Volkswagen XL1 HighTech Super Efficient 261 mpg

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Volkswagen XL1: High-Tech, Efficient, 261 mpg

If the 20th Century was all improvements in safety and performance for the car, the 21st Century see criteria joined by efficiency. seeing a phoenix-like rise by the car, and manufacturers are finally steps to reduce vehicle improve aerodynamics and the humble engine is being tuned for greater efficiency.

Volkswagen’s lies in diesel engine Europe is awash with Group (VAG) diesel and both VW and Audi have clean diesels on sale in the Volkswagen is now previewing its most diesel yet, the XL1 Super Vehicle.

The XL1 has been unveiled at the Qatar Show.

In 2002, Volkswagen the 1-Liter concept vehicle, a cigar-shaped carbon-fiber creation an even tinier 299cc, diesel powerplant. The term is being used loosely output was in the region of 8 bhp. to a light weight of only 640 though it was still capable of 70 miles per hour.

Predictably, the economy was more impressive. The tag referred to its fuel efficiency the European liters per 100 kilometers Economy of 0.99 l/100km over 237 miles per gallon of

2007 Volkswagen L1 Concept

A 7 years later Volkswagen the marginally less accurately-named L1, didn’t hit the magic 1 l/100km. At l/100km or 170 mpg though it still drink Homer Simpson the table. Many would say too the increased performance was a welcome — weight rose to 838 but power increased by 375 percent to 38

The L1 also gained plug-in technology, another cylinder, a turbocharger and a 7-speed dual-clutch

One-Liter The Third: Return Of The Efficient Vehicle


Evolution, not revolution is the name of the for the third of Volkswagen’s hyper-efficient The design is familiar to the older and the drivetrain hasn’t changed either. Even so, some tweaks have realised 9 bhp and in combination with a 26 horsepower motor, maximum output is now 74

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The kerb weight has risen to over 1700 pounds, but by no means makes it a heavy It’s grown in stature the length and width similar to Polo subcompact. Sitting the height of a Lamborghini Gallardo though, the XL1 is a sleek looking

The rear wheels are enclosed for aerodynamic resistance.

High materials feature throughout its The body is made of Carbon Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), using a new system developed and by Volkswagen, called Resin Moulding (RTM). The wheels are the brakes are ceramic as you’d on high-end Porsches, and much of the gear is aluminum.

Less a quarter of the car is made from or iron.

Top speed is an electronically-limited 99 mph and 60 miles per can be achieved in a 2011 Smart 11.9 seconds. Using power alone, the XL1 can manage 22 miles before the diesel kicks in.

Volkswagen says the whilst still very a concept, marks the next towards the birth of a new class of Efficient Vehicles. The first of is likely to be a development on the upcoming Up! car.

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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