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Old 09-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New 2009 VW 1 liter concept car

Images from: VW Einliter-Auto L1 auf der IAA 2009 - Die Rückkehr des Einliter-VW - autobild.de







VW has updated its original 1L concept for the 2009 Frankfurt auto show.

  • This one is supposedly good for 1.49 L / 100 km or 157.8 mpg (U.S.), compared to actually achieving about 0.89L /100km (~317mpg) in the original.
  • The diesel's specs: 36 hp two-cylinder diesel, vs. a 1-cylinder 299cc and 6.3 kW / 8.5hp in the original.
  • Weight is about 1,100 pounds / 499 kg vs. 290 kg (639 lb) in the original.
  • No info on changes to Cd or A from this model to the previous one (which had a Cd of 0.159).




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Source: VW Einliter-Auto L1 auf der IAA 2009 - Die Rückkehr des Einliter-VW - autobild.de , via ABG

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Old 09-14-2009, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like it. Its not as fuel efficient, but it looks amazing IMO.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a serious power increase. The new car has slightly more power/weight than a Geo Metro. The original 1L car would have accelerated far, far slower than a Metro.

Of course this is just a concept car. They'll never produce it - it'd be too expensive.
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Another few 'upgrades' and autoshows, and they'll water it down enough to finally sell it. As a 17mpg SUV.
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I wonder what it does on the skidpad?
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Another few 'upgrades' and autoshows, and they'll water it down enough to finally sell it. As a 17mpg SUV.
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I wonder what it does on the skidpad?
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V1 had quite a few exotic materials- V2 may have been developed as a more realistic potential product in terms of performance, manufacturability, and cost. Besides, if it were driven 12,000m/yr V2 would use 38 gallons more than V1- a reasonable trade-off.
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I remember reading about that early one and the safety cage that was built in and how the whole thing was a pretty sweet design, but they would have had to sell it for $17,000... and really, who spends that much on a car!
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rumours at frankfurt of it going into production - hence the more 'realistic' figures

also announced E-Up for 2013


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