Volkswagen XL1 Priced From £98,515 In UK

JUL 5 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 13

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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

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13 Comments on "Volkswagen XL1 Priced From £98,515 In UK"

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Dont really like it

Bill Moore (over at EV World) used to talk about this vehicle from time to time.

I don;t think Bill ever envisioned how expensive this vehicle might turn out to be.

It sounds to me like the folks at Volkswagen need to spend their summer vacations in some southern style jails in the U.S. where they will learn the meaning of “SHAFTED”

But, jails of the American South are old school.

And so, send the XL-1 sales crew to Mexico where they will disappear into the Mexican Desert without a trace.

If you can save 1,000 Pounds a year on petrol with the XL-1, then it will only take about 75 years to get your investment back in gas savings.

Oh, I forgot, if it has the name Volks-Wagen, or Mercedes or BMW attached to it, then it’s called “Fahrennügen” or some other mythical German BS. Then, it is sacred…..

Please, let me die in peace and be buried in a 1953 three hole Buick rag-top convertible with 1500 pounds of chrome bumpers..

It just pisses the Germans off no end that Tesla scooped them. That’s what happens when you go to bed every night with a glow plug under your pillow.

Just that simple !!

This will become a collector’s item that is priced accordingly (and will fetch even more a few years after it’s sold out).

In a world without Tesla, this car doesn’t make sense either, but it would be somewhat kind of comprehensible.

Trying to sell an oil burner for that price and with those limitations just seems odd. I think this project has been overtaken by events. Wake me up when they have an all-electric version.

The new XL1. Just idiotic.

The L1 was so much better… The XL mutated like a tumor– over engineered, over priced, under produced.

So, why not put this system in a realistic vehicle that the public can use and afford?? As it is, it’s just another flash-in-the-pan!

A lot of the XL1 technology, particularly the diesel-electric drivetrain, will be used in the 2015 Up! Hybrid, which is rumored to achieve more than 200 MPG.

1) it’s a BEAUTY.
2) Will be a Chick Magnet just like a Porsche, or better.
3) Now it’s time for an affordable Gen II.

Size of BATTERY should be added to the above list.
That’s important to know.

But, with Global Warming GLOBAL DROUGHT this extreme Already, VW needs to move FASTER.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/pdfs/20140701/20140701_usdm.pdf

Build a car like this but longer, seats at least 4, is pure electric, can use superchargers, and comes in 30, 50, and 70 KWH battery packs that can be upgraded.