VW Golf 1.6 TDI 105PS BlueMotion

  • Used model
  • Diesel, Small family
  • 1600cc (1.7 litre), Manual 5-speed, 3 door
99 g/km
74 mpg
NGC Rating
The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest cars to 100+ for the most polluting.

VW Golf review

NGC verdict 11.08.2016

You would be forgiven for thinking that we've put the wrong picture at the top of this review. Surely that's just a Golf? Well we've got it right, it's just that the e-Golf looks almost identical to its internal combustion powered stablemates. In a market where the likes of the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 embrace being different and reflecting that in its design, how does Volkswagen's all-electric family car get on?

What is the VW e-Golf?

Volkswagen has proved with the e-Golf that its famous family car is nothing if not flexible. Models to bear the Golf badge include three and five door hatchbacks, an estate, a convertible, hot-hatch, seriously hot-hatch and soft-roader - with almost a full complement of engine options too in the shape of petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid, and full electric.

Review by Chris Lilly

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Official MPG is combined figure from NEDC test cycle; Real MPG is estimated based on real world driving conditions; Fuel cost is an indicative figure based on Real MPG and diesel price of 106.3p/litre.
Official MPG
74 mpg
3.8 litres / 100km
Real MPG
58 mpg
4.9 litres / 100km
Fuel cost
8.3 p/mile
Fuel price
106 p/litre


Official CO2 emissions from the NEDC test cycle. Euro standard, NOx and PM (particulates) are official air quality measures. Env Ratings are part of the NGC Rating. GHG = Green house gas rating – measures the impact of lifecycle CO2, AQ = air quality and measures the lifecycle impact of air quality emissions including NOx and particulates.
Official CO2
99 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro std
5 euro
NOx:129 PM:0
Env Ratings
0 = least polluting

VW Golf 1.6 TDI 105PS BlueMotion key information

  • Practicality
    3 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    1600cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    104 HP / 105 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    11.3 seconds
  • Top Speed
    118 mph / 190 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion charge

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Date Updated:21st Oct 2016

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