Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Infobox Automobile

name = Volkswagen Passat
manufacturer = Volkswagen
parent_company = Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG)
aka = Volkswagen Dasher
Volkswagen Quantum
Volkswagen Santana
Volkswagen Corsar
Volkswagen Magotan
Volkswagen Carat
production = 1973–present
predecessor = Volkswagen Type 3,
Volkswagen Type 4,
Volkswagen K70
class = 1973–1981: Small family car/Compact car
1982–present: Large family car/Mid-size car

The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen through six design generations since 1973. Falling between the Golf/Jetta and Phaeton in the current Volkswagen line-up, the Passat has been badged variously as Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat.

Notably, Volkswagen has announced the forthcoming Passat CC, a 4-door "coupé" version of the Passat.

The name "Passat" derives from the German word for trade wind.


The Passat falls in the middle of the sedan/saloon market segment and was critical to Volkswagen on its introduction in 1973, as the sales of the aging Beetle were declining, and larger air-cooled rear-engined models like the Volkswagen Type 3 and 411 and 412 based on older technology were also failing to take hold in the market.Fact|date=December 2007

Following the Volkswagen Group's acquisition of Audi in 1964, Volkswagen used new engineering expertise to develop a modern front-wheel drive car with a water-cooled engine, and thus the Passat and Golf (the latter being introduced in 1974) were the first of a new generation of Volkswagens. The first Passat was developed directly from the Audi 80/Fox and until 2005 the two shared a history.

Passat Mk1 (B1, 1973–1988)

Infobox Automobile generation
name = Volkswagen Passat Mk1 (B1)

aka = Volkswagen Dasher
class = Small family car / Compact car
production = 1973–1981
(1974–1988 in Brazil)
layout =FF layout
assembly =Emden, Germany
platform = Volkswagen B1 platform
related = Audi 80/Fox
engine = 1.3 L I4
1.5 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.5 L diesel I4
body_style = 2-door saloon/sedan
3-door hatchback
4-door saloon/sedan
5-door hatchback
5-door estate/wagon
designer = Giorgetto Giugiaro


The original Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1973. The body types offered originally were 2- and 4-door sedans and similar looking three- and five-door versions. Externally all four shared a modern fastback style design, styled by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. In essence, the first Passat was a fastback version of the mechanically identical Audi 80 sedan, introduced a year earlier. A five-door station wagon/estate was introduced in 1974. In Europe, the Passat was equipped with 2 rectangular, 2 round 7", or 4 round 5.5" headlights depending on specification.

The Passat was one of the most modern European family cars at the time, and was intended as a replacement for the aging Volkswagen Type 3 and Type 4. The Passat was "Wheels" magazine's Car of the Year for 1974 and its sister model Audi 80 was nominated car of the year by the European motor press a year earlier. The platform was named B1.

The Passat originally used the 4 cylinder OHC 1.3 l (Auto PS|55) and 1.5 l (Auto PS|75/Auto PS|85) petrol engines also used in the Audi 80—longitudinally mounted with front-wheel drive, in Audi tradition, with either a 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic. It had a MacPherson strut front suspension with a solid axle/coil spring setup at the rear.

The SOHC 1.5 was enlarged to 1.6 l in August 1975 with unchanged power ratings and slightly higher torque ratings. In July 1978 the Passat Diesel became available, equipped with the VW Golf`s 1.5 l Diesel (Auto PS|50), followed in February 1979 by the Passat GLI with a fuel-injected version of the 1.6 l engine.

The whole range received a facelift in 1977 (launched 1978 outside Europe), featuring an interior upgrade and subtly revised styling including repositioned indicators and depending on model, either 4 round or 2 rectangular headlights [Werner Oswald: "Deutsche Autos 1945-1990". Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2003 (2nd ed.), ISBN 3-613-02116-1, pp. 94-101] .

North America

In North America, the car was called the Dasher, and was only available with round DOT-spec lights. The three- and four-door hatchback and a station wagon model were launched in North America for and during the 1974 model year. Sole available engine was a carburetted 1.5 l inline-four developing Convert|75|hp|kW|0|abbr=on (or Convert|70|hp|kW|0|abbr=on in 1975), supplanted from model year 1976 by a Bosch fuel-injected 1.6 l four (Convert|78|hp|kW|0|abbr=on.

