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The car will make its appearance at the Geneva motor show in March next month

Volkswagen has confirmed its XL1 hybrid for production, which will make its appearance at the Geneva motor show next month.

The two-seat Volkswagen XL1 has a plug-in diesel hybrid system that allows it to achieve 314 MPG and 31 miles on electric power alone. The CO2 emissions sits at 21 g/km, and it is considered the most aerodynamic car with a Cd figure of 0.189. It's also very light at just 1,752 pounds.


The XL1 hybrid features a 47 bhp 0.8-litre, two-cylinder diesel engine with a 27 bhp electric motor and 5.5 kWh battery pack. According to VW, the XL1 can go from 0-62 MPH in 12.7 seconds with a top speed of 98 MPH.

The XL1 also has some other interesting features, such as a design that completely covers the rear wheels to reduce drag; a pair of rear-facing mirrors on the side of the car instead of door mirrors; wing doors that swivel upwards and forwards, and slightly offset seats for the most interior space possible.


As mentioned, the XL1 is very light at just 1,752 pounds because it is mainly made of carbon monocoque. Aluminum is used on the suspension and dampers as well as ceramic for the brakes and magnesium wheels.

A price has not been confirmed yet, but some reports say the XL1 could cost as much as £70,000 ($107,000 USD). The car will make its appearance at the Geneva motor show in March next month.

Source: Autocar



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behold
By chromal on 2/21/2013 11:26:41 AM , Rating: 2
This is probably the future of cars. Boy is this not for me.




RE: behold
By Spookster on 2/21/2013 1:14:06 PM , Rating: 2
John Spartan, you are fined five credits for repeated violations of the verbal morality statute


RE: behold
By TSS on 2/21/2013 2:17:50 PM , Rating: 2
oh screw you. Have a look at this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd...

See what comes driving past there at 0:42? This car is the first thing that even remotely dares looks like that. That movie is taking place, or supposed to, 2 years from now. 2.

Where is my 3D shark, my hoverboard and why on earth can't this car fly? The looks is all it has going for it so far.


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