Volkswagen BlueSport Concept 

 
But interior quality and design is seldom a letdown on production VWs, so we're not overly concerned.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
In true mid-engine fashion, bold lateral air intakes flank the Flex silver colored car and direct cool air to the turbocharged powerplant.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)

Data points Key details of the Volkswagen BlueSport Concept

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Powertrain

With an efficient engine in place mid-ship, engineers focused their efforts on putting the sports car's power to the tarmac as best they could.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
Out back, exhaust is expelled through a dual tailpipe setup positioned widely on the outer edges of the bumper.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
For production, the engineers say they would use the group's upcoming MQB chassis, floorpan, powertrain, and electronics matrix.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)

Engine

Volkswagen first toyed with the idea of reviving a small, mid-engine roadster with its cleanly styled ConceptR for the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
Not the most inspiring of sounds, and no-one’s going to mistake it for a quad-cam V6, but it’s quiet enough.
by EVO
The concept car is fitted with VW's four-cylinder clean diesel engine.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)

Performance

The thing felt so inert it might as well have been made from the same stuff as the surrounding lava slopes, and it delivered a driving experience about as far removed from the eventual production car’s as the top speed of a Smart is from the sound barrier.
by EVO
They then placed behind the two passengers a version of Volkswagen's 2.0L TDI turbocharged four-cylinder diesel producing an impressive 178-hp @ 4200 rpm and 258 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm - more than enough power and torque to scoot the 2640-lb BlueSport to 60 mph in a claimed 6.2 sec before hitting its 140 mph top speed.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
Playing a large part in the car's economy is also an 'Eco mode' function with auto start-stop technology and regenerative braking.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)

Styling

Under the watchful eye of Volkswagen Group head of design Walter de Silva, the BlueSport wears several contemporary VW styling elements.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
It's the work of a team under Thomas Ingenlath at VW's advance design studio in Potsdam.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
A rear diffuser generating better airflow culminates the rear styling.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)

Body style

The roadster's positioning is refreshingly clear.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)
An all too brief drive in what could be a very exciting addition to the roadster ranks ends with a quick demonstration of the single-layer hood.
by EVO
And the car has to be both mid-engined and cheap, or it would clash with the more expensive front-engined Audi TT roadster.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2009)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Volkswagen
Type of car Concept car

engine

Fuels Gas

transmission

Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
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