1979 saw the introduction of the 1.5 l diesel engine, which produced just 48 PS (35 kW) in the 1130 kg (2500 lb) car. 0–100 km/h time for the Diesel was 19.4 seconds, 6.2 seconds slower than the gasoline (petrol) engine. All gasoline engines were dropped for North America in 1981 in preparation for the next generation [ Mike Covello, "Standard Catalog of Imported Cars 1946-2002". Krause Publications, Iola 2002, ISBN 0-67341-605-8, pp. 824-826] .


In Brazil, the Passat B1 was produced from 1974-1988. In 1986 many improvements from the B2 platform where introduced, like its 1.6 and 1.8 engines and the 5-speed gearbox. A sports version, named Passat GTS 1.8, even on the twilight of the car, saw some popularity with its very good performance. This generation was also extensively exported to Iraq, where many are still on the road. It was also assembled in Nigeria.

Passat Mk2 (B2, 1981–1988)

Infobox Automobile generation
name = Volkswagen Passat Mk2 (B2)

aka = Volkswagen Quantum
Volkswagen Santana
Volkswagen Corsar
production = 1981–1987
1984–present (in China)
1984–2006 (in Brazil)
assembly = Emden, Germany
class = Mid-size car
body_style = 3-door hatchback
2-door saloon/sedan,
4-door saloon/sedan,
5-door hatchback,
5-door estate/wagon
layout = Front engine,
front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
platform = Volkswagen B2 platform
engine = "Petrol engines:"
1.3 L I4
1.5 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
2.0 L I4
1.9 L I5
2.0 L I5 Syncro
2.2 L I5
"Diesel engines:"
1.5 L D I4
1.6 L TD I4
1.8 L D I4
transmission = 3-speed automatic,
4 or 5-speed manual
wheelbase = auto in|100.4|0
Facelifted Santana: Auto mm|2548|1
length = auto in|179.5|0 (GL)
auto in|180.7|0 (GL Syncro)
Pre-Facelift Santana: Auto mm|4572|1
Facelifted Santana: Auto mm|4546|1
width = auto in|67.2|0 (GL)
auto in|66.7|0 (GL Syncro)
Pre-Facelift Santana: Auto mm|1700|1
Facelifted Santana: Auto mm|1710|1
height = auto in|54.8|0 (GL)
auto in|58|0 (GL Syncro)
Pre-Facelift Santana: Auto mm|1423|1
Facelifted Santana: Auto mm|1427|1
fuel_capacity = 15.8 US gal (GL)
18.5 in US gal (GL Syncro)
related = Ford Versailles
Ford Royale
Ford Galaxy

The second generation Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1981. The platform, named B2, was slightly longer and the car's updated styling was instantly recognizable as Passat, with the most obvious difference being the rectangular headlights. The car was known as the Quantum in North America, where it was introduced in 1982, and Corsar in Mexico, where it was sold between 1984 and 1988, in Brazil it was called Santana. The Passat sedan and estate were produced in South Africa for local consumption until 1987.

As well as the Passat hatchbacks and estate (wagon) there was also a conventional three-box sedan, which until the beginning of 1985 was sold as the Volkswagen Santana in Europe, Brazil, Nicaragua and China. In North America, the Quantum was available in three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, and wagon form, but the five-door hatchback was never sold there and the three-door hatchback was dropped after a year.

The range received a minor facelift in 1986, with the sedan, now known as the Passat, sharing the same front end as the hatchback and estate. The North American version gained European-style composite headlamps.

The range of engines was more extensive than that of the first generation Passat, and included a 5 cylinder Audi 2.0 L petrol, 1.9 L system used in the Passat shared the mechanics of the Audi 80 quattro and not the VW Golf syncro. "syncro" was also available in the North American market, but only on the wagon, and only with the 5 cylinder engine.


The Second Generation Passat for Brazil started production in June 1984 and was marketed as the Santana.

