Clean with auto gas: Also debuting as a world premiere in Bologna is the Golf BiFuel that is factory-built for operation with auto gas. Its bivalent drive – a simple switchover and it can be powered by gasoline – reduces costs and emissions. When the Golf BiFuel is powered by LPG (liquified petroleum gas), the environmental impact compared to a gasoline driven car is: about 10 percent lower CO2 emissions.
Compared to aftermarket auto gas systems, the system now being presented in the Golf BiFuel offers significant advantages. For one, the car together with its fuel tanks – and this is not true of aftermarket solutions – is crash tested as a total system; so it is very safe. Second, the engine was specifically configured for LPG operation and is therefore more durable than engines originally configured as just gasoline engines. In LPG mode, the 72 kW / 98 PS strong four-cylinder of the Golf BiFuel consumes 9.2 liters of LPG per 100 kilometers on average (149 g/km CO2). The bottom line for these 100 kilometers based on average prices for LPG in Germany: just €6.38*.
* = Average price of LPG in Germany on November 18, 2008.
** = Average price of LPG in Germany on November 18, 2008.