Volkswagen planning XL1 with Golf GTI engine image

The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to develop an XL1 powered by a Golf GTI engine, which should make its way onto the market soon.

The future XL1 model, which will be equipped with the same engine used on the VW Golf GTI, will be named the XR1. The model will use the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit used on the new Golf 7 GTI. This will help it accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.6 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph). The XR1 will still be a fuel efficient car, despite its performance, and it will burn 4 L / 100 km (70 mpg UK / 58.2 mpg US).

The upcoming Volkswagen XR1 will weigh 100 kg less than the XL1 thanks to the removal of the battery pack and the electric motor. Other changes which will be applied onto the model will include more curvaceous rear wings and the removal of the rear wheelhouse. The gullwing doors are expected to be retained and the model will ride on 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. The carbon ceramic disc brakes from the XL1 will be dropped. The official starting price of the car is expected to stand at approximately 46,000 euros if it will get the green lights.

Source: Car Magazine