New VW Transporter Bluemotion claims over 50mpg

Volkswagen has applied its Bluemotion fuel-saving tech to the Transporter van and the result is a claimed 51.4mpg combined

Volkswagen Transporter Bluemotion

VW has introduced a new fuel-sipping Bluemotion version of the Transporter panel van priced from £19,670 exc VAT. With VAT the cost rises to £24,591.

The short wheelbase version of the T6 van is powered by a 102bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine which is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. VW claims combined cycle economy of 51.4mpg an 145g/km of CO2. That’s an improvement of 3.5mpg and reduction of 8g/km over the standard Transporter in it's greenest specification.

The improvements in efficiency are a result of a range of aerodynamic tweaks VW has made to the Transporter. The suspension has been lowered, low rolling resistance tyres have been fitted, while modified gear ratios and cruise control have also been added. Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems also feature.

VW isn’t the only manufacturer to bring an eco version of one of its van to the market. Vauxhall has an ecoFLEX version of the Vivaro but it isn’t as efficient as the Transporter Bluemotion, returning a claimed 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 155g/km. 

Check out our round-up of the most economical vans on sale here...

Most Popular

New all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 arrives to take on Tesla
Ioniq 5 - front
Hyundai

New all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 arrives to take on Tesla

The new Ioniq 5 – the first model from Hyundai’s all-electric sub-brand – takes design influence from the 45 Concept and will be offered with two batt…
23 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI ‘Edition 45’ anniversary model leaked
Volkswagen Golf GTI 'Edition 45' - front
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI ‘Edition 45’ anniversary model leaked

The Volkswagen Golf GTI will soon get a new special edition model to celebrate its Sapphire anniversary
23 Feb 2021
New 2021 Mercedes C-Class gets sporty image and S-Class tech
Mercedes C-Class - front
Mercedes C-Class

New 2021 Mercedes C-Class gets sporty image and S-Class tech

The fifth-generation Mercedes C-Class features a range of petrol, diesel and plug-in powertrains, with high performance AMG models set to follow in 20…
23 Feb 2021