Fuel consumption: 3.3 liters of CO2 emissions: only 87 g / km! Likely to enter production: very high! However, before launching a potential production, development should be completed in the new 1.2 liters TDI with common rail injection. And that is precisely what the team led by Head of Development Dr Ulrich Hackenberg is working with great emphasis. "I hope," says Dr. Hackenberg, "we are able to enter production in February 2010. Meeting this schedule will be very demanding. However, the engine and other systems of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion concept are already in operation with these promising performance that we are on track to achieve our goal. "

The "other" referred to include an automatic start-stop system and regenerative braking. These two technologies alone to reduce the fuel consumption of 55 kW / 75 hp three-cylinder direct injection diesel by up to 0.2 liters per 100 kilometers.

But that's not all you're doing. In the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept car, which weighs just 1080 kg, Volkswagen requested a range of efficiency measures, including an aerodynamic package for the Volkswagen Polo, a body is reduced by 10 mm (including modified front), a aerodynamically optimized low and low rolling resistance tires on 15 inch alloy wheels. Together, these changes yield total savings of 0.8 liters of fuel. This has reduced CO2 emissions by 20 percent.

Other features that are in the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept car at the Geneva Motor Show 2009 includes a custom interior with "power" of court, and a display to indicate upshifting and tire pressure. The study design is painted in the new exterior color "Blue Emotion."

Start-stop system in detail

Particularly useful is a look at the full intuitive operation of start-stop system. As the driver approaches a red light in the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept car, he or she applies the brakes to stop the vehicle, changes in neutral (which should be standard practice with a conventional car) and has your foot off the clutch. This engine is turned off momentarily. A "Stop Start" message appears in the multifunction display. As the traffic light turns green again, the driver depresses the clutch fully, the engine starts, the "Start Stop" message disappears, and the driver puts the car in motion and resumed driving.

Regenerative braking in detail

Regenerative braking helps to recover energy that would otherwise be lost in a drive as efficiently as possible. During phases of deceleration and braking of the Polo BlueMotion concept car - that is, just when the driver releases the accelerator pedal or brake intentionally - the alternator charging voltage is high, which converts the kinetic energy of the car electrical energy to charge the battery.

Thanks to the control of the alternator - which regulates the alternator as a function of engine performance for optimal battery charging - it is possible to reduce the voltage of the alternator at other times, eg during acceleration or driving at a constant speed . It is even possible to completely turn off the alternator. This reduces the load on the engine and improves fuel economy. Special software for managing energy and modify the software driver is required to use motor regeneration.

The new umbrella brand BlueMotionTechnologies

Volkswagen Polo introduced the concept car in Geneva under the new umbrella brand "BlueMotionTechnologies. This label refers to all the production-or nearly mature production technologies and products that significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. These are new developments, such as start-stop and regenerative braking system used in the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept and the highly innovative SCR catalyst in the Passat CC BlueTDI also appear for the first time in Geneva. However, it also includes the NOx storage catalytic converter that has already been successfully introduced in the U.S., and hybrid-electric drive systems, and innovative engine systems such as the Touran TSI is EcoFuel debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009. A launching point for these extremely fuel efficient and low-emission products was the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion, which in 2006 was the first five places for fuel consumption to 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers. The Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept car far exceeds the record value of 0.5 liters.

The range of BlueMotion models available today and includes the set VW Golf, Jetta, Caddy, Touran, Sharan, Passat and Passat and Wagon. A recent survey by the organization "DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand", the famous and world's oldest institution of market research for the automobile, only demonstrates the success of the BlueMotion label has become today. In a representative survey, the highly respected DAT found that 85 percent of German car drivers are familiar with the BlueMotion label. The next best competitor reached only a level of recognition of 36 percent. This makes the BlueMotion number between 1 ecolabels car.


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