The European T5 van range that has already completed with the Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California models will get a new member as the new model year with the extra of two new engine options, those are the 2.0 liter TDI along with fuel- saving BlueMotion technology package, delivering as much 138 horses and the 2.0 TSI petrol engine.
The BlueMotion technology package is completed with more rigid 2.0 liter turbo diesel, producing output of 138 ponies and 251 lb- ft of peak torque. It also brings start/stop and brake energy recovery systems, low rolling resistance tires, and cruise control.
For the Bluemotion 2.0 TDI 140 PS, you can opt for a choice of either a manual gearbox or DSG dual clutch transmission with front wheel drive. However the 4MOTION all- wheel drive is also available. Aside of the driveline, all of three models figure fuel consumption savings of 0.5 lt/ 100 km.
The Transporter panel van Bluemotion 2.0 TDI 140 PS figures fuel economy of 6.9 lt/ 100 km in combined cycle or 34 mpg US or 40.9 mpg UK, while the CO2 emission is delivered of 182 g/km.
The fuel consumption is 7.5 lt/100 km or 31.4 mpg US and the CO2 emission is figured at 198 g/km when it mated with the 4MOTION. On the other hand the Multivan figures 7.0 lt/ 100km fuel economy and 184 CO2 emissions and when fitted with 4MOTION the numbers become 7.8 lt/100 km and 206 g/km CO2 emission.
Now, the company has added a new engine choice into the petrol lineup, that is the 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder TSI petrol, churning out 148 horses and 280 Nm of peak torque. It is coupled with a six- speed manual transmission that moves the front wheels. With such power, the car is able to sprint from standstill to 100 km/ h in 11 seconds sprint time, while reaching 180 km/h top speed. The average fuel economy is returned of 9.5 lt/100 km, while CO2 emissions of 222 g/km.
The 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology on the Transporter panel is offered in Germany with a starting price of €27,450, while the 2.0 TSI model cost at €25,445.