Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hp, try one of the cheapest Polo

The smallest engine is a 1.0 Volkswagen Polo with two variants: 60 and 75 hp. After testing the latter our conclusion is that, for certain uses, can be very worthwhile.

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hp, tried

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hp, tried

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hp, tried

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hp, tried

There will be quienpiense that in a small car exceeding the richly 1,000 kilos from weight optarpor one motor of only 75 hp, as it is the case of this Volkswagen Polo,It is something like throwing money by which it means renouncing move nimbly. However, far from being really well and as in many other circumstances, it balance seriously, without passion or preconceived ideas normal use conditions before deciding. To do so, probably, more than one driver will find that, ultimately, 75 CV are so few and if it is true that there will be a response to the meteoric accelerator, the benefit may be satisfactory.

Volkswagen Polo, an engine of the Volkswagen Up!

He motor 1.0 of the Volkswagen Polo is a three identical cylinders who used within the same range, losVolkswagen Up! in also two versions, from 68 and 75 CV. In the case of the first pole it is replaced by a 60 hp, while the second will remain unchanged. The difference between the two versions is exclusively inthe electronic management. It is responsible for the most powerful engine that is able to stretch more and consequently a greater ability to scale the speed, get more power. For its part, the maximum torque is identical in both versions of this 1.0 multivalve Y VVT for their intake valves: Is a way to expand the area to get a more favorable junction when the engine load rises instead of having to settle for a diagram compromise between low and high regime.

VW Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hp testThis engine Volkswagen Polo tersely in the range identified as 1.0, with no last name, it is actually the MPI, as it appears engraved on the case of your air filter. This means that an engine Multipoint Injection, that is to say, an engine multipoint injection which, by itself, can seem little relevant until recently it exceptional is that there were an engine in which the injection should be developed in line admisión- but the contrast in the Volkswagen range since it is the only engine of its kind that still survives in it. The rule today is that, as with many other manufacturers, fuel injection is direct, ie, is made within the combustion chamber. It is a formula that allows to optimize every drop of fuel and that, since many years, use Diesel. But this 1.0 It is also somewhat exceptional because no overfeeding by turbo. Both arguments -more few others that contribute to its sophistication, to the point of making them very distintos- themselves are in the 1.0 TSI last batch. One of them, 95 CV, also coexists in the Volkswagen Polo with this 1.0 MPI, while 115 hp version is used for the time being exclusively in the Volkswagen Golf.

He 1.0 of the Volkswagen Polo differs from that bears the Up! with identical power in terms of use in which account, for example, with Start / Stop System. This system shuts off the engine to stop the movement of the car and starts automatically, which is very valuable in urban driving or traffic jams and also makes it very precisely, when it touches and gently.

The other difference is anecdotal: when the car must be started with the key, and unlike what happens in the Up!, at Volkswagen Polo it is necessary to depress the clutch.

VW Polo 1.0 MPI testVolkswagen Polo, a change for use

The way of pushing both is similar, with good area concentrated between 2,750 and 5,500 turns, although it is perfectly possible, and even desirable if we want to make the most of the engine, take up virtually his regime injection cut: it stood at 6,500 rpm and maximum power is supplied practically coinciding with it.

Bon appetit helps out the change, although only five-speed is fast, accurate and smooth enough. Like the developments are well adjusted to the possibilities of this engine, with a fifth of 29,4 km / h per 1000 km -the top speed is achieved at 5,900 rpm- and without big jumps between gears occur: the most perceptible without be much, is between second and third. Thus, this manual change is key to getting a good engine performance with the surprise that they do nothing noisy to this version Volkswagen Polo: it is neither less nor more than representing the average utility with gasoline engines less than 110 hp.

Volkswagen Polo, for more than just the city

Obviously, their benefits are very modest. At least it is the rating it deserves an acceleration from 0 to 1,000 m above 37 seconds: 37.4 s, exactly. It is among the utilities that are sold, the slowest registration; although difficult to believe the figures on the basis of sensations. Yes, because this Volkswagen Polo does it move proficiently to beat traffic, even expressways. Admittedly, then, it is essential to bring the engine to a living system, even making use change and even abusing the fourth gear, but the result is worth.

And with these developments, the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 75 hp even It is allowed to recover almost similar to much more powerful cars where change seems more focused on encouraging consumption. Examples? As there is less difference in the expected, less than a second, between what it takes to accelerate from 80 to 120 km / h if we turn not change and remain fourth or fifth among this Volkswagen Polo and what Mazda2 1.5 Skyactiv-G 90. Also other more potent as Clio 0.9 TCe 90 hp eco² S / S or Hyundai i20 1.2 MPI 85hp the distance does not seem lower than the expected.

This change, therefore, help the Volkswagen Polo to be more dynamic than initially estimated but what is a problem for the consumer? The answer is no. After all the spending of 5.62 l / 100 km road and 6.68 in city, Always according to our tests, it is very reasonable without being nothing exceptional.

so this Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI This is an excellent engine for the city where it is pleasant to drive, comfortable and very manageable; and its immediate periphery. However, and as has been said, it may well go further because you can move around fast roads with traffic on conventional roads and carry out overtaking slow vehicles such as trucks. Better, and if the change is used, but as true as this is where most clearly shown its limitations. Will logically more if their chances load prey with a spacious interior space for four adults, with rear seats of the best category, and a luggage compartment with a capacity in the middle of its class.

In behavior does not differ from that of other Volkswagen Polo as it It is comfortable and, at the same time, stable, with behavior in any kind of curve that feels far superior to what is able to give of your engine. We feel, though, that in the case of this unit, equipped with Nexen nblue wheels, that behavior, especially degrades rapidly if the ground is wet because they also quickly lose grip. Dry, however, no fault to put. A demonstration of this is like its more than proper braking ability under these conditions.

VW Polo 1.0 MPI 75 hpVolkswagen Polo, saving is a success

He 1.0 engine 75 hp of the Volkswagen Polo It can be combined with the Volkswagen Polo three trim levels: A-Polo, the only one with Edition version 1.0 of 60 hp and is associated Advance. The latter is the more standard equipment and which are more options available. And provides serial, apart air conditioning, refinements and additional reading lights for rear occupants, vanity mirrors in the sun visors with light, adjustable height or leather steering wheel and shift knob, as many optional equipment front seats .

However, perhaps The most recommended three is, in many cases, the Volkswagen Polo A, a special version for 120 euros more than the standard elements Edition provides alloy wheels 15 “, the CD radio with touch screen 6.5” or Bluetooth, the multifunction leather steering wheel and trip computer. In addition it can be enriched with air conditioning, (645 euros), the package includes rain sensor and lights (140), control of cruise speed (380), curtain airbags (725) or browser (735) . Are not many functional elements as those available in the Advance, nor his team series so rich; but nearly 1,400 euros represents less the list price: the A-Pole in three-door version represents 13,990 euros; five, 560 more, like the rest of Volkswagen Polo.

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