The model we will talk is the VW Passat 2.0 TDI 150 SE Business.
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The engine and performance of the Volkswagen Passat
Diesel engines are far more than ever before, gasoline engines are interesting, and the GTE version is an ecological model that intrigues.
The eighth generation of this car is a promising variant. Thanks to the easier platform MQB, which is stronger and has a low gravity center, the car takes a more dynamic approach than any other pass before it.
Similar to the VW Golf, Passat is easy to ride, with precise and accurate steering wheel, and thanks to its lighter weight, the car gets bends more easily.
Lack of road noise and low wind noise make driving safer. There is an improvement in the body control of the car that increases the comfort of passengers. The extra weight of the hybrid variant is felt entirely, and this is noticeable during driving.
Regarding the engines, when Passat debuted at first, the engine line seemed a bit limited. At that time only diesel models were actually sold in this market sector, so VW expanded the range with three TDI variants. However, times change and now is the TSI variant that is a good offer.
In the diesel models, the TDI 1.6-liter 118 horsepower is a soft engine that offers the same power with the 2.0-liter initial level. 1.6 TDI is available only with seven-speed automatic DSG transmission.
All models have an AdBlue filter along with a fuel filter that reduces NOx emissions.
The 2.0 TDI is the Volkswagen Passat core engine. It produces 148 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque, along with six-speed manual transmission or DSG automatic. The maximum speed is 220 km/h.
The most powerful version 2.0 TDI 190 produces 187 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, with a maximum speed of 237 km/h. This engine comes only with GT or R-Line trimmings.
The same applies to the version at the top of the TDI diesel line, the 2.0 BiTDI 240 engine. The two turbochargers help produce 237 horsepower with 500 Nm of torque. VW also offers this version with 4MOTION steering system with all active tires.
The Passat GTE hybrid plug-in is the most advanced Passat that has ever been sold. It has a 1.4 TSI turbo petrol engine along with a high-capacity electric motor and batteries, to produce a total output of 215 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.
Elections for gasoline engines are 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0 TSI, but for the moment the only choice is the VW 1.5 TSI Evo 150PS engine. The 148hp engine uses Volkswagen technology that deactivates two cylinders when driving conditions require something like this, in order to improve the fuel economy.
The excellent fuel economy is a strong side of the Volkswagen Passat.
Starting with the 1.6 TDI with DSG transmission, the engine spends 4.5 liters/100 km in S and SE Business slashing, while the GT with larger wheels holds 4.7 liters/100 km.
2.0 TDI with version 150PS with 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed automatic transmission, spends 4.2 and 4.4 liters/100 km respectively in the S. SE Business Cut 4. 4.3 and 4.4 liter/100 km while GT and R-Line 4.4 and 4.6 liter / 100 km respectively.
The 2.0 TDI 190PS in the GT and R-Line format spends 5.4 liters/km. At the top of the ranking, the BiTDI oil version is outside of the WLTP test norms with 6 liter/100 km figures demonstrating additional performance, DSG truck as well as 4MOTION four-wheel drive system.
The values with which the Passat is depreciated are reasonable if we take into consideration that Passat is a large saloon used for business purposes. The car is amortized by 35-41% in terms of value saved after 3 years / 58,000 km. If you want a higher return, Passat Estate offers better depreciation by 33-43%.
Design, interior and technology
The Volkswagen Passat design features the right lines. The interior is attractive with quality materials that differentiate the car from other branded models.
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The top panel is designed around the central touchscreen, which is well positioned. Complex details such as chrome air blowers and wheel detail complete the masterclass interior design.
GTE has a delicate transformation inspired by Golf GTE, to stand out from the standard car. These transformations consist of the blue GTE logo in the lattice, the front and front wings, the blue VW sign in the front grille and the brake pedals, while the LED lights in the C form at the bottom grille are part of the all electrical and hybrid models.
Moreover, the GTE has the same 18-inch wheels as the Passat GT, while LED headlamps are another technology part of the car. Within the GTE there are LED lights along the doors, a GTE symbol for the front of the gear lever and blue stitches for the wheel.
You can purchase a Passat with a range of features like three-zone climate control (two for the front of the car, and one for rear passengers), a sunlight stomp on the rear, as well as a front screen heating.
An analogue clock is standard on all models, while rain and light sensors are available on all SE models.
Driver Assist Technology is available in Passat with a parking aid kit, a glass-worn display, a lanyard support, long-life aide, scanning along with a 360-degree camera for parking assistance.
Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Safety
Passat is a safe car. When tested in 2014 by EURO NCAP, the recent Passage marked five full stars, with 89% for passenger safety, 87% for child passengers, 76% for security assistant technology. The worst rank was for pedestrian safety with 66%.
However, the above SE models have the Adaptive Cruise Control VW standard, which includes the emergency braking system in the city, which will react to any obstacles against which the driver is oblivious. There is also a remote monitoring system with radar control, as well as the speed limit.
Other security features include the Pre-Crash system, which minimizes collision effects, automatic collision after collision, and the driver’s notification system, which makes it possible for the driver not to get asleep while driving.