The Volkswagen Bulli concept was an evolution of the Microbus
concept from 2001. In fact, despite the decade between
the two vehicles, they are very similar in design in almost
every single way.
The Bulli has the same two-tone paintwork - inspired by
the original Samba bus - as the Microbus concept, and
it also has the same slit-like headlights and wraparound
The Volkswagen Bulli is smaller than its predecessor,
measuring in at 3.99 m in length, 1.75 m in width and
1.70 m in height. The wheelbase of 2.58 m is only slightly
longer than that of a VW Golf.
The Bulli features seating for six, laid out in two rows
of three. The rear seats can be folded flat to maximise
the cargo area, or they can be transformed into a bed
for the true camping experience.
A removable iPad in the centre console serves as a multifunctional
touchscreen. Along with Internet-based applications and
the media centre, it also handles phone and navigation
Powering the Volkswagen Bulli is a 115 horsepower (85
kW) electric motor which is fed by a 40 kWh lithium-ion
battery. This 100 percent electric drivetrain allows the
Bulli to travel up to 186 miles (300km) before recharging.
The top speed is limited to 87 mph, and the 0-60 mph run
takes 11.5 seconds. The concept could also accommodate,
as an alternative power source, one of Volkswagen's small
displacement petrol or diesel direct injection engines.
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