We first saw the Volkswagen Concept BlueSport concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. While a production version of the roadster will arrive in showrooms in early 2011, Volkswagen is reportedly working on a range of green sports cars that will carry a BlueSport badge.
According to r&d chief Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the first BlueSport model will be a version of the Scirocco. He said that the idea of the sub-BlueMotoion brand is to apply fuel-saving technology to sportier Volkswagen models. A BlueSport Golf may also be a possibility and will fit between the GTI in the Golf range.
The Volkswagen Concept BlueSport carries a 2.0 TDI common-rail injection engine that produces 180-hp. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph. Mated to a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission, the Concept BlueSport returns an estimated fuel-economy of 55 mpg (US).
Volkswagen Concept BlueSport:
– By: Omar Rana