The Brazilian Santana was marketed in 4 door sedan, 2 door sedan and the station wagon, Quantum was launched in July 1985.

Powering the Santana and Quantum was a mix of 1.8L Petrol and 1.8L Ethanol, the engine range was increased for 1989 with the additional capacity 2.0L Petrol or Ethanol variant. They were so called Santana 2000 and Quantum 2000.

In 1991 Volkswagen do Brasil involved in its Autolatina partnership with Ford do Brasil at the time.

Decided instead of building the newer third generation Passat (B3) retained the Passat (B2) shaped sedan and wagon and made structural changes to the entire body. By changing the bodyshell, boot line, front and rear guards, it looked like the modern German designed Passat (B3) of the time.

Under terms with Autolatina, this "new" Santana was also marketed as the Ford Versailles in Brazil and as the Ford Galaxy in Argentina.

The Brazilian Santana was retired from the range in 2005.

1996 Santana 2000 Exclusive Specifications

*Engine - 2.0L

*Engine Position - North South

*Power - 83kW/113hp @ 5600rpm

*Length - 4572mm

*Width - 1700mm

*Height - 1423mm

*Wheelbase - 2550mm

*Unladen Weight - 1160kg

*Top Speed - 187km/h

Corsar (B2, México, 1984-1988)

The Santana 4 door sedan (Quantum in the USA, and Santana in other countries) was introduced in Mexico in February 1984 as the Corsar CD. It was assembled in the Puebla plant with most German components. The only engine available for the whole Corsar lineup was the 1.8 lt 85hp with carburetor. For 1984 and 1985 the Corsar CD was only in one trim available. It had 13” allow wheels, 185/70 R 13 tires, velour upholstery (1984 was grey only, and from 1985 it was grey or blue), 4 headrests, AM/FM stereo cassette Radio with 4 speakers, tachometer, power steering. It was sold with 4 speed manual transmission or 3 speed automatic. The only option was air conditioning. Colors for 1984 were: Mars Red, Alpine White, Jade Green Metallic, Cosmos Silver Metallic and Graphite Metallic. For 1984 and 1985 the Corsar CD had the American Quantum GL looks.

In the 1986 model year, the Corsar CD receives new colors, upholsteries, and the 1985 European Passat 4 door sedan looks. A new 5 speed manual gearbox replaces the previous 4 speed one. The Corsar also has new optional equipments such like power windows, power door locks, and black leather upholstery. In March 1986 the station wagon body, known as the Corsar Variant (Quantum Wagon in the USA, Quantum in Brasil, and Passat Variant in Europe) was introduced sharing trim levels and engine/transmissions with the Corsar CD sedan. In 1987 the alloy wheels became optional, and the series wheels were steel made with full covers. The Corsar continued until 1988 mostly unchanged. By mid 1988 appeared a limited edition with double tone painting (black and silver), black leather upholstery and top equipment available in both the Corsar CD and Corsar Variant. The Corsar was discontinued from the Mexican market by the end of the 1988 model year, since production stopped in Germany (most parts came from Germany) and Volkswagen required its assembly lines to produce the A2 Golf/Jetta for USA and Canada exports. The Corsar lineup is remembered in Mexico with excellent reputation.


The Santana (B2) has been built by Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive joint-venture since 1985.

Initially launched with a 1.6L petrol engine it was updated with a 1.8L petrol in 1987 both these were equipped with a 4 speed manual, in 1989 the Santana wagon was launched on the market.

The Santana has had tons of updated features added since the original 1985 model.

Some updated features the Santana has been include with are BOSCH electronic fuel injection system, a 5 speed manual, a third brake light, improved back seats, hydraulic clutch, MP3 & CD compatible radios, ABS brakes with electronic brake distribution,.

2007 Santana Specifications

*Engine - 1.8L

*Engine Position - North South

*Power - 70kW @ 5400rpm

*Torque - 145Nm @ 3000rpm

*Length - 4546mm

*Width - 1710mm

*Height - 1427mm

*Wheelbase - 2548mm

*Unladen Weight - 1100kg

*Top Speed - >165km/h

In 1991 the Santana 2000 was put into development for China with the aid of Volkswagen do Brasil.

