The Volkswagen(VW) BlueSport Concept roadster is the manifestation of months of rumors about a new open-top sports car coming from VW. Apparently at Volkswagen, blue is the new green. The BlueSport packs a mid-mounted 2.0 liter turbodiesel good for 180 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. Considering the BlueSport Concept weights in at a featherweight 2600 lbs., this should provide greater punch than say, a Mazda MX5, while still returning great mileage with low emissions.
VW says the BlueSport Concept returns an EU-method 35 miles per gallon in average driving conditions, and up to 62 mpg in optimal conditions with the Eco button engaged. Styling is a refreshing change from competing roadsters from BMW, Porsche, Audi, Honda and Mazda; far more attractive than the Volkswagen Eos.
The most pressing question left by the BlueSport’s introduction: Why aren’t we driving it already?