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Volkswagen XL1: the most production car in the world

· As early as Prof. Dr, Ferdinand Piëch, who is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AG, had the goal of bringing a production car to that was practical yet offered a low consumption of one litre per 100 km. In the XL1 this has reality

· XL1 draws on lessons from the 1-Litre car (2002) and the L1 (2009); a prototype of the XL1 was shown at the Motor Show in 2011

· Now seen in production guise, the XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the with a consumption value of 0.9 km or 313 mpg and CO 2 emissions of 21 g/km

· The XL1’s hybrid system consists of an 800 cc 48 PS TDI and seven-speed DSG gearbox plus a 27 PS and lithium-ion battery

· When the power of the hybrid is engaged the XL1 to 62 mph in 12.7 seconds; top speed is to 160 kmh (99 mph); the car can cover up to 50 km (31 mph) in mode and therefore with local emissions

· As well as the powertrain, the XL1’s and manufacturing techniques enable it to these record-breaking figures

· The overall length (3,888 mm) and (1,665 mm) are similar to those of a yet its height (1,153 mm) is close to of a Porsche Boxster (1,282 mm)

· Volkswagen developed and patented a new for the manufacture of the Carbon Fibre Polymer (CFRP) parts on the car the Resin Transfer Moulding process allowing the material to be for series production

· The monocoque, all body parts as well as elements such as the anti-roll are made of CFRP. This allows the XL1 to be both extremely and therefore safe but also light

· The XL1 weighs just 795 kg. Of this, 227 kg is for by the drive unit including the 153 kg the running gear, 80 kg equipment, 105 kg the system and the remaining 230 kg the body. 23.2 per cent of the XL1 is constructed steel and iron


· The XL1 will be (left-hand drive only) at Osnabrück factory in Germany also produces the Golf and Porsche Boxster). Unlike cars, the XL1 will be ‘handcrafted’ small series production

· To achieve the target fuel figure the XL1 was aerodynamically optimised, the classic ‘tear drop’ and utilising innovations such as traditional wing mirrors and them with small called e-Mirrors which exterior images to interior

· 250 models are confimred for produciton a small number expected to homes in the UK

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