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Volkswagen L1 concept

Wed, 23 Sep 2009

Volkswagen chose the Frankfurt motor show to unveil the revolutionary L1 Concept - a diesel-electric hybrid vehicle constructed from aluminum and carbon fiber. 

Weighing 380kg, the L1 can seat two occupants in tandem. They enter through a side-hinging, electrically operated canopy which maximizes aerodynamic efficiency. It has a Cd figure of just 0.195.

Measuring 3813mm in length, the L1 Concept is comparable to the Fox yet, at just 1143mm in height, it's as low as a Lamborghini Murcielago. Its width, at just 1200mm, is narrower than any conventional car on sale today.

Read our opinions of VW's L1 Concept in our 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights.

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