Volkswagen did not leave and produce a roadster, foreshadowed for the Detroit Auto Show 2009 called Volkswagen BlueSport Concept. With regard to VW, Blue means that you have cleaner diesel version with less CO2 emissions.
Volkswagen unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2009 for the first time a new concept, Volkswagen BlueSport Concept.
It looks very different from the current range of VW cars. In fact, if we remove the Volkswagen BlueSport Concept logo, the roadster could come from a Japanese brand. Only lights suggest family relationship with the Volkswagen Golf 6.
Otherwise, it’s a compact roadster with two seats, with well defined edges and surfaces and very highlighted. Volkswagen Group for the EcoRacer, which wanted more an exercise in style from “Barchetta” and ”Speedster”, for this the new VW concept is more balanced and very compact, with only 3.9 meters long.
And another detail: the two slots behind the doors indicates the rear engine placement solution. We do not know yet if we speak of a technical platform borrowed from the Porsche Boxster, but it is all clear from the first mention of the central engine roadster … Diesel!
It is a common-rail 2.0 liter and 180 hp, mated to a DSG automatic transmission with six reports. Performances claimed by VW are very good: 0-100 km / h in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 226 km / h. The “Sport” term has such coverage, but what about the “Blue”? Well, we can say that the average consumption is 4.3 l / 100 km, largely due to the “stop & start” system or energy recovery during braking.