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
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VW Golf review

NGC verdict 08.06.2015

Is this another nail in diesel’s coffin? Volkswagen’s first Golf BlueMotion powered by a petrol station arrives in September. With more power than the original, legendary Golf GTI, it delivers the fuel economy of a diesel with the lower (£1,700) purchase price of a petrol car yet it is enjoyable to drive.

The car is much more refined than a diesel which would be a boon on long journeys. It will also save company car drivers the three per cent company car tax surcharge on diesel.

Review by Russell Bray

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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 117.3p/litre.
Official MPG
74 mpg
3.8 litres / 100km
Real MPG
58 mpg
4.9 litres / 100km
Fuel cost
9.2 p/mile
5.7 p/km


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:5th Oct 2015

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