Don’t look now, but if this report is accurate, Volkswagen’s long-awaited roadster, the BlueSport Concept, is being prepped for a 2013 debut.

According to Autocar, the roadster is going to use the MMB (Modulare Mittel Baukasten) platform while using suspension parts from the Volkswagen Golf in an effort to curb production costs. Likewise, the production version of the BlueSport Concept will share the platform with a new Porsche “baby Boxster” and a similarly new Audi Roadster, which could possibly be the R4.

Details on what the car’s engine option is going to be is still up in the air, although there’s a chance that it could come with the new turbocharged 1.6 FSI engine that bumps up to 220 horsepower when used with a variable valve lift system from Audi. The car’s transmission has likewise been linked to either a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG unit.

The production version of the Volkswagen BlueSport Concept is scheduled to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, giving all of us at least two more years to salivate – and save up - on a Volkswagen Roadster.


Source: Autocar

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