Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Powered Volkswagen Golf Hits Showfloors
Back in December, the folks at Volkswagen unveiled the new Golf BiFuel MK-VI. The VW can run on either traditional petroleum or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and has just now entered the German Automakers lineup.
Tucked neatly into the engine bay of the new Golf is a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated powerplant that is good for just under 100 horsepower and a few less lb/ft. When running on normal petroleum, you are able to cover about 32 miles for every gallon. When burning LPG, that number drops to the 24 mile per gallon range. However, due to the current difference in fuel prices, VW claims a savings of about $8.50 every 60 miles.
What makes the new Golf even more appealing, are the separate fuel tanks for LPG and regular fuel. Combined, the twin fuel tanks offer a range of 680 miles.
Sadly, the Golf BiFuel MK-VI is currently only available to our European brothers, and has no plans of making a stateside visit. The current price is listed at $31,500.