For those of you Volkswagon-lovers or Golf-lovers (the car I mean), you are in luck as VW is working on a 105 horsepower, 184 lbs.-ft. of torque at a low 2,000 rpm diesel engine that could change the way you pump gas forever.
At 74MPG, you would get about 700-800 miles of non-stop driving equal to a drive between San Francisco and Las Vegas almost.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed so that this Golf gets to production.
Debuting in concept form today is the most fuel efficient and cleanest version of Volkswagen’s sixth-generation Golf. Wearing the BlueMotion badge, as is common for VeeDubs with fuel-saving tweaks, the new Golf is able to complete the European driving cycle mileage tests with a rather epic 74 miles per gallon (around 62 mpg in the U.S. if conversions can be trusted). For those who like to keep track of such things, that’s just 99g/km of carbon emissions and an excellent score by any measure. In order to achieve such low fuel consumption and emissions, the Golf BlueMotion is bestowed with a miserly 1.6-liter TDI common rail diesel engine that kicks out 105 horses and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque at a low 2,000 rpm.