The new Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept has revealed at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The VW company say it’s the most fuel-efficient car in the world. The Up! Lite is sincerely a precise wing of the L1 Concept that has unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new VW Up! Lite Concept powered by two sources. The first is a 2-cylinder 0.8-litre TDI engine making 38kW (51hp) at 4,000rpm and 120Nm between 1,800rpm and 2,250rpm. The other is a 10kW (14hp) electric motor working with a lithium-ion battery. Together they produce a 65hp.
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Another fuel-saving technologies include brake regenerative technology, a stop/ start system and a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). A vehicle weight of 695kg help the car achieve an ordinary fuel consumption personage of 2.44 litres per 100km or 70mpg on the highway. C02 emissions are 65g/km. An entirety range of over 800km (497mi) is promising from the small 20 litre diesel reservoir.
Although not intended to be a performance typical of any person, the little 3-door car will accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in a respectable 12.5 seconds and cruise comfortably at a top alacrity of 160km/h (100 mph). In terms of its project VW chosen spotless, obvious ranks, a new clean front fence that opens/ closes according to need and a rear profile akin to the sports produce. The roof is made of 3.3kg carbon fibre.
The car is made chiefly from aluminium, steel and carbon fibre. It trial 3.8 metres long, 1.4m tall, 1.6m varied and has a wheelbase of 2.45m. Safety systems installed embrace ESP, one rear and two elevation cameras in place of rear-position mirrors.
Exterior skin contain front fog light, LED daytime running light, 18-edge aluminium and carbon fibre wheels and LED rear lights. And inside, an equipment composes of a 5.7-shuffle finger select, a MP3 player, an Internet connection and a handset.