Volkswagen Passat – Redesigned to Be the Finest

03.10.2016 г.

Volkswagen Passat

Being the sole European entry in the category of midsize sedans, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat is one of the most enjoyable rides that exude of class and elegance. The driving dynamics of Passat that inspires confidence make for a very relaxing and satisfying driving experience. However, this Passat has been designed particular for the preferences and tastes of North Americans and this is even manufactured in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Expect that you will be getting a practical, roomy and reasonably priced ride that can compete with the rest of the midsize sedan stables including the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. This 2016, the Volkswagen Passat has received its much needed facelift that will help it to compete much better and is also one of the first ever vehicles that offer Android Auto integration and Apple CarPlay.

What Meets the Eye

At first glance, you will notice subtle changes yet this year’s Volkswagen Passat is redesigned from its windshield forward in order to give it a somewhat more commanding presence, thanks to its newly sculpted hood, bolder grille that adds both strength and refinement and the slimmer headlights. The latest Passat R-Line variant also takes its sportiness one step further with the one of a kind rear and front styling touches, the darker wheels of 19 inches and more. The tech upgrade of Passat includes its ability to open the trunk even when your hands are full where you only need to wave your foot below the rear bumper when your key is inside your purse or pocket.

Interior

There is nothing subtle about cavernous interior dimensions. If you shuttle regular-size adults or NBA players regularly, this 2016 Volkswagen Passat as well as its uncommonly roomy rear seats are a must see. Included in the update are enhanced details, redesigned gauge cluster, improved materials, and overdue tech upgrade. There’s also a touch screen control and USB and Bluetooth connectivity are standard around the line now and the Car-Net system that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration also enables several advanced services. For instance, your computer may be alerted once your teen driver exceeded a set boundary or speed.

Under the Hood

With the famous diesel engines of Volkswagen on administrative leave for the EPA violations, the lineup of 2016 Volkswagen Passat includes 2 engines. Majority of buyers will pick the 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. Through its underbody aerodynamic enhancements and mechanical tweaks, this combination is rated to deliver good 38mpg on the highway up from thirty-six mpg last year. The models are also equipped with powerful 3.6L V6 engine option also feature fast shifting dual clutch automatic transmission. Both of these combine to provide a European feel. Every Passat is a front-wheel drive.

Driving Impressions

2016 Volkswagen Passat keeps everyone comfortable and connected. It also shows off an athletic, playful side. It also offers a 280 hp V6, yet the added power is not worth added cost as well as reduced efficiency for majority of buyers.

Volkswagen Passat 1.8T specs

Max power - 170 HP or 123 kW or 172 PS @ 6200 RPM
Max torque - 184 lb-ft or 250 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Top speed - 123 mph or 198 km/h
Acceleration 0-60 mph - 6.8 s
Fuel economy - City : 23 mpg US
Fuel economy - Highway : 34 mpg US
Fuel economy - Combined : 27 mpg US

Volkswagen Passat 3.0 V6 specs

Max power - 280 HP @ 6200 RPM
Max torque - 258 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
Top speed - 130 mph or 210 km/h
Acceleration 0-60 mph - 5.7 s
Fuel economy - City : 20 mpg US
Fuel economy - Highway : 28 mpg US
Fuel economy - Combined : 23 mpg US

Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI specs

Max power - 125 PS or 92 kW @ 4500 RPM
Max torque - 200 Nm @ 1400-4000 RPM
Top speed - 129 mph or 208 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 9.7 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 41.5 mpg UK or 6.8 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 64.2 mpg UK or 4.4 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 53.3 mpg UK or 5.3 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI manual specs

Max power - 120 PS or 88 kW @ 3600 RPM
Max torque - 185 lb-ft or 250 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Top speed - 128 mph or 206 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 10.8 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 60.1 mpg UK or 4.7 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 78.5 mpg UK or 3.6 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 70.6 mpg UK or 4.0 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI specs

Max power - 120 PS or 88 kW @ 3600 RPM
Max torque - 185 lb-ft or 250 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Top speed - 128 mph or 206 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 10.8 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 62.8 mpg UK or 4.5 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 76.3 mpg UK or 3.7 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 70.6 mpg UK or 4.0 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI manual specs

Max power - 150 PS or 110 kW @ 3500 RPM
Max torque - 251 lb-ft or 340 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Top speed - 136 mph or 220 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 8.7 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 60.1 mpg UK or 4.7 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 78.5 mpg UK or 3.6 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 70.6 mpg UK or 4.0 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI specs

Max power - 150 PS or 110 kW @ 3500 RPM
Max torque - 251 lb-ft or 340 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Top speed - 135 mph or 218 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 8.7 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 54.3 mpg UK or 5.2 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 70.6 mpg UK or 4.0 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 64.2 mpg UK or 4.4 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion specs

Max power - 120 PS or 88 kW @ 3600 RPM
Max torque - 185 lb-ft or 250 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Top speed - 130 mph or 210 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 10.8 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 65.7 mpg UK or 4.3 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 85.6 mpg UK or 3.3 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 76.3 mpg UK or 3.7 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat GT 2.0 BITDI specs

Max power - 240 PS or 176 kW @ 4000 RPM
Max torque - 369 lb-ft or 500 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Top speed - 149 mph or 240 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 6.1 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 42.8 mpg UK or 6.6 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra Urban : 57.6 mpg UK or 4.9 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 51.4 mpg UK or 5.5 l/100 km

Volkswagen Passat GTE specs

Max power - 218 PS or 160 kW @ 5000 RPM
Top speed - 140 mph or 225 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 7.4 s
Fuel economy - Combined : 176.6 mpg UK or 1.6 l/100 km




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