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Volkswagen confirms 313mpg car for production

Volkswagen has confirmed its XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle with a fuel consumption of around 313mpg on the official combined cycle will go into production.

The XL1, whose footprint on the road is around the same as a Volkswagen Polo, although it is lower than a Porsche Boxster, can cover up to 30 miles on a plug-in charge with a total range of around 300 miles, using just one plug-in charge and a tank of diesel.

The two-seater has a drag co-efficient of less than 0.19, and uses a 0.8-litre two-cylinder 48bhp diesel engine, a 27bhp electric motor and a seven speed dual-clutch transmission.

Its fuel consumption of 0.9l/100km on the combined cycle equates to around 313mpg and CO2 emissions of 21g/km.

It weighs just 795kg and has a top speed of 100mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds. A small number will be destined for the UK, although the car would be left-hand drive only and priced towards the top end of the Volkswagen range.


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  • Rupert Russell - 22/02/2013 12:42

    If it could really acheive 313 mpg, the 10 litre tank and 30 mile battery range would give a total range of 718 miles. VW only claim a range of 300 miles ie 31 on battery and 269 on petrol at around 122mpg. That sort of mpg is still amazing. Please don't quote the figure of 313mpg without explaining that this assumes the driver stops every 47 miles to charge the battery.

  • Richard terry - 25/02/2013 13:25

    Slightly Citroen- esqe from the rear

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