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VW's Super Hybrid: XL1  
User currently offlineTankereng From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Hello all,
First post on a.net after many years of lurking. So here it goes.

Volkswagen's XL1 is going into production. The XL1 is a diesel hybrid, sipping just .9 liters every 100 km (261 mpg  Wow!). The two cylinder diesel motor produces only 47hp. Transmission is a seven speed dual-clutch. Electric motor is 20kW. 0-60 in 12.7 seconds, which is not too bad for a hybrid. Top speed around 100 mph.


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User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4417 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

I do not trust for an instant the manufacturers' published mileage ratings. They're completely unrealistic, especially for hybrids.

It's not destined for mass production so it will be ludicrously expensive.

And, as with every other car designed for minimum drag, it's ugly...

No breakthrough, really, just a PR stunt.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3562 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

According to autoweek.nl the XL1's drivetrain will also be implemented in the VW Up family.

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