Santana 2000 started mass production in 1995 with a longer wheelbase 2655mm and rear doors than its Brazilian counterpart.

1997 Santana 2000 Specifications

*Engine - 1.8L

*Engine Position - North South

*Power - 72kW/98hp @ 5400rpm

*Length - 4680mm

*Width - 1700mm

*Height - 1420mm

*Wheelbase - 2655mm

*Unladen Weight - 1120kg

*Top Speed - 172km/h

In 2004 the Santana 3000 was the succeeded the Santana 2000.

Santana 3000 was the first design that the Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive joint venture designers had undertaken by themselves.

Santana 3000 was also the first in the Chinese developed Santana series to be optioned with ABS brakes with electronic brake distribution, electronic differential system, a multi function display system, a sunroof designed by the German Webasto company.

The 2.0L engine was added to the range in June 2006.

2007 Santana 3000 1.8L Specifications

*Engine - 1.8L

*Engine Position - North South

*Power - 74kW @ 5200rpm

*Torque - 155Nm @ 3800rpm

*Length - 4687mm

*Width - 1700mm

*Height - 1450mm

*Wheelbase - 2656mm

*Unladen Weight - 1220-1248kg

*Top Speed - 178-187km/h

In 2008 Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive released the Santana Vista (Zhijun) & Santana Vista (Changda) (Taxi model) in January with weird front and rear visual updates and minor chassis updates.

2008 Santana Vista 2.0L Specifications

*Engine - 2.0L

*Engine Position - North South

*Power - 80kW @ 5000rpm

*Torque - 168Nm @ 3800rpm

*Length - 4687mm

*Width - 1700mm

*Height - 1450mm

*Wheelbase - 2656mm

*Unladen Weight - 1228-1263kg

*Top Speed - 185-192km/h

Both the original German designed Santana and the Santana Vista are still sold in China and they are still the most popular vehicles in China with taxi & police fleets and private buyers.


The Santana was also built in Japan under license by Nissan. Outwardly it was all VW, however there were a few minor mechanicals (i.e. window wipers) that were Nissan.

Passat Mk3 (B3, 1988–93)

Infobox Automobile generation

name = Volkswagen Passat Mk3 (B3)
production = 1988–1993
assembly = Emden, Germany;
Bratislava, Slovakia
class = Large family car
Mid-size car
body_style = 4-door saloon/sedan
5-door estate/wagon
layout = Front engine,
front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
platform = Volkswagen B3 platform
engine = "Petrol engines:"
1.6L I4 Convert|53|kW|hp|0|abbr=on
1.8L I4 Convert|55|kW|hp|0|abbr=on
1.8L I4 Convert|66|kW|hp|0|abbr=on
1.8L I4 Convert|118|kW|hp|0|abbr=on G60
2.0L I4 Convert|85|kW|hp|0|abbr=on
2.0L I4 Convert|100|kW|hp|0|abbr=on 16 valve
2.8L VR6 Convert|128|kW|hp|0|abbr=on
"Diesel engines:"
1.6L I4 Convert|59|kW|hp|0|abbr=onTurbocharged
1.9L I4 Convert|50|kW|hp|0|abbr=on
1.9L I4 Convert|55|kW|hp|0|abbr=on Turbocharged
transmission = 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
wheelbase = auto in|103.3|0
length = auto in|180|0
width = auto in|67.1|0
height = auto in|56.2|0
fuel_capacity = 18.5 US gal
The third generation Passat was introduced in 1988 in Europe, 1990 in North America, and 1995 in South America. Its curvy looks were a world away from the boxy appearance of its predecessor and owed much to the "Jelly Mould" style pioneered by Ford with the Sierra. The lack of a grille made the car's front end styling reminiscent of older, rear-engined Volkswagens such as the 411, and also doubled as a modern styling trend.

