OFFICIAL 2014 Volkswagen XL1 The 261MPG Car Debuts German Car Forum

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Volkswagen XL1, The 261-MPG Debuts

Less than six after promising the world a car of returning a fuel economy of 1.0 of fuel burned per 100 kilometers roughly equivalent to an insane 235 Volkswagen has done even revealing today, in production a car capable of returning a fuel of 261 mpg or about 0.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

car is the 2014 Volkswagen XL1, makes its official world at the 2013 Geneva Motor on March 5.

Already previewed in concept and spotted during testing by our own spy the production XL1 looks every bit as as you’d expect of a car that potentially make a return across the country on a single of fuel.

But as impressive as it looks, the of the XL1 are all functional. They contribute to the super-slippery 0.186 coefficient of which is aided by a lack or mirrors (the XL1 uses cameras) and inset rear

Other key details include the LED headlights, scissor doors and covers.

The XL1 also benefits a low curb weight (1,752 and a low center of gravity (3.8 which coupled with its low of drag means it needs 8.3 horsepower to cruise at a constant of 62 mph.

Power comes from an diesel-electric plug-in hybrid which matches a 0.8-liter diesel engine with an motor and seven-speed DSG dual-clutch The diesel engine offers a output of 47 horsepower on its own, the electric motor adds an 20 kilowatts (26 horsepower) for a combined of about 73 horsepower.

Volkswagen its XL1 is good for a 0-62 mph time of 12.7 seconds and a top speed of 99 These figures aren’t but what do you expect from the most fuel efficient

The drivetrain allows multiple modes, including electric or only modes, plus a of the two. In electric mode, the XL1 has a of about 31 miles from stored in its lithium-ion battery. better that the original range the concept version

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Note, the 261 mpg rating is only the batteries are constantly topped up. On a charge of the batteries, plus a of the car’s 10-liter fuel you’re looking at a driving of just over 300 miles. constantly topping up the batteries, you re at fuel economy of around 120

The XL1 stretches 12.7 feet in 5.4 feet in width and 3.8 feet in Inside, there’s seating for two most of the usual mod cons in a modern car. The structure of the car is a fiber monocoque, with front and rear crash bolted to this.

The body are also made from fiber and to further save the windscreen is just over 0.1 of an thick.

Volkswagen hasn’t given us about how long the battery to charge or how much one can expect to pay for an though we should know following the car’s launch in next month. We also know what markets the XL1 be offered in, though the U.S. is to be on that list.

Production of the Volkswagen XL1 is scheduled to commence this year at the automaker’s in Osnabrück, Germany. Only 50 examples will be built for the run, with Volkswagen to lift this figure demand be sufficient.


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

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