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Spyshots: 2014 Volkswagen XL1

In February this year, Volkswagen officially announced that they would produce a limited run of the so-called 1-liter concept, the XL1. The cars would hit the road as early as 2013, so it doesn’t surprise us one bit that road-worthy versions, with parking sensors and entertainment systems, have popped out on the road.
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VW says the XL1 will have an average fuel economy of just 0.9 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 24 grams per kilometer. The greenest car ever made by the German automaker is powered by a 0.8-liter turbodiesel engine (half a 1.6 TDI) rated at 47 hp and 121 Nm of torque.

Power is boosted by an electric motor that returns an added 27  hp and 100 Nm of torque, and can work independently, providing the car with 35 kilometers of EV range.

The size of the car is similar to that of the VW Polo. However, the design will incorporate gullwing doors. Top speed is going to be limited to 99 mph (158 km/h) and 0 to 100  km/h acceleration will be dealt with in 11.9 seconds.

 
 
 
 
 

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