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VW’s Eco-Friendly BlueSport Roadster Not Dead After All?

Posted in auto industry, Car Tech, Compact Cars, Concept Cars, Diesel, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Foreign Cars, New Cars, Roadster by Alex Kierstein | June 5th, 2009 | 3 Responses |


The Wolfsburg juggernaut Volkswagen has decided to produce of one of their most well-received concepts in many years, the BlueSport roadster, which our colleagues in the automotive press corps like to consider the spiritual successor to the VW-Porsche 914. They’ve given the little bugger an internal development code, which is big news because it was originally intended to be a one-off concept, not a pre-production concept. Plus, with its small turbo-diesel engine, it’s theoretically good for 42 MPG and complies with California’s strict emissions standards. Cool! Read on for more details …


Here’s the goods: the expected price on the BlueSport will be around $30,000, which isn’t too bad. For that you’ll get a 180 HP, 260 ft-lbs of torque, 2L inline diesel four. Plus around 2600 lbs of curb weight. Not bad – that’s a MX-5 beating specification for just a bit more than a normal MX-5. Plus it will blow it out of the water in fuel economy. Quite an interesting little car. We hope VW produces it, as just the idea of a mid-engined diesel sportscar makes our naughty bits tingle with excitement.

[Source: Autofiends]

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3 Responses

  1. Adam Kierstein says:

    Wow, I wanna see how one of the 2 cyl turbo diesels performs. That sounds like a smart idea for high output.

  2. I am liking this, its really a nice looking car with a bit of a space feel and its great to see that its an Eco friendly car too. :)

  3. This is cool I do prefer the Eos but this is going to get heads turning, not just because its Eco friendly but because its really not bad for a little sports car.