To be or not to be: Vw BlueSport Roadster

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

Speculations of a resurrection of the roadster segment, with special emphasis on the Porsche 914 and 356, came about due to the appearance of the Bluesport Concept at the Detroit Motor Show last January.

Those talks were laid to rest last month when they put a stopper to the rebirth of the Porsche, leading to fears that the same might happen to the planned Bluesport Concept production model.

VW is doing a careful calculation on how they could earn with a niche car since the current crisis is a challenge in coming up with enough volume to provide the company a profit.

In spite of the bad news the German carmaker once more gave hope at the production of the roadster at an exclusive public showcasing of the concept.

VW says that a new mid-engined platform intended for the Bluesport could permit a production variant to go on sale for $30,000. Not just a sporty two-passenger car, but also truly eco-friendly.

Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, it can generate about 180hp (134kW) and a top torque of 260lb-ft (352Nm), helping the car accelerated from standstill to 60mph in just 6.2 seconds, and it only consumes fuel at 35mpg combined.

Furthermore, the production model could come with the 265hp (198kW) 2.0-liter gasoline unit intended for the Scirocco R. Sharing components with its other models is VW way of cutting costs.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Not a few agree that the Volkswagen Polo news a styling overhaul. While this supermini still looks good as it is now, the latest facelift was around three years. With...
by - April 27, 2017
They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. That’s what Harvey Payne did with his Chevrolet Bolt. Ever since he bought it, it had been experiencing...
by - April 27, 2017
What defines a coupe? Well, according to the dictionary, “it is a car with a fixed roof and two doors”. Ok, now that it is clear, when does one not...
by - April 27, 2017
Back in 2013 was when the first hot hatch was released, that was the original A45 by Mercedes-AMG, carrying a hand-built 2.0 liter M133 turbo mill. It was then then...
by - April 27, 2017
BMW dealers have a problem, a good problem. The demand for the 2017 BMW 5 Series is very high, they cannot attend to all the customers. But actually, supplies are...
by - April 27, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries