Despite the on-again, off-again rumors surrounding a small Volkswagen roadster, it would appear that a small droptop two-seater is still on track. CarScoops, citing a report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport magazine, states that there are many people within Volkswagen who still believe that this sort of vehicle would be good for the brand.

"I'm not the only one in our company who is convinced that a small roadster wouldn't be the worst thing for Volkswagen," the automaker's design chief, Walter de Silva, told AMS, according to CarScoops. "This is a vehicle that we particularly like, and we always have in mind."

Volkswagen showed the BlueSport concept (pictured above) at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, but the project was quickly put on hold, with earlier reports stating that there simply wasn't a business case for the car. Those reports were contradicted early last year, and it's good to hear that spokespeople within the company are still looking to move forward with the project.

The BlueSport concept debuted with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, good for 177 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. According to Volkswagen, the BlueSport would hit 62 miles per hour in 6.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 140 mph, and able to hit fuel economy numbers as high as 54.7 miles per gallon. Of course, a small turbocharged gasoline engine could also work in this application, and CarScoops states that this sort of vehicle could also find homes within the Audi and Porsche brands, as well.


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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please...just.....build....it!
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      That BlueSport concept - now going on 4 years old - is still one of VW's best designs. If they did it right, it could compete with the BRZ/FRS. Make it lightweight, make it a coupe and make it handle.
      RWD
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it was a good idea in 2009, and it's en even better idea now. A 2.0 TDI version and a 2.0 TSI, bring 'em both!
      Ae Neuman
      • 1 Year Ago
      vag stop dithering around and build the darn thing !
        Speed Devil
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ae Neuman
        Exactly, times a wastin' and I know PLENTLY of people who'd buy them, regardless of engine or trans options
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please dont make this a diesel. While i can appreciate the perks of a diesel, a proper sports car should be able to rev past 5000rpm and should be a joy to shift. Diesels are just not fun to drive fast IMO. They are fun to cruise in and enjoy the low rpm response when you blip the throttle while cruising. But that not what sports cars are all about. Id much rather have the next gen GTI engine in this and shave a second off that 0-60, while getting less mileage. If you want to up the mileage then put a lightweight mild hybrid in it so the city and track mileage goes up.
        Speed Devil
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bonehead
        Just like most of their other cars, should come in Tsi and Tdi, also should come with stick I wager if they make it, only option not (initially) available is power soft top
      Technoid
      • 1 Year Ago
      What do you mean "there wasn't a business case for the car"?!? This is exactly what I had been waiting for before I got the CC, then still nothing in sight when I turned in the CC, so I moved on ... to a different brand altogether. Bring it, VW! I'm sold!
        Speed Devil
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Technoid
        I can think of several types without even trying: business people who wanna toy car, housewives, teenagers (both genders), people who travel a lot, tuners who want a on affordable and modern MR2, convertible lovers, gas misers who want a fun, efficient car, players and playboys who want a sleek little convertible, people who want something new, ect. So what's their excuse now?
      F3L1X
      • 1 Year Ago
      The headline should read, "VW still considering small roadster that it will never build."
      Speed Devil
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, I've been waiting for this for a long time, hope they make it, and with Manual as an option too!
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Speed Devil
        Would just go with the TT, dont see a point in VW version of one.
          Speed Devil
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Scooter
          Naw, they're different Your talking a VW MR2 designed as a convertible ground up vs Audi's sporty FR2(+2) that's coupe then very. Had a mk1 TT (225), drove a few mk2's, trust me when I say those two cars would be totally different
          Speed Devil
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Scooter
          Vert, damn auto correct ><
      in.formed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Need a modern interpretation of the Karmann Ghia as a shell.
      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please keep it VW ONLY. We dont need audi bentley lambo etc etc versions Thank you!
      Speed Devil
      • 1 Year Ago
      What we need is a fb petition for them to build it, like we did with bringing the TT-RS to the us
      devbomb99
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would buy it with the TDI engine under the hood.
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