Volkswagen Multivan Edition 25 live in Geneva 2011
Η Volkswagen ανακοίνωσε στη Γενεύη δύο νέες εκδόσεις για το Multivan. Πρόκειται για την έκδοση Edition 25 καθώς και την έκδοση BlueMotion. Συγκεκριμένα, η Multivan Edition 25 έχει κατασκευαστεί ώστε να εορταστούν τα 25στα γενέθλια του μοντέλου. Διαθέτει μαύρη ματ οροφή, μαύρες χειρολαβές, μαύρο ματ διακοσμητικά στον μπροστά προφυλακτήρα, αυτοκόλλητα και μαύρες ζάντες 18″. Θα είναι διαθέσιμο αποκλειστικά σε 3 χρώματα (άσπρο, κόκκινο και ασημί) με το σασί και τις αντιστρεπτικές να έχουνε βελτιωθεί.
Από την άλλη το Volkswagen Multivan BlueMotion φορά τον 2.0 λιτρο TDI κινητήρα απόδοσης 114 ίππων με 250 Nm ροπής και χάρη στην τεχνολογία BlueMotion (σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας κατά το φρενάρισμα, ελαστικά χαμηλής τριβής και σύστημα Start/Stop) καταναλώνει 6.4 λίτρα/100 χλμ και εκπέμπει 169 γρ/χλμ CO2.
Clean BlueMotion Technology: Most fuel-efficient Multivan ever
- As BlueMotion model the seven-seater consumes just 6.4 l/100 km
- Sets new best-in-class emissions benchmark at 169g CO2 per kilometre
Hanover / Geneva, March 2011. The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand will be showing its great innovative strength at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show. Even in spacious vehicles like the Multivan, BlueMotion technology exploits significant fuel-saving potential. The full-size, new Multivan BlueMotion, for instance, consumes almost a full litre of fuel less per 100 kilometres – making it the most fuel-efficient Multivan ever.
Compared to its counterpart with the comparable engine specification from the current range (75 kW TDI), at just 6.4 l/100 km the Multivan BlueMotion needs 0.9 litres less diesel (emitting 169 rather than 193 g/km of CO2). This has been achieved by means of an efficient, high-torque common rail four cylinder engine combined with a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration, tyres with particularly low rolling resistance and special aerodynamic measures. The 2.0 TDI engine in the Multivan BlueMotion produces 84 kW / 114 PS in power and develops a maximum torque of 250 Newton metres from just 1,500 rpm. This frugal and simultaneously both powerful and comfortable powertrain enables fine driving performance carrying up to seven people, while maintaining minimal fuel consumption.
The Stop/Start system in detail
The Stop/Start system, which is fully intuitive to use, works in a very uncomplicated way: the Multivan BlueMotion driver approaches a red light, slows to a stop, shifts to neutral and takes his or her foot off the clutch. This immediately turns the engine off. The ‘Stop/Start’ indicator now appears on the multi-function display. As soon as the traffic light switches to green and the driver puts his or her foot on the clutch, the engine automatically starts, the ‘Stop/Start’ indicator goes out, the driver puts the vehicle into gear and drives on. There is nothing else the driver has to do. The Stop/Start system thus makes an appreciable contribution toward improved fuel economy.
Battery regeneration in detail
Regenerative braking helps the vehicle to utilise energy expended in driving in the best possible way. Whenever the Multivan BlueMotion is coasting or braking, i.e. whenever the driver simply lifts his foot off the accelerator or intentionally brakes, the generator’s voltage is increased and utilised to significantly recharge the vehicle’s battery. Thanks to this generator control and the fact that the battery is thus always optimally charged, the generator’s voltage can be reduced, for example during acceleration or when constantly maintaining the desired speed. This reduces engine load and thus lowers fuel consumption. Special software is needed for the energy management system, and the engine controller software needs to be modified to implement regenerative braking.
Multivan BlueMotion equipment
Visually the Multivan BlueMotion sets itself apart from other vehicles in the range through the model’s exclusive Glacier Blue Metallic paintwork – including for wing mirrors and door handles. Also recognisable by the BlueMotion lettering on front and back and in the tread board lights, this master of fuel economy runs as standard on 16-inch alloys with tyres that have particularly low rolling resistance. With chrome rings and a black frame, the optional fog lights are also given a design that is exclusive to the Multivan.
The Multivan BlueMotion interior differentiates itself with special seat covers in the ‘Scout’ design. Standard equipment also includes a tyre pressure indicator, ‘Climatic’ climate control, the ‘Plus’ multi-function display, cruise control and carpeted floors in the driver’s cab and passenger compartment. The stainless steel look of trim components on the instrument panel and in chrome on the light switches and gear shift knob also give the interior a clearly upgraded feel.
The Multivan BlueMotion is celebrating its debut at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show. This most fuel-efficient Multivan ever will be incorporated into Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ model range starting this spring.
Special sporty model: ‘Edition25′ Multivan for the top seller’s birthday
- The first Multivan was built 25 years ago
- Black touches give the special model a dramatic look
The year 1985: then just 17 years old, Boris Becker becomes the first German to win the Men’s Final at Wimbledon, ‘Rock am Ring’ takes place for the first time and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles builds the first Multivan. The Multivan concept closes the gap between the working day and the weekend – the highly versatile MPV is born! Fittingly for the Multivan’s 25th anniversary, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now launching a special model.
This special model is based on the current Multivan Comfortline, but offers even more finesse. It will only be available, for instance, in Candy White, Salsa Red or Metallic Silver so that the planned special touches are shown off to best effect. The model can be recognised above all by its matt black roof and black 18-inch alloy wheels. Further features include: black handles on driver and front passenger doors; a black B-pillar; black decal trim on the back of the vehicle and the side sills; and matt black paintwork on the bottom part of the front bumper.
The height-adjustable, ergonomic seats for driver and front passenger and the individually adjustable, sliding rows of seats in the back enable passengers to enjoy the high level of comfort that they are used to in a Multivan. The height and angle of the multifunctional leather steering wheel can be adjusted, thus guaranteeing driving comfort for drivers of all heights. The ‘RCD 310′ radio fitted as standard in the special model has a total of eight loudspeakers, plays MP3 files and includes a digital radio (DAB) receiver.
The ‘Side Assist’ lane-changing aid identifies any vehicles in an area critical to the process of changing lane. LED lights in the wing mirrors provide signals to alert the driver to the potential danger. This system, complete with cruise control, is standard on the special ‘Edition25′ model. The model’s feature set also includes an automatic anti-glare rear-view mirror: as soon as the headlights of any following vehicle start to create too much glare, the mirror automatically goes darker.
A sports chassis and strengthened anti-roll bar make the special model even more agile on the road. The ‘Edition25′ Multivan also features numerous extras in the area of comfort and safety: with fog lamps including adaptive lights as standard, daytime running lights and Running Light Assist, tyre pressure indicator and rain sensor the vehicle is comprehensively equipped.
There is also another anniversary being celebrated through the launch of the ‘Edition25′ Multivan: it was also 25 years ago that the first Transporter with four-wheel drive was built. The four-wheel drive anniversary is being celebrated with a 132kW DSG 4Motion version of the special ‘Edition25′ model.