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Unread 05-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Lightbulb New Volkswagen CrossPolo Urban White Special Edition is Only for Germany


Volkswagen is expanding its CrossPolo offerings in Germany with the introduction of a new special edition model named “Ubran White” that features bespoke content.
The new edition of the crossover version of the Polo combines a white paint for the body with a matte black finish for the protective moldings and gloss black for the mirror housings and roof rails.

The car rides on new 17-inch alloy wheels while the finishing touch comes from the tinted side and rear windows.
Inside, the Urban White model features a black roof lining and new seats trimmed in grey upholstery and alcantara with black leather bolsters, along with silver decorative trim for the dashboard and matching color stitching on the steering wheel, handbrake, gearshift lever and floor mats.


In Germany, buyers can select from an engine lineup that includes four-petrol and three turbocharged diesel units with outputs ranging from 68hp (70PS) to 103hp (105PS). Prices start from €18,975 (US$24,590) for the 68hp 1.2-liter petrol engine with a five-speed manual transmission.









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Looks like every other VW ut there except cheaper.
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Front wheel drive? Hottest engine in the lineup, out of seven choices no less, only does 103HP? Looks like that?


No thanks. You're welcome to keep that thing, Germany.
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If it averages over 100 mpg and cost less then 10k us then maybe
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One of the main benefits in placing a lower displacement engine in a car like this is that the driver will be using the engine in it's most efficient range while accelerating, though this will also be dictated by gearing and the driver's competency.

Typical internal combustion OHC engines are most efficient at wide open throttle and low to mid range RPM's, right where these 80hp 1.3's and 70hp 1.2's are operating at in a 2700lb family car.

To a hypermiler, this is gold. To a soccer mom trying to beat rush hour traffic, this is not. If you aren't in a huge hurry to get somewhere in a short span of time and only need to ferry around your kids and groceries, a car like this can be amazingly fuel efficient.
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If a car cannot do 0-60 in under 8 seconds and maintain 75MPH without even trying I'm not interested at all. This car would struggle to make it in 12 seconds with the strongest engine in the lineup, and I honestly doubt the base engine could get to 75MPH at all, let alone maintain it on hills. I'd end up better off MPG wise with a Crown Vic.


Trucks get a pass on that because they're designed to tow and haul stuff, but I have a feeling mine will 0-60 faster than a base 1.2l CrossPolo anyway.
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Most cars can't do 8 seconds to 60

I know none of ours can.
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8 seconds 0-60 is painfully slow after you've been around some of the quicker cars on the road for a while.

I remember I kept waiting for boost to kick in with my LTC when I was merging on the highway. I was like, where's the beef?

Of course I could still hear after I stepped out of the Lincoln, so It was a bit different from riding in the Nissan.
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Most cars can't do 8 seconds to 60

I know none of ours can.
I wouldn't be terribly interested in owning any of them then. I rather like performance and don't care if I take an MPG hit to get it, 8 seconds to sixty is the slowest I'll accept something that doesn't have a box on the back going. Even brand new Miatas can make that mark, and Miatas are not in any way designed for straight-line shenanigans.
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I wouldn't be terribly interested in owning any of them then. I rather like performance and don't care if I take an MPG hit to get it, 8 seconds to sixty is the slowest I'll accept something that doesn't have a box on the back going. Even brand new Miatas can make that mark, and Miatas are not in any way designed for straight-line shenanigans.
Neither your Explorer nor your old van could do it. Neither have a box on the back.

I guess the Grand Prix might be able to sneak it in, but it would be close. The GTPs were rated for 6.5 seconds when new, so with 205k on a GT, that'd be a tall order. My Blazer had the most balls in its segment in 1996, and reviews applauded it for waking up and hauling to 60 in 9 seconds flat..

Miatas are certainly designed for corners, but even so, they're a two door RWD sports car, they can't be THAT slow in the straight line.
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