posted 6 years ago

Used Polo BlueMotion Tempts Environmental Warriors

Environmentally conscious motorists can sleep soundly at night if they invest in a used Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion.

Environmentally conscious motorists can sleep soundly at night if they invest in a used Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion. This specific model in the recently replaced Polo range was introduced in 2007 and retired to an unspoilt green pasture in 2009.

Whereas the Polo range as a whole is available with various engines, the BlueMotion specification features only one. This 1.4-litre diesel engine produces 78bhp and returns a combined average of 74.3mpg. Emissions are therefore only 99g/km which means the basic version of this robustly constructed supermini qualifies for free road tax. However, the higher specified BlueMotion 2 is slightly less efficient and sits in road tax band B/£35.

The Polo BlueMotion achieves its staggering fuel efficiency through a series of technical modifications. These include revised gearing, low resistance tyres, and sumptuously sleek aerodynamics. Standard equipment includes power steering, CD player, and an engine immobiliser to ensure your environmental marvel stays where you park it. The BlueMotion 2 adds an automatic dimming rear-view mirror and leather steering wheel.

Motoring.co.uk's database reveals the used Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion is available from 'buy safe' sellers on a 2009 plate from £13,000.