At the time it was the first Passat to be built on a VW-designed platform, rather than sharing one with an Audi sedan. The car, although designated B3 in VW's platform nomenclature, was based largely on the A Platform as used for the smaller Golf model. In fact, many components are shared directly between these vehicles. Only 4 door sedan and 5 door station wagon versions were available, without the fastback option of previous models (though it was considered). It was marketed under the Passat name in all markets; in North America, this was a first.

The fuel injected gasoline engines gave better performance and refinement than the carburettor units previously used. They were mounted transversely, and the floorpan was engineered to accept VW's syncro four-wheel drive system. Engine options were the 2.0 l 16 valve engine in the GL model, 1.8 l engine in the CL model, Volkswagen's new 2.8 VR6 engine (also used in the Golf and Corrado) in the GLX model (introduced in 1991 in Europe and 1992 in North America), and the G60 engine (only available on the syncro model in Canada for the North American market). The VR6 engine gave the top-of-the-range Passat a top speed of 224 km/h (139 mph). The 1.9 l diesel was also available as an option.

In Russia (where this generation of Passat was extremely popular at second-hand market from early 1990s) it had been affectionately known as "ski", because grille-less front looked like an upside-down cross-country ski or toboggan.

Passat Mk4 (B4, 1993–97)

Infobox Automobile generation

name = Volkswagen Passat Mk4 (B4)
production = 1993–1997
assembly = Emden, Germany
Bratislava, Slovakia
class = Large family car / Mid-size car
body_style = 4-door saloon/sedan
5-door estate/wagon
layout = Front engine,
front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
platform = Volkswagen B4 platform
engine = "Petrol engines:"
1.6L I4
1.8L I4
2.0L I4
2.0L I4 16V
2.8L VR6
2.9L VR6
"Diesel engines:"
1.9L I4 TD
1.9L I4 TDI
transmission = 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
wheelbase = auto in|103.3|0
length = auto in|181.5|0 (saloon)
auto in|181|0 (estate)
width = auto in|67.5|0
height = auto in|56.4|0 (saloon)
auto in|58.7|0 (estate)
fuel_capacity = Convert|130|L|impgal usgal|1|lk=on|sing=on
The same as the original Mk3, every external body panel was new, except for the carried-over windows. The most obvious exterior change was the re-introduction of a grille to match the style of the other same-generation Volkswagen models, such as the Mk3 Golf, whose styling theme didn't follow on from the original Mk3 Passat. The interior design was also updated and improved safety equipment including dual front airbags and pyrotechnic pretensioner were added.

The car was available with a TDI diesel engine, an inline 4-cylinder 1.9 L turbo diesel, generating 210 N·m (149 ft·lbf) of torque at 1900 rpm, 90 PS (66 kW) at 3750 rpm. It carried a U.S. EPA fuel efficiency rating for the sedan of convert|45|mpgus|L/100 km mpgimp highway. Combined with a Convert|70|L|impgal usgal|1|lk=on|sing=on fuel tank, it had a 1300+ km (800+ mi) range on a single tank of fuel, nearly unheard of in the North American market. The TDI version is in high demand today and commands a high resale price in the U.S. due to its fuel economy and ability to operate on locally produced biofuels. The B4 TDI wagon is even rarer, fewer than 1000 having been imported to the U.S. during its 1996 to 1997 lifespan.

Trim levels

In Europe, L, CL, GL, GT and VR6 versions were available, although this could be combined, for instance it was possible to purchase a GL VR6. Only three trim levels were available in the United States: GLS, GLX and TDI. The GLX version carried VW's 2.8 VR6 engine. The GLS had a 2 liter 8 valve motor, while the TDI had the 1.9 Turbo-Diesel.

Canadian versions of the Passat were similar to their European counterparts, unlike models sold in the U.S., due to a trade agreement that Canada had with Europe at the time, which allowed any car federalized in one participating country to legally be sold in any of the others. However, Canada did not get the 1.8-litre 4-cylinder petrol version, nor the 1.6-litre turbodiesel, both of which were on sale in Europe at the time.

Versions sold in Mexico had a choice of 2.0-litre 4-cylinder or a 2.8-litre VR6 petrol. Trim levels were GL or GLX. These versions were more expensive than the Volkswagen cars built in Mexico, due to the import tariffs and the fact the Passat was built in Germany.

