Volkswagen had become the center of world attention when introducing new models XL1 with claims fuel consumption of 261 mpg or 111 kpl. The diesel hybrid car immediately received the title as one of the most economical car in the world. The reality?
A number of journalists, including Automobile Magazine was given the opportunity to try out the permissibility of this car in Germany, including calculating its fuel consumption in the real world. As a result, the average fuel consumption of only 160 mph XL1 or 68 kpl. Although far from the claims of the manufacturer, but still considered okay! Problems, can no longer be referred to as super-efficient!
XL1 is also claimed to be able to accelerate better control when preceded the car in front of him. This car won praise for modern architecture, dynamics and optimal sparing fuel.
However, the official price is not competitive because production XL1 is too little. Ability of this car can be even better if VW uses carbon fiber for the body. With the lighter weight, improved performance!
VW combines a conventional diesel engine 800 cc, 2-cylinder, 47 PS to 27 PS electric motor, the transmission, with a 7-speed dual clutch. Battery - placed the engine room - could run the car 49.8 miles (pure electric). This year only 1,000 units produced with a tag of around 50,000 U.S. dollars (USD 491.2 million).