VW delivers the first XL1

Posted on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 , 18:06:09 byIulia

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VW delivers the first XL1

Germans from Volkswagen can be proud with their engineering achievement and we say this thinking about their Volkswagen XL1. The model was sold for EUR110.000, which is more than impressive. The model was introduced in Geneva for the first time and at the time was advertised as being the most efficient production car in the world. The model comes equipped with a plug-in hybrid system that has a two-cylinder TDI engine capable of generating 48 HP. There is also a 7-speed DSG transmission to send the output to the road and a 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. This output enables the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 12.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 100 mph. It is no secret to anyone that the development process was a tough thing to do; the carmaker has just managed to sell the first unit to a German customer. The specialists were able to develop the first 1-liter car ever. The objective was to develop a vehicle with a fuel consumption of o more than one liter per 100 km. The model is suitable for everyday use despite the extremes of its design. Just an extra detail, the two-seat car can travel up to 650 km on a single filling. The model that have sold had an onyx white exterior and a titan black / pearl gray interior the battery combines with the extra low weight of the car enables the model to use on average 0.9 liters per 100 km and travel up to 50 km on electricity alone, which we do have to admit is not bad at all.