It has emerged that Volkswagen has garnered so many orders for the VW XL1 that it fears that the proposed production volume for the upcoming supercar would be insufficient.
It may be noted that the German carmaker currently intends to produce just 200 units of the XL at its Osnabrück plant. These cars will be hand built using aluminium and CRFP components. It is now being said that as the orders are more than the volume it planned earlier, it will now resort to a selection process to choose the buyers.
The VW XL1 electric diesel hybrid has a 48PS, 2 cylinder, TDI diesel engine and a 27 PS electric motor. The powerplant is mated to a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The car has a top whack of 160kmph and is capable of hitting 100kmph from standstill in 12.7 seconds. The XL1 is 3,888 mm long, 1,665 mm wide and 1,153 mm tall and weighs just 795kgs. The VW XL1 and has a very low coefficient of drag of 0.189.
The XL1 is being claimed to be the most efficient car in the world and has a fuel efficiency of 111 per litre of fuel. The electric-diesel hybrid car can travel for 50 km on only-electric mode. The car has a low CO2 emission figure of merely 21g/km.
News Source – InAutonews.com