In addition to the Match, Volkswagen also now offer the Polo Black Edition/Polo Silver Edition special models in Germany. Based on the standard Polo 6R body, the Black and Silver Editions are purely special equipment-based upgrade models, but still worth a look nonetheless. Externally, the Polo Black Edition and Silver Edition are marked out by 16-inch ‘Rivazza’ alloy wheels with 215/45 R 16 tyres, and special ‘Black Edition’ or ‘Silver Edition’ badging on the C-pillars. Inside, there’s a leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with chrome insert; leather-wrapped gear knob, gaiter, and handbrake grip; silver dashboard trim around the centre console and air vents, black roof lining, RCD 210 radio system; air conditioning; and an asymmetrically-split rear seat. Upholstery is ‘Light Breeze’, a striped grey material.
Engine choice is wide. Petrol engines of 59, 69, 84, 89 and 104bhp (with and without BlueMotion Technology packages) are supplemented by diesel units with outputs of 74, 89 and 104bhp, as well as a Bio-Fuel version with 81bhp. Five, six and seven-speed DSG semi-automatic gearboxes can be chosen, depending on model and engine specification. Prices? The lowliest 1.2-litre Polo Black Edition/Polo Silver Edition with 59bhp costs €13.950, while the most expensive variant is powered by the 1.6-litre 89bhp TDI motor specced with the clever DSG gearbox is €18.900. For more information, visit Volkswagen’s German website.