The Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion and Multivan BlueMotion, two work-vans that should be sold in the United States (but are not), now have more efficient engines and are remarkably fuel efficient. Volkswagen improved the Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion and Multivan BlueMotion’s technologies integrating low roll resistance tires, a start-stop system, brake energy recovery, modified the engine management and updated the transmission, as well as aerodynamic augmentation.
The Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion and Multivan BlueMotion come with a 2.0-liter TDI engine that 112hp, (114 PS) producing 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque.
The result: The Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion averages 5.8 liters for every 100 km which is about 40.5 mpg. The CO2 emissions for the Transporter BlueMotion is 153 grams-per-km. The Multivan BlueMotion MPV gets 6-liters per 100 km which is about 39.2 mpg US. The CO2 output of the Volkswagen Multivan BlueMotion produces 159 grams-per-km.
Granted, these numbers are only applicable to the European versions and if the Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion and Multivan BlueMotion come to the United States, they may become less efficient given our safety standards. Still, having a small van that can get this type of mileage while still being affordable may be just the thing small businesses are looking for.
Volkswagen has made no announcements regarding the sales of the Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion and Multivan BlueMotion in the USA. As of now, the Ford Transit Connect, Ram ProMaster, Nissan NV200 and Chevrolet Express City are entering the small cargo van wars – why not add the Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion and Multivan BlueMotion?
Speaking of the Ram ProMaster….