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Old 03-04-2008, 02:46 PM
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Default Revealed: Volkswagen's 69.9-MPG Diesel Hybrid

We've got more info -- and pictures! -- about the diesel hybrid Golf we've already told you Volkswagen is rolling out at the Geneva Motor Show, and it looks impressive.
According to a Google translation of Germany's Auto Bild, the potential Prius killer sports a 74-horsepower three-cylinder TDI engine -- Autoblog speculates it's the 1.4-liter used in the Polo BlueMotion -- mated to a 27-horsepower electric motor and a seven-speed double-clutch DSG transmission. There's a nickel-metal hydride battery in the trunk; a regenerative braking system helps keep it charged. The car has stop/start capability and a full-electric mode at low speed. An "energy monitor" display on the dashboard keeps tabs on what the powertrain is doing.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:49 AM
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Default Re: Revealed: Volkswagen's 69.9-MPG Diesel Hybrid

Unfortunately that article is from over a year ago and VW has since canceled the diesel hybrid Golf due to cost.
 
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:24 AM
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Default Re: Revealed: Volkswagen's 69.9-MPG Diesel Hybrid

Yesterday I was talking with a VW dealership salesman in my country and he informed me that VW Bluemotion line is going to be offered only to the markets with HQ diesel fuel, which is less than a half globe. :-) Many countries do not have quality diesel fuel which is necessary for the Blumotion hi-tech engines.
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Revealed: Volkswagen's 69.9-MPG Diesel Hybrid

It's too bad this was scrapped, or may not be coming here due to poor diesel fuel, because those are some impressive MPG numbers! I would be in for sure.
 
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