Info on the new Volkswagen Golf Plus BiFuel has emerged today as the German car maker is offering fuel saving alternatives on most of its models these days. The Volkswagen Golf Plus BiFuel is able to run on LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) besides conventional fuel emitting with 10 percent less CO2 into the atmosphere while also helping future customers save around 6.10 Euros/100 Km.
Equipped with a 1.6-litre 98 PS (72 kW) engine the Volkswagen Golf Plus BiFuel is able to achieve fuel consumption figures as low as 9.8 litres/100 Km when runing on LPG and 7.5 litres/100 Km when burning petrol and can cover as much as 1,100 Km thanks to its 55-litre petrol tank and 43 litres LPG tank.
The Volkswagen Golf Plus BiFuel price starts at 22,460 Euros and the vehicle is already available for order in Germany.
Volkswagen press release :
Safer and more durable than conversions
Wolfsburg, 12 June 2009 – The Golf Plus now also runs on LPG. Thanks to the use of this alternative fuel, a reduction of more than 10% in CO2 emissions and fuel savings of €6.10 per 100 kilometres* in LPG mode could also be achieved, due in part to the reduced German fuel tax in place until 2018. All in all, a solid argument.
With its bi-fuel drive system – which can run on petrol at the flick of a switch – the new Golf Plus lowers consumption and emissions: the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine with 72 kW / 98 PS needs an average of 9.8 litres of LPG per 100 kilometres (159 g/km CO2). When burning petrol, the Golf Plus BiFuel is even more economical (7.5 litres of Super, 179 g/km CO2) over the same distance.
This gives the LPG-powered Golf Plus an environmental edge, namely CO2 emissions more than 10% lower than those of comparable petrol-engined vehicles. The 55-litre petrol tank and the LPG tank, which has a usable volume of 43 litres and is built into the spare wheel well to save space, provide an extended range of more than 1,100 kilometres. The LPG tank alone has a range of about 440 kilometres. LPG filling station coverage is comprehensive in Europe – in Germany alone there are more than 4,700 stations.
The factory-installed solution for the new Golf Plus BiFuel is considerably more advantageous than an LPG conversion: to name just a couple of benefits, the vehicle has been subjected to extensive endurance testing and undergone crash testing with the LPG tank, making it extremely safe. Customers receive a full warranty for the entire vehicle, LPG components included. The new Golf Plus BiFuel is now available for order in the Trendline and Comfortline versions at an entry-level price of €22,460.

Source: Volkswagen