• Jul 1, 2010
Volkswagen BlueSport Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Now this is interesting. Hot on the heels of rumored turmoil in the VW/Audi/Porsche house over the BlueSport roadster, AutoExpress is reporting that VW has given the droptop concept the green light for production. Color us skeptical. It's not that we don't want to believe that VW has told its squabbling children to cool their jets so that ze people's automaker can bring the world an efficient and entertaining ragtop, it's just that there's a noticeable lack of details baked into the AutoExpress piece. Specifically, which of the three automakers will get to build the thing.

An "unnamed source" has confirmed the car for production and given the publication a quick peek at the final version of the car. Lucky them. AutoExpress goes on to say that the BlueSport will come with a 178-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine as standard equipment, though a variety of other power plants will also be available. Those include the twin-charged 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine from the Polo GTI as well as a turbo 2.0-liter gasser from the Golf GTI.

It all sounds great as it floats around the vast vacuum of the internet, but until we see something from Volkswagen itself, we're not exactly ready to call this one a done deal.



[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, a VW covertible that won't be solely popular with women. Not knocking the Eos or New Beetle, but most people I see driving those cars are women. Men want ragtops that are less cute and more sporty, when it comes to styling.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hell Yess. Sold. Sold. Sold!
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        Repeat after me

        Please come to America Please come to America Please come to America!!!!!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring on the $25K droptops! The more the merrier!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Miata needs more competition. When Saturn folded, Honda dropped the S2000, and so on, the Miata is owns the entry level two door sports coupe convertibles. It is a small market, but it would be nice to have another option that is worth while. Otherwise you have to spend 40k for a G35 or 50k for a Boxster.

      I hope VW realy goes for it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As always VW, DONT FORGET TO SEND THIS CAR TO THE UNITED STATES!
      • 4 Years Ago
      YES. This is very good news. Sign me up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tired of 600hp German tuner cars, this VW is really good new! If VW can keep this roadster under 2500#/$35,000 nicely equipped, they have a winner......and I don't care how they badge it. Keep it away from Porsche accessory package whores for best results...Bruce
        • 4 Years Ago
        exactly, price it between the GTI and GOLF R and call it a day... fwd though.. meh.. it'll be fine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        wait, where did you see that it's mid-engined and FWD? (or did I misunderstand your comment?)
        • 4 Years Ago
        The concept was mid engine RWD. If VW turns this into FF count me out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, a masculine alternative to the Eos.
      Kumail
      • 4 Years Ago
      :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope my '02 Passat hangs on until I am able to buy one of these. Don't let me down, VW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, how's this thing any different than the TT Roadster?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really like the looks of this car. German-engineered, mid-engined roadster, with a turbo diesel powerplant, of all things. Not a performance beast by any means, I see it as a compelling alternative to the MX-5 rather than the Boxster.

      Now what's the bad news? Let me guess: VW is going to build it, but they won't export it to the U.S.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Also my first thought....if it's cool, interesting and desirable, we won't get it.
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