2015 VW Passat 2 0 TDI 150PS, first drive
Ten key facts about the new Passat:
Thanks to its innovative lightweight design, the new Passat is up to 85 kg lighter than the previous model.
All engines are new to the model range; they have been made up to 20 per cent more fuel efficient.
The most powerful diesel in the Passat is a new four- cylinder TDI delivering 176 kW / 240 PS. Fuel consumption: 5.3 l/100 km.
In 2015, this top-selling vehicle will be offered as the Passat GTE with a plug-in hybrid drive. System power: 160 kW / 218 PS.
In the top ‘Highline’ equipment line the new Passat has LED headlights as standard.
Making their debut in the Passat: City Emergency Braking function with Pedestrian Monitoring, Trailer Assist,
Traffic Assist and Emergency Assist.
The new Passat is the first Volkswagen with an Active Info Display and head-up display.
The new Passat makes its debut as the eighth generation of this top- selling vehicle, which has sold nearly 22 million units since 1973.
The model series is the Group’s number one seller with up to
1.1 million Passat cars sold annually (2013; including derivatives).
The European launch begins in November. Further international markets follow successively from 2015.
The new Passat is being launched with ten direct injection turbo engines and a power output range of 88 kW / 120 PS to 206 kW / 280 PS: there are five petrol engines, four diesels and one petrol-hybrid. All are new to the Passat and comply with the demanding EU6 standard. The petrol (TSI) engines available at launch come from the EA211 and EA888 engine families; in the Passat they develop up to 206 kW / 280 PS. Leading efficiency is also provided by the new diesel (TDI) engines from the EA288 range; they deliver up to 176 kW / 240 PS. All engines are compact, lightweight and strikingly fuel-efficient: the drive system’s fuel consumption and thus CO2 emissions as well have been reduced on the Passat by as much as 20 per cent. Always fitted as standard: a Stop-Start system plus a regenerative braking mode. A dual clutch gearbox (DSG) will also be available as an option for all engine versions and as standard for the top engine configurations. For the first time there will also be a plug-in hybrid drive for this model range – powering the new Passat GTE. With a system output of 160 kW / 218 PS, it is the most powerful plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen to date. This Passat can be driven as a zero-emissions vehicle over a range of up to 50 km with all-electric power. The plug-in hybrid drive’s maximum system torque is 400 Nm. It utilises performance and power in an efficient, environmentally friendly manner: based on NEDC, standard consumption will be below 2.0 l/100 km and 13.0 kWh/100 km; figures that equate to CO2 emissions of less than 45 g/km.