Volkswagen Concept BlueSport
|Volkswagen Concept BlueSport|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||2.0 L (120 cu in) TDI I4|
|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. 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).
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.
- Detroit 2009: Volkswagen BlueSport concept, turbodiesel done right
- VW Bluesport Roadster: The Mid-Engined Diesel Sportscar
- Kacher, Georg (21 July 2010). "Audi R5 e-tron: Finding Mimo". Automobile Magazine. Source Interlink Media. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
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