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VW’s XL1 coupe is claimed to be the world’s fuel-efficient car — and it’s going into production.

manufacturers claim to have radical new cars, but few are as convincingly as the new Volkswagen XL1.

VW calls new its XL1 a Efficient Vehicle. In fact, it it’s the most fuel-efficient car in the world, with a claimed consumption figure of no less 313mpg, and CO2 emissions of just

The XL1 is a plug-in hybrid, similar in to the Toyota Prius Plug-In which is the most economical car tested by Which. It comprises an two-cylinder TDI diesel engine 48bhp, and an electric motor 27bhp. The lithium-ion battery can be charged from a conventional electric outlet.

The slippery new VW can be driven for up to 31 miles in pure mode, with zero emissions, or it can drive with its and electric motors working in

Very narrow low rolling tyres also contribute to the low consumption.

The XL1 is mostly about efficiency, but it also be fun to drive. With the power of the hybrid system it can accelerate from 0-62mph in seconds, and has a top speed limited to seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission is

VW XL1 is world’s most aerodynamic car

of that phenomenal 313mpg figure comes from the that the XL1 is the most aerodynamic car made, with a coefficient of (Cd) figure of 0.189. By the best car currently on the market Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé) has a of 0.24.

The XL1’s rear wheels are in spats to minimise air turbulence, and are small spoilers in front of and the wheels. Conventional door are replaced by tiny cameras into the scissor doors.

Lamborghini-style doors are hinged at two and swivel upwards and forwards. also cut into the roof, so in and out is said to be very easy.

At the end, the body narrows in a that VW says is ‘dolphin-like’. A windowless rear hatch up to reveal a modest 120-litre space.

You will actually be able to buy an XL1

The XL1 is the same length as a VW Polo but lower — more than a Porsche Boxster, in

It’s also ultra-light at thanks to many parts of the including the body, being from lightweight carbon reinforced polymer (CFRP).

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The news for many observers is it’s actually going production in Germany.

An initial run of just 50 cars has been for 2013, but there could be if there’s enough demand.

Prices have yet to be announced, and is unsure yet whether the XL1 will be in the UK, as it is so far only being built in drive form.

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