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VW confirms production plans for 313mpg car

Volkswagen has confirmed its XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle with a fuel consumption of around 313 mpg will go into production.

The XL1, whose footprint on the road is around the same as a Volkswagen Polo, although it is lower than a Porsche Boxster, can cover up to 30 miles on a plug-in charge with a total range of around 300 miles.

The two-seater has a drag co-efficient of less than 0.19, and uses a 0.8-litre two-cylinder 48bhp diesel engine, a 27bhp electric motor and a seven speed dual-clutch transmission.

Its fuel consumption of 0.9l/100km on the combined cycle equates to around 313mpg and CO2 emissions of 21g/km.

It weighs just 795kg and has a top speed of 100mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds.
A limited amount of models will be destined for the UK, although it is not yet clear whether the car will be right-hand drive and how much it would cost.

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  • Jerryrigged - 23/02/2013 13:41

    LOL Hell the super charger on my mustang is almost 3 time the size of the TDI engine in this car!

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    • JM - 24/02/2013 15:28

      @Jerryrigged - I'm guessing you don't have to pay much by way of congestion zone emissions based charges. :) Also, the turbo on this tdi engine are probably bigger than the engine itself.

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    • jerryrigged - 24/02/2013 15:36

      @JM - actually no but don't say that too loud because New York state might get ideas! Still in all I'm getting 16 miles to the gallon with 550 hp and passing emissions at the same time!

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