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

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
74 mpg
3.8 litres/100km
Real MPG
58 mpg
4.9 litres/100km
Fuel cost
9.5 p/mile
Fuel price
121 p/litre


Official CO2
99 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
5 euro
NOx:129 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


1st year rate
£0 16/17
Band A
12 month rate
Std rate
£0 16/17
Band A
12 month rate
BIK rate
19% 16/17
21% (17/18)
23% (18/19)

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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Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:14th Feb 2017

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