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We recommend this service if you are likely to drive less than 10,000* miles in a year, and if you tend to drive in the following way:

  • Mainly city centre driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
  • High engine loading activities, e.g. frequent hill climbs, driving with your vehicle fully loaded and towing
  • Uneconomical driving using high rpms with heavy acceleration and heavy braking.

Article source: www.volkswagen.co.uk

Volkswagen is writing a new chapter in mobility in presenting its first fully electric production vehicle: the new e-up!. The four-seat car – which operates with nearly zero noise – is being shown at today’s Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg. The new e-up! impresses with its driving range of 150 km and excellent everyday practicality.

Innovations that fascinate: the e-up! offers entry to a new pioneering vehicle concept with an electric drive and four seats. A car for daily use in the city − but it is also ideal for commuters or as an innovative second car. It can handle distances of up to 150 km effortlessly. Afterwards, the e-up! can be recharged to as much as 80 per cent of its energy storage capacity within 30 minutes.

With nearly zero noise, the e-up! is powered by an electric motor with 60 kW / 82 PS peak power – without any disturbing gearshift interruptions or powertrain noise. Its continuous power is 40 kW / 55 PS. Its maximum torque of 210 Newton metres is available immediately with the first revolution. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h within 14 seconds and reaches a top speed of 135 km/h. The lithium-ion battery integrated in the underfloor area has a total energy storage capacity of 18.7 Kilowatt-hours (kWh); this means that the car can cover up to 150 km (per NEDC) on a single charge thanks to its low vehicle weight of 1,185 kg.

The port for charging the battery in the e-up! is hidden behind the ‘fuel filling flap’. As an option, the Combined Charging System (CCS) is used, which has been standardised by Volkswagen and other carmakers. It supports both DC and AC charging, so that drivers can easily charge their cars at most charging stations – regardless of the power sources or charging rates that they offer.

The styling of the e-up! is subtle and expresses high quality. One distinctive exterior feature is the curved layout of the LED daytime running lights in the front bumper. In addition, the front end, sills and underbody have been aerodynamically optimised.

The e-up! can be made out at first glance by its machine-polished 15-inch alloy wheels, Volkswagen emblems with blue backgrounds and an e-up! logo at the rear.

The vehicle’s interior features e-up! light-grey seat covers with blue top-stitched seams. Special leather and chrome accents have been used to convey a puristic impression that matches the vehicle concept of a full-fledged urban electric car.

In autumn, the e-up! will make its show debut at the International Autoshow in Frankfurt and following this will become available to order.  First UK customer deliveries are expected to take place from early 2014.

Article source: www.volkswagen.co.uk

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Some critics have suggested that the Volkswagen CC may have lost some of its visual verve following its 2012 facelift, the original CC's organic "four-door coupe" form having been made a bit more ordinary with version 2.0.

This Volkswagen still has plenty of charm, of course, and those looking for a more aggressive appearance now have the option of the German automaker's newly revealed R-Line model. Primarily an appearance package, the $32,195 R-Line (plus $795 destination) features a unique grille and body kit, with model-specific side skirts and front fascia. Additional standard features include 18-inch "Mallory" alloys, projector headlamps, paddle shifters for the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine and standard navigation.

This kitted-up front-drive CC was first seen at Germany's Auto Mobil International show, but Los Angeles marks its Stateside introduction. It is scheduled to hit dealers before year's end.

Article source: www.autoblog.com

Volkswagen XL1 capable of 314mpg


The Volkswagen XL1 – a radical two-seater hybrid that averages 314mpg – will go on sale later this year.

The Volkswagen XL1 might seem like a concept car fantasy, but Volkswagen has confirmed that a production model that averages 314mpg will go on sale later this year.

The XL1 is the culmination of a project to produce a car that could travel 100km (62 miles) on one litre (0.22 gallons) of diesel. It started with the 1-litre concept car of 2002, which developed into the 2009 L1 and 2011 XL1 concept cars.


In production form, the XL1 looks all but identical to the concept car. The sleek shape and covered rear wheels help to give an aerodynamic drag figure of just Cd 0.189.

At 389cm long and 115cm high the XL1 is shorter than a VW Polo and lower than a Porsche Boxster. In total it weighs just 795kg, and only 23 per cent of the car is made from steel or iron.

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) is used for the bodywork; other lightweight parts include magnesium wheels, ceramic brake discs and aluminium dampers, steering system and brake calipers.

Power comes from a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 47bhp two-cylinder diesel engine with a 26bhp electric motor. Drive is to the rear wheels, through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.


The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery and can power the car alone at low speeds for about 21 miles

VW quotes CO2 emissions of 21g/km; top speed is 99mph and the XL1's 0-62mph time is 12.7 sec.


An initial production run of 50 cars has been confirmed for 2013, but more could follow, depending on demand.


Prices have yet to be confirmed and Volkswagen says that no decision has been made on whether the XL1 will be sold in the UK. If it is, it will be available only in left-hand drive form.


More details of the XL1 will be revealed at the 2013 Geneva motor show on March 5.

Article source: www.telegraph.co.uk