The Volkswagen Bluesport, a new eco-friendly car, will be in the Performance Volkswagen showroom in 2013.
The Volkswagen Bluesport, a performance-driven sports car, will use new technology to increase performance and decrease its impact on the environment. It will be powered by a 2.0 Liter Turbo Diesel Engine, which will produce approximately 168 Horsepower and 258 pounds-foot of Torque.
The Bluesport’s automatic start-stop system will improve performance and gas mileage for city drivers, such as Omaha commuters, who are in stop-and-go traffic on a daily basis. When the vehicle is stopped at a stop light or in a traffic jam, the engine shuts off. Tapping on the gas pedal quickly restarts the engine and gets you back on your way. This technology will achieve a combined fuel efficiency of about 54 mpg.
Volkswagen further improves the Bluesport’s eco-friendliness by implementing braking energy regeneration. When the car is braked energy is generated by the alternator, which relieves the engine while improving fuel economy.
The Volkswagen Bluesport will achieve a top speed of 140 mph and will have the ability to go from 0-60 in about 6.6 seconds with a quick-shifting 6-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. It will use a NOx storage catalytic converter to reduce CO2 emissions to around 113 g/km.
The lightweight construction also adds to the Volkswagen Bluesport’s eco-friendly design. Constructed mainly of aluminum, the Bluesport will weigh less than 2640 pounds and its 60-pound soft top roof will be the lightest in its class.
The Volkswagen Bluesport is expected to be ready for the 2013 market and will have a showroom price around $30,000.
For more information on the Bluesport in the coming months, visit Performance Volkswagen online or in person at 7108 S. 124th Circle, La Vista, Neb.