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The Volkswagen XL1 is now available to order in the UK, though you need to act quickly if you'd like to secure one of the 30 XL1s planned for export to the UK.

According to Volkswagen, the XL1 carries a base price of £98,515 ($168,974 USD), which is certainly expensive, but already 6 UK-bound XL1s have been reserved (prior to the pricing announcement.)

So, there appears to be 24 XL1s left for the entire UK.  That's out of a total production run of up to 250 VW XL1s, none of which will be sold/leased in the US.

However, you can't just go place a XL1 order.  Rather, you can register interest in the vehicle.  VW has the final say in who it selects to take delivery.  Odd?  yes, but that's how it works with this limited-production fuel-sipper.

The first XL1 destined for UK soil should arrive this Fall.

The first VW XL1 was delivered 3 weeks ago in Germany.

Basic XL1 specs/details include:

“With an average fuel consumption of 0.9 l / 100 km, the XL1 is the most economical series-production car in the world. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can be driven purely electrically, and thus free of local emissions over a distance of up to 50 kilometers. From design layout to follow the XL1 as automotive protagonist of the pure sports car theory: minimum weight of CFRP monocoque and outer skin (795 kg), perfect aerodynamics (Cd 0.189) and extremely low center of gravity (1.153 mm height). Therefore, the efficient Volkswagen range 6.2 kW / 8.4 hp to slide at a constant speed of 100 km / h above the plane. In electric mode, the Volkswagen content with less than 0.1 kWh for more than a kilometer route.”

“XL1: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 0.9 (combined); Electricity consumption in kWh per 100 km: 7.2 (combined) CO2 emissions in g / km: 21 (combined), Efficiency: A +”

  • slightly askew 2 person seating
  • top speed of 98 mph
  • 0-62 mph in 12.7 seconds
  • NEDC rating of 261 mpg
  • 0.8 liter two-cylinder TDI diesel engine that puts out 47 hp
  • 31 miles of electric range
  • 20kW electric motor
  • 7-speed dual-clutch transmission