New Volkswagen Passat and Passat Estate
Now With 4MOTION



2006 Volkswagen Passat 4MOTION
Permanent four-wheel drive is
now available on Europe's Volkswagen Passat

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27th October, 2005

The new generation Passat can now be ordered with permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive in Europe. It will be available at first with two engines: In the two-litre class, customers can choose between the 2.0l 110 kW/150 hp direct-injection petrol engine or the 2.0l 103 kW/140 hp turbo diesel engine. The diesel version is also available with a diesel particulate filter.

The proven Haldex coupling is electronically controlled for optimum positive engagement. The 4MOTION system can adjust the engine torque to the road conditions and vary the distribution to all four wheels – this provides a real advantage in terms of safety and driving fun particularly on autumn and winter roads. Both engine versions come with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The average consumption of the 2.0l FSI saloon is 8.9 litres (estate: 9.0 litres). The direct-injection petrol engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds (estate: 10.2 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 209 km/h (estate: 206 km/h). The Passat 2.0l 110 kW/150 hp FSI fulfils the EU4 emissions standard.

The average consumption of the 2.0l TDI saloon is 6.8 litres (estate: 7.0 litres). The 2.0l TDI saloon accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds (estate: 10.5 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 204 km/h (201 km/h). The Passat 2.0l 103 kW/140 hp TDI also meets the EU4 emissions standard.

From November, the flagship engine version from the Comfortline will be the Passat 3.2l V6 FSI presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, which features permanent four-wheel drive and the dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard. This outstanding engine delivers 184 kW /250 hp and develops a maximum torque of 330 Nm.

The Passat – a continuing success story

The first Passat rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Emden plant 32 years ago. Since then, the Passat has become the most successful Volkswagen model after the Golf and Beetle. Over 13 million cars have been produced since 1973. The biggest markets in Europe are Germany, Italy, France and the UK.

There is no word, as yet, if the Passat 4MOTION will be released in Australia.

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