2. Performance Figures
Mahle targeted a zero to 60 time of 10 seconds with this car, a goal they beat rather easily. It makes the cut in just 8.9 seconds while delivering a consumption score of 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). That works out to nearly 41 miles per gallon, though the U.S. EPA’s test would probably result in a drastically different number. Still, those figures are damn impressive for a 3,500-pound grocery-getter.
Carbon emissions are a big deal in Europe and the Downsizing Demonstrator also performs well in this area, clocking in at about 135 grams per click. Who says you need diesel to get massive fuel-economy figures?