We have already reviewed the Volkswagen Passat but today we take a look at the Bluemotion variant.

Very fuel efficient and environmentally friendly

It’s a great looking vehicle that’s dedicated to be eco friendly and fuel efficient, whilst ensuring the typical wonderful Passat characteristics are not compromised and kept intact. The car emits just 109g/km of C02 meaning it matches the marvellous BMW 320d EfficientDynamics on that particular statistic. The beauty is that the car is a huge £7,600 cheaper. This means that road tax will be free for the first year and just £20 thereafter. Need a car to travel around the country with your family? If your interested in the Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion you’ll be pleased to hear that it returns just 68.9 MPG.

Bluemotion technology

As you may have excepted, the car contains plenty of green technology all of which comes under the Bluemotion radar. This includes start stop technology whereby the car’s engine switches off when it is in traffic and starts up again when the car needs to be driven off. This saves the car from wasting fuel as well as emitting emissions when it doesn’t need to. The car’s low resistance tyres, low drag front grill and rear spoiler along with a new lowered suspension system allows the car to be more aerodynamic, allowing more energy to be saved.

Conservative drivers

The car isn’t meant to driven around like a sports car, as the gear shift indicator will remind you. Signals appear from that particular system when the car is over revving, in order to save the driver as much fuel as possible.  Acceleration statics of 0 – 62 MPH in 12.2 seconds will deter drivers who seek a thrilling and fast drive away. It can be safely assumed that the Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion is intended for conservative drivers. Don’t purchase the car if you want to zip around corners at speed or stay in the fast lane on the motorway.


We recommend the car as it won’t break your bank balance to keep it going. If you want a quality practical family car that’s stylish as well as cheap to run and competitively priced, you can’t get much better than a Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion.