The new Golf Variant TGI BlueMotion can be ordered now in Germany. The fuel-efficient and eco-friendly natural gas model extends the product range of the Golf Variant. At Volkswagen, the acronym TGI refers to natural gas drives; it is one of the main pillars of the Volkswagen powertrain and fuel strategy.
The four-cylinder engine of the Golf Variant TGI BlueMotion produces 81 kW / 110 PS1 and develops a maximum torque of 200 Newton metres. This engine lets customers drive the bi-fuel car with either natural gas or petrol, and in natural gas mode its fuel consumption with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) is just 3.5 kg / 100 km with CO2 emissions of just 95 g/km. This translates into fuel costs of approx. 3.75 euros per 100 kilometres driving distance.
Specifically, fuel consumption in natural gas mode (kg/100 km) is: urban 4.5 – 4.4 / extra-urban 2.9 / combined 3.5; CO2 emissions combined 97 – 95 g/km/ efficiency class: A+.
Today, when a customer switches over to a vehicle with a natural gas drive, there is no need to make compromises in power or comfort or a sufficient driving range. The standard auxiliary petrol tank in the car gives the Golf Variant TGI BlueMotion a total driving range of nearly 1,400 km. In pure natural gas operation, it is possible to cover a distance of approx. 430 km.
A network of around 920 natural gas filling stations in Germany alone assures broad coverage. In principle, natural gas engines emit 25 per cent less CO2 than a comparable petrol engine. When biogas is used, the CO2 savings increase to over 80 per cent. Today, pure biomethane is sold at 180 natural gas filling stations in Germany. On average, the biomethane share of natural gas fuel for vehicles is already over 20 per cent today.
The entry-level price for the new Golf Variant TGI BlueMotion in Germany is € 24,400 (USD 33,200)