Volkswagen introduced a new concept car with a consumption of under one liter/100km

Volkswagen introduced the XL1 hybrid concept car at the auto show in Qatar, shorter than a Polo car – but very low – able to consume 0.9 liters per 100 km. The car has a diesel engine of 48 hp and 27 hp electric one and is third in the series concept cars consuming a liter/100 km. Such a concept was first brought in 2002 and second in 2009. XL1 is not destined for production, but it is a clear sign that the technology will be used for economic versions of Volkswagens.

XL1 is 3.88 meters long, being shorter than a Polo, but ground clearance is lower than a Lamborghini. The concept has a 48 horsepower diesel engine and an electric 20 kW (27 hp) that are extremely effective as mixt consumption: 0.9 litres/100 km.


10-liter tank car has rear-wheel drive, weighs 795 kg and can be loaded from the outlet, the electric motor autonomy is only of 35 km. Autonomy reach 550 km due to the diesel engine. The reach from 0-100 km/h in under 12 seconds, average emissions are 24 g CO 2/km, four times smaller than a mini-class car engine.

The first concept of consuming one liter car was introduced in 2002 by Volkswagen, the car had the 0.3 liter diesel engine was the small class. The second concept “one liter” car series was presented in 2009, was still loaded on hybrid and plug the XL1, but full power was 53 hp.

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