Volkswagen is Still Considering a Roadster

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Volkswagen Concept BlueSport

After Volkswagen unveiled the BlueSport Concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show , the possibility of getting a production version has been up and down more than a roller coaster.

In fact, last year at the Paris Auto Show Volkswagen confirmed for the last time that the BlueSport will not happen.

Just today, a Volkswagen official – design chief Walter de Silva to be more exact – in an interview with German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport has stated that "this is a vehicle that we particularly like, and we always had in mind."

de Silva also said in the interview that he is not the only one in the company that thinks a small roadster wouldn’t be a bad decision for VW and that several employees are pushing to put it into production.

While we are not very sure this is an official confirmation of a production version, we are pretty sure a new round of speculations is about to begin.

Click past the jump to read more about the BlueSport Concept.

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept

Volkswagen Concept BlueSport

The BlueSport Concept was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show and it immediately made our hearts pump because of its great look and the possibility to see it put into production.

The concept was powered by a mid-mounted 2.0-liter Clean Diesel (TDI) with common rail injection engine with an output of 177 horsepower. It was capable to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and went up to a top speed of 140 mph, all while getting a fuel economy of 55 mpg.

Now, let’s be honest: wouldn’t you just love to drive such a model? We surely would!


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