VW's New Polo GTI Lowers Fuel Consumption by 25%

VW Polo GTI

In brief: Volkswagen has introduced a new Polo GTI model equipped with a turbo and supercharging (TSI) engine and 7-speed transmission that lowers fuel consumption by 25%.

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Make/Model: Polo GTI
Manufacturer: Volkswagen

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VW Polo GTI

The engine in the new Polo GTI is a twincharged 1.4L TSI with a 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission which gives a combined fuel consumption of 5.9L/100km (40mpg US).

The predecessor of the Polo (in an equivalent package) had a 1.8L turbo engine and consumed 7.9L/100km (30mpg US). So the reduction in fuel consumption is a whopping 25%.

This doesn't affect performance much, however, as the Polo GTI does 0-62 in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 142mph.

And so ...

Other VW performance and handling additions include DSG and XDS for sport performance.

Photo credits: VW

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