Volkswagen has recently released the very first details with the final production version of the XL1, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The Volkswagen XL1 is coming with a double wishbone suspension, with ceramic brake discs, with carbon fiber reinforced anti-roll bars and with a small 10-liter fuel tank. The XL1 has a drag coefficient of 0.189 and it’s 3.888 mm long, 1.665 mm wide and it’s riding on a wheelbase of 2.224 mm. The total weight of the XL1 stands at 795 kg (1,752 lbs) thanks to its carbon fiber body.
The most important part of the Volkswagen XL1 is found under its hood, where the two-cylinder 800cc engine is resting. The unit is producing 47 HP (35 kW), backed up by an electric motor, generating an extra 27 HP (20 kW), helped by the 5.5 kWh battery pack. The fuel consumption of the XL1 stands at a whopping 0.9 L / 100 km (313 mpg UK / 261 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at 21 g/km. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in the XL1 takes 12.7 seconds and top speed has been limited to 160 km/h (100 mph). More details on the XL1 will be announced in Geneva, next month.