VW roadster Bluesport – it will be for 2014
In its weekly delivery of rumors more or less proven, Autocar says that the roadster will arrive in Bluesport VW dealership in 2014 after a presentation in grand style at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013. Why not.
The concept car Bluesport unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2009, a year ago. Rumours of mass production succeed since without that we have a date or an official confirmation. He also said that the profitability of such a model was through its variation under several VW Group brands.
In order to produce such cars, engineers have devised a new platform called MMB Mittel Baukasten for Modular, a modular architecture designed for mid-engine cars and using the suspension of Golf. Ideally, this chassis could accommodate the little Porsche and Audi R4 coupe and to better differentiate these models, engineers can play a track width variations to this platform. By cons, Coach admits not knowing if the wheelbase is variable or not.
The engine range will be that of the Golf and Scirocco with extra, the new 1.6 liter TFSI 220hp can offer up. Production could be shared between the utility plant in Hanover for making shells and the Karmann in Osnabrück, which would ensure the assembly.
Finally, note that according to coach an offensive on the roadsters also announced they are preparing these 3 models of the VW group, the Abarth roadster, a new Toyota MR2 Roadster … and an Alpine. According to them, Laurens Van Den Acker reportedly suggested that all brands should have a general affordable sports coupe in their lineup. And then the Wind?
On the Volkswagen stand at the penultimate Detroit, visitors can discover a beautiful concept car with the poetic name of Bluesport Concept and line squat really good (personal opinion). Since January, much water has flowed under the bridge and no one knew yet what would become of this little roadster expected to announce a production model in the medium term. But that’s good news this weekend: the economic crisis would ultimately saved the project and a production version from the concept car is about to land in the streets the next few years.
This little roadster future – with an engine mounted centrally behind – should be sold for around 30,000 dollars and the viability of the project was estimated safe enough by the makers of Volkswagen, which should introduce self by the beginning of the next decade.
The concept car featured a 4-cylinder TDI unit of 180 horsepower mated to a 6-speed DSG box, but it is not impossible that the car also receives the same 265 horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline direct injection for the entire Last Scirocco R.
What make a car capable of going to annoy a Boxster?
Volkswagen unveiled a concept very realistic that could foreshadow a future roadster in the range of the German manufacturer.
Volkswagen is not at its trial run on the field of sports roadsters. After the 2003 Concept R and EcoRacer 2005, the firm Wolfsburg finally seems to have found the right recipe and presentation in Detroit under the name BlueSport Concept. At first glance, its sleek and stylish and facies close to the Scirocco give the impression of having to deal with a series model. A tangible feeling inside too, where the exuberant cherished concepts have given way to a sober and realistic cockpit.
In mechanical terms, Volkswagen also keep feet on the ground. The BlueSport Concept adopts a motor diesel centrally placed behind developing 180 hp. Loop and the roadster from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds and grows to 226 km / h top speed. Performance even more impressive as they are to be compared with consumption figures very persuasive. The concept simply because of 4.4 l/100 km combined cycle. To achieve its ends, VW has equipped his new protege a tool for regenerative braking system and a”start-stop”. Diesel and American market force, a particle filter and a NOx trap integrated in the catalyst are also scheduled.
A motor 1.4 TSI could be on the agenda for the Geneva Motor Show next March. If the visitor returns are positive here in Detroit and later in Geneva, the production of this little roadster could be very seriously considered.
Right now there are more or less 70% chance of seeing this roadster go into production, announces VW.
The decision will depend on whether SEAT and Audi can develop their own version of this little roadster to give the VW Group’s best economies of scale (sharing platform components etc. …).
There is not much new technology inside, because the roadster 1200kg uses a steel chassis and components already existing in the VW Group as the supspensions before coming, for example, the “new” Golf.
Since the appearance of attractive concept VW BlueSport , it never ceases to decline under the arms of different brands of the VW group. Seat, Audi and Skoda have been entitled, and the merger with VW / Porsche was also loaned to the Stuttgart firm intention to decline as its logo an entry-level roadster , a sort of revival 914.
But in a recent interview with Auto Motor und Sport, an official Porsche has denied a project in this direction. Or at least, a proposed entry-level vehicle positioned under the Boxster.
In case the current economic climate is not conducive and philosophy upscale leaders do not want to get down. And if we remember the words of a head of VW group who said that to be viable, the roadster would be declined under the emblems Audi and Porsche, we can now worry about its future.
And, given the tensions between Porsche and VW