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VW's tandem L1 project is reborn; leaked high-res pictures
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13 September 2009

This is the latest version of VW's tandem L1 project, so-called because of its ability to travel 100km on one litre of fuel.

The two-seater was due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday, but early pictures and details were revealed by the German media over the weekend.

See the high-res VW L1 pictures

The reports suggest the car, which is powered by a 29bhp two-cylinder diesel linked to a seven-speed DSG gearbox and weighs around 380kg, will achieve 189.6mpg.

VW originally showed a one-litre concept in 2002, although the exotic lightweight materials used to build it made it to expensive to consider for production.

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Spudski 14 September 2009

Re: VW's 189mpg two-seat concept

Autocar wrote:
This is the latest version of VW's tandem L1 project, so-called because of its ability to travel 100km on one litre of fuel.

Well, err, 189 mpg is only 67 km per litre. Doh!!

Shouldn't the headline read something like this:

"This is the latest version of VW's tandem L1 project, so-called because of the project's ultimate ambition to travel 100km on one litre of fuel."

McJohn 14 September 2009

Re: VW's 189mpg two-seat concept

Build it VW ... I'll buy one (if the price is sensible)

voyager12 14 September 2009

Re: VW's 189mpg two-seat concept

Oh look... a three-seat Space-Efficient Vehicle... ;-)

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