A Classy Saloon with Premium Feeling While Driving

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A Classy Saloon with Premium Feeling While Driving

Volkswagen Passat GT

Diesel versions are matchless in performance and comfort

The word “VW Passat” stands for executive saloon, classy look and premium quality car, good enough to challenge its competitors in all dimensions.

The VW Passat is a large executive class of family car produced by the German automaker Volkswagen since 1973, through eight design generations. It has always been a luxury-brand level of comfort, finish, appearance and features.

There could be some minor changes in both exterior and interior generation wise but nothing groundbreaking. It’s perfect built direct compete the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia, Mazda6 and Skoda Octavia. It is considered a true alternative of Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 series.

The Passat as a ride has always been luxurious with a good range of engines.

There’s a quartet of diesel engine options for VW Passat customers along with six-speed manual and six or seven-speed automatic gearboxes. The 1.6 litre TDI is a refined engine produces power of 118bhp and quite smooth is drive. The 2.0 litre TDI is impressive in performance with the power of 148bhp with an, economical fuel consumption, average of 68m/g with a good sprint of 0-62 m/h in just 8.7 seconds.

There’s another version of this engine with the power of 188bhp in the market if you prefer speed and acceleration. The best performance comes from the 2.0litre Bi-TDI engine with a huge amount of power of 237bhp, a twin-turbocharged engine, coupled to the 4MOTION branded four-wheel drive system.

A seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard of this engine helps in shifting gears accordingly to gain genuine speed.  It is the most popular engine with BlueMotion technology that helps to low running costs with added kit such as stop/start and low rolling resistance tires.

All diesel engines are equipped with an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) filter to minimise the NOX emissions through the addition of AdBlue fluid. With the help of this technology the Passat’s sensor will warn when the AdBlue tank needs refilling.

The Passat gives its best in GTE TSI 1.4 petrol, which is also good in its hybrid version with Electric motor.

In petrol engines there are 1.4 litre TFSI and later on 1.6 litre FSI. 1.8 litreTSI, 2.0litre FSI, 2.0 litreTSI, 3.2 and 3.6 litre VR6 FGI. All these petrol engines are used worldwide in different countries. The 1.4-litre petrol is impressive one in combined Petro-Electric hybrid Tech-Laden Passat GTE which produces combined power of 215bhp, with a sprint of 0-62 m/h within 7.6 seconds and top speed of 140m/h.

It can travel up to 31 miles on battery power along with good fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures. It is ideal for people who have short commute and is exempt from paying London’s Congestion Charges. The GTE model comes with VW’s DSS (drive select system) that alters steering and throttle response.

With a single click on GTE button you can enjoy the best-optimised performance of the engine along with the best performance of powerful batteries. Overall, it offers smoother performance than a diesel engine, but comes a little short of feelings as sporty as the GTE badge implies.

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