Volkswagen announced the price for the most economical model in the world, the exclusive Volkswagen XL1. The car promises a fuel consumption of just 0.9 liters/100 kilometers. All for a hefty price of EUR 110,000.
Revealed as the series version at Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen XL1 is about to officially debut on the streets. The car manufacturer announced the prices of the most economical model in the world only for the German market.
Volkswagen XL1 – Engine & Price & MPG
According to the official press release published today, Volkswagen XL1 will cost EUR 110,000 ($150,000 / £94,000). The price is quite steep, only the exclusivity of the model motivating somewhat the label established by the Germans. Volkswagen has promised a total production of 200 units.
All of the 200 Volkswagen XL1 units will be built manually, from carbon fiber, respecting the strict requirements which will bring the total weight of the car at only 795 kilograms (1,752 lbs) and a drag coefficient of just 0.19 Cx.
Volkswagen XL1 uses the resources of a plug-in hybrid assembly composed of a two-cylinder diesel engine and an electric unit. The TDI engine develops 48 horsepower, while the electrical unit contributes with other 27 horsepower. Everything is assisted by a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and a lithium-ion battery that keeps the zero-emission engine alive. It can ensure a pure electric driving, but only for a distance of 50 kilometers (31 miles).
The new Volkswagen XL1 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.7 seconds and has a top speed of 162 km/h (100 mph). Even so, XL1 is the most economical series model in the world with a mixed fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100 km (313.8 mpg Imp. / 261.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of just 20 g/km.
The technology of Volkswagen XL1 will be used in the future and other Volkswagen models, the revolutionary hybrid car being built mainly for scientific purposes, in order to exploit the possibility of obtaining a lower fuel consumption for a series model.
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