VW BlueSport Mid-Engined Roadster Concept with 180HP Diesel Achieves 55MPG

Sporty, good looking and extremely frugal; what else could one ask from a two-seater roadster? VW’s long-awaited Concept BlueSport made its debut at the 2009 Detroit Show. Even though the German automaker makes no word of a production version, we’re all crossing our fingers that the roadster study will get the green light. Behind the two bucket seats of the 3.99 meter long Concept BlueSport, there’s 180HP strong 2.0-liter turbocharged Clean Diesel (TDI) engine that transfers power to the rear-wheels via 6-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.
Volkswagen Concept BlueSport RoadsterWith this unit that produces 350Nm of torque, the Concept BlueSport can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds (0-100 km/h: 6,6 seconds) while its top speed is 140 mph (226 km/h). Even more impressive is the car’s excellent fuel economy rating of 55 mpg U.S. (4,3 l/100 km) that is combined with an ultralow CO2 level of 113 g/km CO2. Two features that help the mid-engined, soft-top roadster achieve these figures is the automatic start-stop system and the brake energy regeneration system.
Technical data of the Volkswagen concept car Concept BlueSport

Volkswagen Concept BlueSport
Body / Chassis
Length 3,990 mm
Width 1,745 mm
Height 1,260 mm
Track, front 1,490 mm
Track, rear 1,520 mm
Front suspension McPherson suspension
Rear suspension Multi-link system
Engine
Configuration 4 cylinder TDI,
2.0 liter displacement
Max. power
at engine speed
132 kW / 180 PS
at 4,200 rpm
Max. torque
at engine speed
350 Nm
at 1,750 rpm
Drivetrain / Wheels
Transmission 6-speed direct shift
Final drive Rear-wheel drive
Tires, front 235/35 ZR19
Tires, rear 245/35 ZR19
Performance / Economy
0-100 km/h 6.6 seconds
0-60 mph 6.2 seconds
V/max 140 mph / 226 km/h
Fuel consumption (Euro 6) 4.3 liter/100 km / 55 mpg
CO2 emissions* 113 g/km
* in Eco mode:
Start-stop & regeneration
Colors
Exterior paint Flex silver
Convertible top Orange

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