The idea to create the most economical means of transportation in the world, dominates the minds of engineers of all leading car manufacturers. While the palm in this case holds the 2018-2019 Volkswagen. XL1 is currently the most economical production car in the world with a fuel consumption of less than one liter per hundred kilometers. German coupe different light design, perfect aerodynamics and high-tech hybrid.
2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 looks unusual and general stream of cars will not get lost. The model developed over several years. It all started back in 2002, when there was a concept VW L1 (2018-2019 Volkswagen 1 Liter), although their appearance resembles a coupe unintentionally infamous electric car General Motors EV1, created in the late 90s. It’s about his documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Was filmed in 2006.
The similarity of the similarity, but the XL1 and design and technology has gone far ahead. The hybrid length is 3888 mm, width – 1665 mm, height – 1153 millimeters – less than a sports car the Porsche the Boxster . The drag coefficient is 0.189, and the car weighs only 795 kg.
The source of power for the coupe from 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 has become a hybrid propulsion system consisting of a diesel engine and an electric motor. A modest 2-cylinder TDI diesel volume of 800 cubic centimeters develops power of 48 horsepower, 27 more added electrical assistant. Thrust is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 7-speed robotized gearbox with double clutch.
Edёt car on a very narrow dimension of tires 115 / 80R15 front and 145 / 55R16 rear, with the rear wheels hidden under the body panels. coupe acceleration dynamics will not please, slowly gaining 100 km / h in 12.7 seconds, but the fuel consumption is 0.9 liters per 100 kilometers. If desired, a hybrid can accelerate to 160 kilometers per hour or to drive on electric power up to 50 kilometers.
2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 is clearly not suited to the role of the car for each day, a low flow rate is nothing to fix. With daily operational tasks copes better more practical hatchback the Up , recently received a similar powerplant.