The Concept BlueSport is fitted with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre TDI engine
which produces 180 PS and 258 lbs ft of torque from 1,750 rpm. Power is
transferred to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual clutch DSG gearbox and
sees the Concept BlueSport accelerate from standstill to 62 mph in 6.6 seconds
and go on to a top speed of 140 mph.
Despite its sporting focus the adoption of lightweight materials, coupled
with a 45:55 weight distribution and multi-link rear suspension allows Concept
BlueSport to strike a balance between agility and economy – the Concept emits
just 113 g/km of CO2, while returning 65 mpg on the combined cycle. To improve
fuel economy and emissions further the ‘Eco’ mode
function can be engaged to activate an automatic Stop-Start system and braking
Styled by a team led by Director of Design for Volkswagen, Klaus Bischoff and
Director of the Design Centre in Potsdam, Thomas Ingenlath, Concept BlueSport
combines an elegant profile with a purposeful stance, clean surfaces and
innovative design details.
Finished in metallic ‘Flex Silver’ with a contrasting orange retractable
fabric roof, Concept BlueSport marks an evolution of Volkswagen design with
short front and rear overhangs complemented by a set of unique multi-spoke
19-inch alloy wheels. The rear features distinctive high-intensity LED light
clusters above an aerodynamic diffuser which incorporates twin tailpipes.
Measuring 3,990 mm in length, 1,260 mm high and 1,745 mm wide the Concept
BlueSport is shorter than a Golf yet almost as wide. Despite the modest
proportions the Concept BlueSport retains practical features such as a 112-litre
load space under the bonnet and an additional
70-litres in the rear boot.
The colour of the Concept BlueSport’s orange roof continues inside, with
subtle styling and cabin lighting accents. The stylish lightweight sports seats
are upholstered in black leather, while the dash-mounted touchscreen gives
access to all information and entertainment functions.
The Concept BlueSport is a design study with no immediate plans for
production. While it draws inspiration from the past it serves to reinterpret
the concept of a mid-engined Volkswagen sports car.
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