The name represents the amount of fuel it takes the car to travel 100 km and nominally equals to 235 mpg. Based on the translation, it seems that Volkswagen might be taking some liberties with the name since it appears to take 1.49 liters / 100 km, or a mere 157.8 mpg (US).
The original 1liter concept appeared in 2002 and was enormously expensive since it was largely made of one-off unobtanium.
This time around, VW applied more conventional components and fabrics to make the tandem two-seater.
January 20, 2010
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