Volkswagen Concept BlueSport

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Volkswagen Concept BlueSport
Volkswagen Bluesport--DC.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Production 2009
Designer Klaus Bischoff
Thomas Ingenlath
Peter Wouda
Romulus Rost
Body and chassis
Body style roadster
Layout MR layout
Related Audi e-tron
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L (120 cu in) TDI I4
Transmission 6-speed DSG
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,430 mm (95.7 in)
Length 3,990 mm (157.1 in)
Width 1,745 mm (68.7 in)
Height 1,260 mm (49.6 in)
Curb weight 2,600 lb (1,200 kg)

The Volkswagen Concept BlueSport is a mid-engined roadster concept car produced by Volkswagen.[1][2] It was introduced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Concept BlueSport follows on from a previous roadster concept car, the Volkswagen Concept R, shown at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Concept BlueSport is powered by a 2.0 L (120 cu in) TDI I4 producing around 180 hp (130 kW) and 260 lb·ft (350 N·m). A six-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox helps give it an estimated 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.2 sec and a top speed of 140 mph (230 km/h).

Production[edit]

It has been reported that a production BlueSport model is under development, based on a platform, codenamed Mimo (for Mittelmotor, or mid-engine) or 9X1, to be shared between the Volkswagen Group marques Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche. The Audi version, related to the Audi e-tron Detroit concept car, may be named Audi R4 or R5. A Porsche variant is speculated to be a "spiritual successor" to the Porsche 356 roadster, positioned below the current Boxster as the company's entry-level model.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detroit 2009: Volkswagen BlueSport concept, turbodiesel done right
  2. ^ VW Bluesport Roadster: The Mid-Engined Diesel Sportscar
  3. ^ Kacher, Georg (21 July 2010). "Audi R5 e-tron: Finding Mimo". Automobile Magazine. Source Interlink Media. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 

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