After wowing the crowds at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, VW has yet to put its sensible little concept into production.
When the BlueSport debuted, nearly everybody with a pulse wanted one. And, why not?
It’s a sexy little roadster (about the size of a Mazda MX-5), with a 180 hp diesel mounted in the middle. Even though the words Diesel and Sport have never before been uttered in the same sentence. The BlueSport manages a 0-60 time of only 6.6 seconds, and a top speed of 140 mph.
Not bad for a Diesel…that gets 42mpg.
With bits and pieces of the BlueSport coming from other Volkswagen’s that are currently in production. It was assumed that the world’s biggest car maker would put its tantalizing little roadster into production. But, that plan has hit a snag.
Since VW owns Audi, and now Porsche, an apparent sibling rivalry has broken out within the company.
Automobile Magazine reports that Porsche is afraid that a $30k BlueSport might hurt sales of its forthcoming Boxster replacement. And, since Audi has a similarly sized TT roadster. They don’t want a cheaper Volkswagen lowering the sales tallies for their car either.
So for now, the Volkswagen BlueSport will remain a concept.