Affordable XL1 Volkswagen Twin Up! Concept Shown at Tokyo Motor …

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by Lyndon Johnson on November 29, at 11:41 am

A cutaway image how the powertrain of the XL1 was stuffed into the of the VW Twin Up! concept. (Image Volkswagen)

Volkswagen s XL1 may get a claimed 261 but it s also hewn from unobtainium. So applying the XL1 s powertrain to the Volkswagen Twin Up! concept, heavily on the production Volkswagen Up. is

According to the Volkswagen press the four-seat Twin Up! shares parts of its drive system the XL1—including its diesel engine, motor, and DSG dual-clutch automatic It doesn t quite reach the of the uberefficient XL1, netting 214 MPG on the European testing cycle produced the XL1 s much-publicized 261 MPG figure, but it s considering this is a much conventional-looking car that will a much more conventional people instead of the XL1 s two-person

So let s review that powertrain: The engine is a two-cylinder variant of the TDI found in many other globally. It produces 46 horsepower by at a displacement of about 800 ccs, is roughly half the 1.6 liters of the TDI engine on which it is based. VW it used common-rail injection and key internal modifications for reducing which include specially piston recesses for multiple and individual orientation of the injection Tailpipe emissions are just as squeaky-clean as a diesel gets to VW s use of an exhaust gas recirculation system, an catalytic converter, and a diesel filter. the release said.

Meanwhile, the electric motor can enough power to effectively the Twin Up!s output to 92

As for the hybrid module, as VW calls it, is located between the tiny and the seven-speed DSG transmission. It consists of an motor and a clutch, integrated in the DSG in place of the usual flywheel, VW The electric motor is supplied energy from the 8.6 kWh lithium-ion


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The power electronics, which at 308 volts, manage the flow of energy between the battery and the motor and convert direct to alternating current, according to the

Together, the diesel and electric can deliver up to 159 ft-lbs of torque, to VW. That, combined with the car s 0.30 coefficient of drag and unladen weight helps the car to 37 MPH in electric-only mode in 8.8 seconds and move the car from a standstill to 62 MPH in mode in 15.7 seconds. The Up! can operate in electric-only mode for up to 31 the release said, and can obtain a top of 78 MPH without using a drop of

Of course, the faster you go, the less you are to wring 31 miles out of those it stands to reason.

There s lots of other stuff going on in the Volkswagen Up! in terms of in-car technology. The is VW s first to show climate functions exclusively in digital on the center screen, for instance. But the technological advances here are in the of the XL1.

If Volkswagen can make a car with that powertrain and it at mass-market prices, the long to finally coupling high-efficiency engines and electric drive will start paying for automakers, consumers, and the planet.  For reason, we ll be watching with to see how the Volkswagen Twin Up! does in the should it come to fruition.

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

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