Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Volkswagen Brand Technical Development, in front of the Volkswagen Concept Car L1
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.

 

 

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