Volkswagen has extended its Bluemotion range to include the Scirocco and Passat CC. Both models now benefit from revisions to their 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine, with improvements to fuel economy and a reduction in CO2 emissions. The Scirocco Bluemotion now features stop/start tech and a battery regeneration system enabling fuel consumption to climb from 55.4mpg to 62.8mpg on the combined cycle for the manual model. CO2 emissions also drop to 118g/km from 134g/km and allow the Scirroco to drop two tax brackets to a £30 annual rate. These improvements are enough to see the VW gain advantage against a coupe rival, the Honda CR-Z, in the fuel consumption stakes and run the sporty hybrid close on CO2 emissions without the use of hybrid tech. The CR-Z hits 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and emits 117g/km. VW’s 167bhp 2.0-litre diesel fitted to the Scirocco GT also sees revisions with economy improving from 53.3mpg to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions reduced from 139g/km to 134g/km. Bluemotion variants of the Passat CC replace all existing diesel versions of the four-door coupe, again seeing improvements to fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions. Fuel economy for the 138bhp car rises from 50.4mpg to 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and there’s a cut in CO2 emissions from 146g/km to 125g/km. All Bluemotion models are available to order right now.
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