Most economical Volkswagen is up for sale
The Volkswagen XL1 is up for sale at Silverstone Auctions for a fair price. It was produced in a very limited number of 200 cars and already released in 2013. Pretty outdated to expect any stunning numbers, you think? Wait for it.
The two-seater has a streamlined shape, is made from light metal and a carbon fibre reinforced polymer, and weighs only 795 kg. Every effort was made to achieve staggering numbers.
It might look like a supercar with its gullwing doors and space ship design, but with a top speed of 98 mph it needs to impress with other features than with speed. Which it does.
First of all, the XL1 is a plug-in hybrid. It comes with a 800 cc two-cylinder diesel engine and a 5.5 kWh Li-ion battery which drives two small electric motors. That setup, in total, makes 78 horsepower. Not impressed?
The car was designed to travel 313 mpg and achieves an average of 261 mpg in real-life test conditions. Auto Express UK even achieved a range of 403 mpg in their test as you can see in the video.
It is the most economical car Volkswagen has ever built and now it is your chance to get one.
A 2015 left-hand-drive version of the super-thrifty-car is currently listed for sale by Silverstone Auctions.
The car has a price tag of £ 95,000 to £ 115,000 which is quite fair, considering its original price of £ 98,000 when it was new.