Volkswagen with the most economical fuel consumption put up for sale

Volkswagen with the most economical fuel consumption put up for sale

October 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen XL1 for every hundred kilometers spends only one liter of fuel. This makes it one of the most economical production cars in the world.

Ultra-light hybrid Volkswagen XL1 put up for auction in Birmingham on November 10. About 60 thousand pounds are going to help out for this model of 2015. The mileage of such an economical car is only 127 kilometers. The basis for the Volkswagen XL1 was a carbon fiber monocoque. As for the architecture of the car, here the power plant and suspension are attached to the aluminum-magnesium sections in front and behind. Interestingly, the creators of this car, wanting to reduce its weight, saved on almost everything. For example, papier-mâché was used here to make the dashboard.

 Thanks to such tricks, the curb weight of the car was only 695 kilograms. This, as well as a record low drag coefficient of 0.186 and an electrified diesel engine of 47 hp, helped to achieve such a low fuel consumption.

 This car is called the “brainchild” of Ferdinand Piech, who did not spare money for its creation. In the early 2010s, a prototype was introduced, which showed a result of 0.9 liters per “hundred” km according to the NEDC standard. A lot of money had to be paid for such economy: the price for XL1 reached 111 thousand euros. From 2013 to 2015, only 250 of these hybrids were produced. 200 copies went on sale, and Volkswagen left the remaining 50 cars. For this model, according to estimates of the Silverstone auction house, you can gain over 60 thousand pounds (69.4 thousand euros). Perhaps in the future such a super-efficient Volkswagen will cost much more due to the lack of analogues.