Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Volkswagen Brand Technical Development, in front of the Volkswagen Concept Car L1. Click image to enlarge
Frankfurt, Germany – Volkswagen has unveiled its L1 concept, a full hybrid the company said is the world’s most fuel-efficient car. The L1 concept was unveiled along with the E-Up! electric concept vehicle.
The L1 weighs just 380 kilograms and offers an initial glimpse at how a production version might appear. The body is made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) and while its length of 3,813 mm is similar to that of a Volkswagen Fox, its height of 1,143 mm nearly matches that of a Lamborghini Murciélago.
The L1 has a combined fuel consumption value of 1.38 litres of diesel, with CO2 emissions at 36 g/km at 160 km/h. The engine, electric motor and seven-speed DSG transmission are installed in the rear. The L1 also features a stop-start system, which automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped.
Volkswagen presented seven world premieres at the show, including the E-Up!, L1, Polo Three-Door, BlueMotion versions of the Polo, Golf and Passat, and the high-performance Golf R.