Volkswagen is releasing a new small car: the Volkswagen up!. A city specialist for many of the world's countries. A vehicle with charisma and great potential. In Germany - the debut sphere - advance orders are already being taken for the new up! with prices starting at 9850, euros. The new Volkswagen will officially release in successive steps beginning in late December 2011.
Three equipment versions are provided for various budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level version, move up! the convenience-oriented model, and high up! is the top version. At sphere release there will also be two updated models based on the high up!: the up! black and up! white.
On a minimal footprint (3. 54 metres long), the Volkswagen up! provides maximum room for 4 people and highly efficient powertrain technologies. Making its debut in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder engines. The petrol engines have performance outputs of 44 Kw / 60 PS and 55 Kw / 75 PS, fulfil the Euro 5 emissions traditional and drive the front wheels. Combined fuel consumption values for the Bluemotion Technology version (with such features as a Stop/start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance): 4. 2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4. 3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both 1. 0-litre engines satisfy the 100 g/km CO2 emissions limit.
A natural gas motor with 50 Kw / 68 PS will follow with the same general technology as the petrol engines. This Volkswagen up! Ecofuel Bluemotion Technology will attain a groundbreaking low CO2 value of 79 g/km. At the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt, Volkswagen introduced a nearly production-ready concept of this extremely clean natural gas version - the eco-up!. There are also firm plans for an up! with an electric drive in 2013, and a study of the up! Blue-e-motion was shown at the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt as well. Just as new as the engines are the car's two new 5-speed gearboxes (one manual and one automatic version); they are among the lightest of their types in the world.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is rear. A comprehensive 132 Kw / 180 PS comeback! This GTI lives up to its legendary name: Superior handling features unified with uncompromising motor dynamics and a maximum of security. The list of innovative features runs via the new Volkswagen Polo GTI like a common theme. Take the engine: This Volkswagen Polo is powered by a new 1. 4-litre TSI with petrol direct injection plus turbo- and supercharging. Textbook downsizing. Performance is transferred to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG, which is traditional equipment. An electronic transverse differential lock (XDS) reduces the tendency to understeer and especially enhances handling in quick driving via curves.
Equipped in this way, the Volkswagen Polo GTI - available in a 3-door and a 5-door version - is extremely agile and super efficient underway: Weighing 1184, kg, the Volkswagen Polo GTI accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6. 9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 229 km/h. At the same time, it is the most economical and lowest emitting GTI of all times. Combined fuel consumption: just 6. 0litres per 100 kilometres. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km.
By comparison: Its direct predecessor with regard to performance - also equipped with a 180 PS 1. 8-litre turbo motor - consumed 7. 9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km CO2). This means that the new vehicle is 25 percent more economical. That's real progress. The GTI is also the first Volkswagen Polo to be available with bi-xenon headlights including cornering light, LED daytime running light and corner marker light as well as a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof.
The tradition of the sporty top Volkswagen Polo model versions reaches rear nearly a quarter of a century and is based on the legendary Volkswagen Polo Coupé G40 from 1986. As the first vehicle ever to be equipped with a mechanical G-charger - it re-defined the car dynamic limits in this segment. Its motor had a performance of 83 Kw / 113 PS and made the Volkswagen Polo G40, which in top condition today is a coveted collector's item, nearly 200 km/h quickly. In contrast, the predecessor of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI first switched over to turbo technology in the year 2006. Its base version had a performance of 110 Kw / 150 PS; the legendary Cup Edition then took this figure up to 180 PS.