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Volkswagen BlueSport Roadster On Hold

Diesel sports car not a viable business case during recession

 |  May 20 2009, 9:29 AM


Sadly it looks like the very-cool Volkswagen BlueSport Roadster may never see the street. VW has not confirmed the car’s status but apparently a company representative told a group of media who were in Australia for a Volkswagen press event that it just didn’t make economic sense considering the global recession.

This would no doubt mean that Audi and SEAT versions of the little roadster would suffer a similar fate.

The concept won’t be scrapped entirely, however, and may be resusetated once the economy recovers.

The BlueSport Roadster Concept launched at the North American International Auto Show this year, and boasted a 180hp turbo-diesel engine that can get 55mpg and hit 62 mph in 6.2 seconds.

[Source: Channel4]

VW BlueSport Roadster Concept

A diesel roadster for environmentally-friendly fun

 |  Jan 11 2009, 7:52 PM

img_4039Looking a great deal like a YES Roadster or a Vauxhall VX220 Turbo, the BlueSport Concept by Volkswagen is a cute and yet somehow masculine creation.

This roadster for the environmentally conscious is powered by a clean diesel TDI engine that makes an

impressive 180hp and yet can achieve a rating of 55 mpg! Thanks to VW’s revolutionary DSG gearbox the BlueSport Roadster Concept can accelerate to 62 mph in just 6.2 seconds. The low slung body of the BlueSport Roadster and massive 19-inch wheels make for a sporty and fun

look. Desing and material quality is very high and judging from the innovative yet realistic interior and reasonable proportions, expect to see this model hit production in the next few years.

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