Volkswagen Passat (B8) shown here is the 8th generation of the midsize german saloon. This generation of Passat was named Car Of The Year (COTY) in 2015. The car featured here is a Highline variant (trim level) that comes standard with LED headlights. The power unit is a popular mid-range 2.0 TDI with 110 kW/150 hp. This Volkswagen Passat was launched with petrol, diesel, and hybrid powertrains. The car started its commercial career in late 2014 with engines from 88 kW/120 hp up to 206 kW/280 hp.
Model: Volkswagen Passat / Volkswagen Passat Highline / Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI 150 DSG
Body type: 4-door sedan/saloon, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 33,271 Euros
Engine: 2.0-litre (1,968 cc) in-line four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, transverse mounted. The power unit features intercooler and direct diesel common-rail injection. The maximum output is 110 kW / 150 PS/hp at 3,500-4,000 rpm and peak torque is 340 Nm (approx. 250 ft-lbs) available between 1,750-3,000 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG) and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Continental ContiEcoContact5 215/55 R17
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.7 seconds
Top speed: 218 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 4.4-4.5 liters of diesel per 100 km (depending on tyre format)
Emissions: EU6, 116-119 g CO2/km (depending on tyre format)
Fuel tank (l): 66
Dimensions (mm): L 4,767 / w 1,832 / h 1,441
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 586-1,152
Wheelbase (mm): 2,786 (0fficial figures) and 2,791 (other sources)
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,436 kg/1,501 kg
Front suspension: Independent McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Independent multi-link struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; curtain airbags for front and rear seats; ABS; ESC/ESP; TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system); XDS electronic differential; LED headlights; anti-dazzle side mirrors; front and rear parking sensors; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Speed Limiter; Speed Limit Info; Front Assist with Automatic Braking Function; Hill Holder; Hold Function for DSG; Windshield Washer Level Warning; Premium Board Computer; analog clock; front and rear electrically operated windows; electrically adjustable side mirrors with heating; Piano Black decors; front central armrest with adjustable length and height; 40/20/40 rear seats with integrated central armrest and luggage compartment access; exterior chromed elements; London 17-inch alloy wheels.
Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)
Active Info Display (383); Alarm System (311); Surround Parking Video Cameras (651); Pedestrian Recognition (68); Electrically Foldable Side Mirrors with Entry Lighting function (138); LED Ambient Lights (183); Assistance Pack for DSG (86) including Dynamic Light Assist, Side Assist Plus, Lane Assist, Blind Spot, and LED for high beam; Easy Open (526); Park Assist (206); Privacy Glass (274); Side Assist Plus (1,000) including Lane Assist, Emergency Assist, Traffic Jam Assist; Discover Pro Infotainment System (1,377); Heated Steering Wheel with Paddles for DSG Transmission (192).
+ very engine performance
+ very good transmission
+ nice engine and exhaust sound
+ good soundproofing
+ high quality look and feel
+ very good LED headlights
+ useful and modern driver assistance systems
+ very good multimedia system
+ 2 x USB
– lack of suspensions refinement
– noisy engine
– confusing keyless entry (not always locking the car)
Driven by Adrian M. for 226 km, 6.7 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 19,273 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni