Volkswagen Again Receives ÖKO-TREND Award

Passat Bluemotion

Wolfsburg, 02 October 2007 - The Passat BlueMotion has been awarded the coveted “Automobile Environment Certificate” by ÖKO-TREND, an eco institute. With the highest scores in many of the categories that make up the criteria list, the fuel-efficient mid-class Volkswagen introduced this summer has been found to be one of the most environment-friendly automobiles of 2007.
A total of four Volkswagen models have now received ÖKO-TREND awards within a single year. They include the Polo BlueMotion, the Golf 1.4 TSI, the Touran EcoFuel and now the Passat BlueMotion.

The institute praised Volkswagen for successfully building an ecologically friendly long-distance automobile with a lot of transportation capacity. The vehicle’s BlueMotion features – identifiable by the logo on the tailgate and radiator grille – include a longer gear ratio in the third to fifth gears, reduced idle speed, enhanced underbody design for better aerodynamics and low-rolling-resistance tyres. The BlueMotion modifications have resulted in a reduction in fuel consumption in the saloon by 0.6 litres to only 5.1 litres and a reduction in CO2 emissions to 136 g/km, while the Passat estate BlueMotion runs on a mere 5.2 litres (a reduction of 0.7 litres) and emits 137 g/km CO2.

The next BlueMotion models (recently presented at the IAA in Frankfurt) are due to be launched soon as Volkswagen systematically expands the range of top-economy and top-environment-friendly versions from each vehicle series. The Golf BlueMotion is due on the market before year-end. It will be followed by the introduction of five further models, taking the total number of available Volkswagens with a BlueMotion label up to nine.

For more information on ÖKO-TREND, go the website at www.oeko-trend.de.

Source: Volkswagen

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