I could be talked into a Volkswagen XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid

Posted By on January 29, 2011

The L1 concept Volkswagen has been toying around with for the past couple of years is finally inching towards limited production (100 to be built). The car has grown into a side-by-side two seater and is known as the XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid clip_image002has an aero design to reduce drag and increase gas mileage. It is build using a lot of carbon fiber and looks pretty amazing with its gull wing doors too. Perhaps where is really stands out is in it’s 261 miles per gallon number … being called the most efficient car in the world … by Volkswagen of course.

The XL1 concept is currently at the auto show in Qatar, the Persian Gulf.  . VW calls it the most efficient car in the world. The new Volkswagen XL1 combines light weight and a low aerodynamic drag to get the most out of its hybrid system. The system has a two-cylinder diesel engine and a seven-speed transmission. It can accelerate from a stop to 62 miles an hour in 11.9 seconds and has a top speed higher than 85 miles per hour. I’m wondering what the price might be … pretty high even if I could get my hands on one?

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