Revealed Volkswagen XL1 261mpg car gets real Geneva 2013 Kelley Blue Book — Volkswagen XL1

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Revealed: Volkswagen XL1 — car gets real — 2013

Presented in Qatar as a back in 2011, the ultra-efficient XL1 makes its first appearance at in final production form. to its design brief, VW claims super-streamlined 2-passenger plug-in will be able to exceed the 1.0-liter/100km (235-mpg) fuel bogey and return the equivalent of 261

Fulfilling a dream originally by Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, the XL1 its unprecedented mileage numbers a comprehensive range of optimized elements. Based on an extremely carbon fiber reinforced (CFRP) core structure with loads of light-alloy the diminutive XL1 weighs a mere pounds. Its plug-in drivetrain of a rear-mounted 2-cylinder turbodiesel that makes 47 horsepower to a 27-horse electric motor by 5.5kWh lithium-ion battery located at the front of the vehicle. A DSG dual-clutch

automatic transmission completes the With its 2.6-gallon fuel and a full-charged battery, the XL1 has a range in of 311 miles but can travel up to 31 miles on EV power. VW says it can run from mph in 12.7 seconds and has an electronically top speed 100 mph.

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To properly the wind while cruising, styling team worked to wrap the XL1 in phenomenally sleek Its stellar 0.189 coefficient of is the best to date for any production and contributes to the XL1’s ability to run at a 62 mph using just 8.1 horsepower. The is helped by friction-optimized wheel and a modestly scaled wheel/tire that pairs 115/80 on 15-inch alloy wheels up 145/55 tires on 16-inch at the rear.

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Unlike the original L1 prototype featured tandem seating, the XL1 uses a more conventional although still slightly — side-by-side configuration. far from austere, the cabin embraces the less-is-more philosophy it comes to materials and content to with the mass-minimizing efforts.

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Fully confirmed for in Europe, the Volkswagen XL1 will be at the firm’s assembly plant in Germany. Initial build is expected to be just 50 units subsequent production numbers to be by demand. No word yet on pricing but that each car will be built and contain a bounty of components, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the XL1 in six-figure territory.

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