Volkswagen has been perfecting the Passat for more than four decades. With the new trim levels Trendline, Comfortline and Highline it unveils many innovations. Three brand new engines make their debut with less weight and with the latest assistance, infotainment and convenience systems. The most radical new feature in the cabin is called the Active Info Display. Other new features on the Passat include a Head-up Display, a security system Front Assist with City Emergency Braking system function with Pedestrian Recognition. Three additional brand new features are called Emergency Assist (stops your vehicle in emergency situations), Trailer Assist (assisted maneuvering with a trailer) and Traffic Jam Assist.
The new Passat will be available with five TSI gas and four TDI diesel engines. 1.4-, 1.8- and 2.0-litre gas engines are covering a power range from 125 hp to 280 hp. Especially innovative is the 1.4 TSI 150 hp engine with its active cylinder management (ACT). The average fuel efficiency of 235-mpg comes with the standard six-speed transmission. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is offered, too. The diesel engine range stretches from 1.6 TDI units producing 120 hp to 2.0 TDI with 240 hp. This twin-turbocharged four-cylinder Bi-Turbo TDI is expected to be added to existing models later on as well. Besides great power it achieves an impressive torque reaction up to 500 N.m guaranteed by the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, available only with 4Motion four-wheel drive.
The engines all meet Euro 6 emission standards. Compared to previous models it lines-up with 20% better fuel economy and lower emission. All versions are equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode.
For the first time, Passat will also be offered with Volkswagen’s most powerful plug-in hybrid drive, thus becoming a genuine zero emission vehicle as it has an all-electric range of 50 km.