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Volkswagen Up! Blue E-motion to get 95 mpg - report

 Volkswagen Up! Blue E-motion to get 95 mpg - report
Volkswagen Up! concept

Will feature the XL1 powertrain

Volkswagen's quest to become a leader in fuel-efficiency is about to take a major leap forward as a new report is indicating the Up! Blue E-motion will have an average fuel consumption of 2.97 L/100km (95 mpg imp / 79.1 mpg US).

To get this impressive figure, the car will reportedly adopt the same powertrain as the XL1 concept.  This means we can expect a 47 hp (35 kW / 48 PS) 800cc two-cylinder turbodiesel engine and a 27 hp (20 kW / 27 PS) electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Sadly, due to size restraints, the Blue E-motion's battery won't be large enough to allow the vehicle to run on electricity alone.

No word on when the car will be launched, but the standard Up! is slated to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Source: AutoCar

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Comments (4)

 dj_jhonny_2001 dj_jhonny_2001
nice.... smart does 3.3 L/100 km and is not interesting but volkswagen 2.9 uuuaaaaaaauuuuu...... nice
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February 5, 2011 3:53 pm
 stylovale stylovale
Oh wow 95mpg coming soon! 10years old Audi A2 with 4doors whitout any fancy stuff 85mpg.
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February 5, 2011 9:42 am
 Microice Microice
I pressume the Up will become the new Lupo and its good to see the XL1/ L1 drivetrain on a production model. Super!
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February 5, 2011 8:42 am
 maloparac maloparac
Hm...Volkswagen is cooking something intersting for us
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February 4, 2011 8:07 pm