Volkswagen brought to the field testing of the production version of its famous “one-liter” concept XL1, a known appetite very low – about one liter of fuel per 100 kilometers. Premiere of new items can be held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013.
Test Volkswagen XL1 prototype caught the eye of the photo spies during road tests. Judging by the photos released by the portal Motor Authority, production car will be very similar to the concept – until the streamlined body and a lack of external mirrors – they apparently changed to rear view camera. In addition, to improve the aerodynamics of the rear wheels of the prototype can cover plates: unique exponents of air resistance is one of the factors affecting its low appetite.
According to the portal Motor Authority, the serial receive XL1 hybrid power plant based on the 0.8-liter two-cylinder diesel engine and electric motor, developing a total of 73 hp The maximum speed of a novelty should not exceed 160 km / h, and the predicted acceleration time to 100 km / h in about 12 seconds. It is known that in the construction of XL1 will be widely used carbon fiber, so is unlikely to exceed the weight of one ton.
However, the Volkswagen do a prototype is no market rate – we know that the release of such a model in a series meant only an attempt to demonstrate the superiority of German engineers. It is unlikely to be released XL1 circulation of more than one hundred copies.