2012 Volkswagen Passat US Editions

2012 Volkswagen Passat US Editions2012 Volkswagen Passat US Editions Picture

The absolutely new Volkswagen Passat. Larger, added comfortable, added able and with college affection than ever. The car's technology and administration came from Germany, while Volkswagen of America provided the conceptual direction. The alehouse will be congenital in the new US bulb in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Even the abject adaptation is apprenticed by a able 125 kW / 170 PS five-cylinder petrol agent (extra burghal active ambit with automated transmission: 31 mpg). Added agent options: an acutely economical Clean Diesel (TDI) with 102 kW / 140 PS (43 mpg added urban) and a six-cylinder petrol engine, the VR6 with 206 kW / 280 PS, which is commutual with a accepted bifold clamp chiral (DSG). The accord of VR6 and DSG makes the Volkswagen Passat a top-flight sports alehouse (28 mpg added urban; 0-60 mph in 6.5 s).

Although the new Passat offers appreciably added amplitude and comfort, Volkswagen was able to abate the amount akin by several thousand dollars compared to the antecedent model. With its entry-level price, the VW Passat is now in the 20,000 US dollar range. There is hardly any added alehouse of this admeasurement (exactly 191.7 inches or 4,868 mm long) that offers such aerial technology and affection at a commensurable price.

Despite the accustomed name the new VW Passat differs decidedly from its European counterpart. Every alien console is new, with a attending cartoon on the administration of the seventh bearing Volkswagen Passat yet featuring attenuate changes to the window line, rear lights, bootlid and bonanza as able-bodied as restyled doors and advanced wings. At 2,803 mm, the VW Passat's wheelbase has been continued by 91 mm, while all-embracing breadth grows to 4,868 mm (a accretion of 99 mm) and the amplitude is added by 13 mm to absolute 1,833 mm back compared to the European version.

Volkswagen of America will action the Passat in three accessories lines: S, SE and SEL. Even the abject adaptation (S) is actual able-bodied equipped. A tyre burden ecology system, ESP cyberbanking stabilisation programme, ABS with braking assistant, Hill Climb Assist (with chiral manual and DSG), six airbags and an acutely safe anatomy anatomy amalgamate to anatomy an able addressee aegis system. Added accepted appearance accommodate electric windows all round, air conditioning, careful glass, a characteristic alternation alarm in the centre of the apparatus panel, cruise control, alfresco temperature affectation with frost warning, radio-CD arrangement (MP3-capable, additional alien audio input) and a Bluetooth hands-free adaptable buzz arrangement (with articulation activation).