2015 VW XL1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2015
  • Mileage 
    79 mi / 128 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WVWZZZ1LZFK000139
  • Engine number 
    CSC00158
  • Lot number 
    425
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Made from carbon fibre reinforced polymer and weighs just 795kgTwo-seat, limited production. 800cc diesel-powered, plug-in hybridSuper-aerodynamic. Only needs 8bhp to achieve a steady 62mph and 313mpgOne of only 200 built worldwide, one owner andless than 80 miles from newLeft-hand drive. Finished in Oryx White Pearl with black cloth and red-centre Alcantara interiorRevealed at the Qatar Motor Show in 2011, the VW XL1 not only looks amazingly futuristic but also features a whole raft of pioneering construction and drivetrain technology. Power comes from a meagre 800ccTDitwo-cylinder,common-rail diesel engine which develops just 48bhp. It's linked to an electric motor producing a further 27bhp, resulting in a far more respectable 75bhp when working together. Bearing in mind the kerb weight is just 795kg, that's adequate to scoot it along quite nicely,we presume,as youclick your waythrough the 7-speed DSG gearbox.It willhappilyrun on the electric motoralonewith zero emissionsand,inthis mode,has a range of 50km (31 miles) which should be more than enough to get you to your local supermarket for the weekly shop.The XL1's suitably streamlined body is equally innovative. It's made from Volkswagen's patented carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) which is constructed using a process called resin transfer moulding (RTM). Elsewhere, magnesium wheels, ceramic brake discs and the use of aluminium for the dampers, steering and brake callipers help shave off that all-important weight. In fact, just 23.2% of the car is made out of either steel or iron. Meanwhile, friction optimised wheel bearings and driveshafts, as well as special low-rolling-resistance Michelin tyres, contribute to the low energy consumption and this technologically advanced masterpiece became a realityat VW's Osnabrck factory.Fundamentally, the XL1 is a two-seater with gullwing doors and shrouded rear wheels being the key design features helping to keep the drag coefficient to a minimum. That's not to mention the natty use of small cameras (e-mirrors) instead of traditional wing mirrors to tell the driver what's going on outside. Remember Audi being boastful of its ground-breaking 100 model's 0.30 drag coefficient back in the early 1980s? Well, the VW XL1 virtually halves that with its figure of 0.186, making it the world's most aerodynamic road-going production car to date.Having covered just 79 miles, the example we have on offer is,you could say,in as new condition,and has beenserviced annually regardless of mileage. The Oryx White Pearl paintwork is flawless as are the red-centred, blackAlcantara seats and ceramic black interior finishes. Single ownership from new,and the car will beofferedwith aCrystal laser-cut 3Dmodel, production artwork, all books, manuals, charging station and a fitted car cover. A super addition to any car collection oryou canenjoy turning heads whilstachieving 300+MPG on the commute to work.