Engine choices

The following petrol and diesel engines are available:

Diesel engines

The following Diesel engines are available:

Passat Mk6 (PQ46, 2005–present)

Infobox Automobile generation
name = Volkswagen Passat Mk6
(PQ46 — aka B6)

production = 2005–present
assembly = Emden, Germany
Mosel/Zwickau, Germany
class = Large family car / Mid-size car
body_style = 4-door saloon/sedan
5-door estate/wagon
4-door coupé
layout = Front engine,
front-wheel drive / 4motion four-wheel drive
platform = Volkswagen Group A5 PQ46 platform
engine = "Petrol engines:"
1.4L TFSI I4
1.6L MPI I4
1.6L FSI I4
1.8L TSI I4
2.0L FSI I4
2.0L TSI I4
3.2L FSI VR6
3.6L FSI VR6
"Diesel engines:"
1.9L TDI I4
2.0L TDI I4
"CNG/petrol bivalent:"
1.4L TSI I4 EcoFuel CNG Auto PS|122|0(planned/unveiled 12/2007)
wheelbase = auto mm|2709|2
length = Saloon/sedan: auto mm|4765|1,
Estate/wagon: auto mm|4774|1
width = auto mm|1820|1
height = Saloon/sedan: auto mm|1472|1,
estate/wagon: auto mm|1517|1
transmission = 5-speed manual,
6-speed manual,
6-speed automatic
related = Audi A3
SEAT Toledo
Skoda Octavia
VW Golf Mk5,
VW Passat CC
designer = Robert Lešnik [ [ Avto in | slovenska avtomobilistična spletna revija ] ]
The latest Passat was first displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2005 and launched in Europe in the summer of 2005. The Mk6 Passat (the PQ46 platform) is now based upon the Golf Mk5. Confusingly, this model is sometimes referred to as the "B6" (or "3C") Passat, despite its lack of commonality with the "B6" ("Typ 8E") Audi A4. This has happened previously in the Passat's history, with the B3 and B4, which bore no relation to the same-named platforms from Audi.

Styling-wise, the car follows the latest design language first introduced on the Volkswagen Phaeton luxury car, and is a dramatic departure from the styling of the B5.5 Passat. Although the new design is somewhat controversial, sales have improved over the old model.On the four-wheel drive version, called 4motion, the transverse-engine platform dictated a switch from the Torsen centre differential of the B5, to the Haldex Traction multi-plate clutch. This change also changes the handling closer to a front-wheel drive car, with better fuel economy and a more spacious interior. The Haldex can direct torque more unequally than the Torsen, which was limited to 75:25 to 25:75 in the B5 Passat. Haldex is a reactive type system, behaving as a front-wheel-drive vehicle until slippage is detected, at which point up to a maximum of 50% of the torque can be transmitted to the rear axle. See quattro (four wheel drive system) for more information.

Fuel Stratified Injection is used in nearly every petrol version of the Passat, ranging from 1.6 to 3.2 L (the 1.6L DOHC can reach auto km/h|100|1 in 11.5 seconds, and auto km/h|200|1 for manual transmission versions), but the multivalve 2.0 L TDI is the most sought after version in Europe (available in both auto PS|140|0 and auto PS|170|0 variants). In the US market, it features a auto PS|200|0 2.0 L turbocharged I4 as the base engine, or a auto PS|280|0 3.6 L VR6 engine as the upgrade, with six-speed manual (only available on the base 2.0T model) and automatic transmissions.

In February 2008, the 2.0 FSI was replaced with the new 1.8TSI Engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.8T pushes out auto PS|160|0, convert|250|Nm|ftlbf|lk=on|abbr=on and reaches 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of convert|220|km/h|mi/h|0|abbr=on. This engine is part of the wider VW policy for engine sharing.

At the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, FAW-VW released the PQ46 Passat as the Magotan, due to Shanghai-Volkswagen using the Passat name for its Passat Lingyu (LWB Mk5 Passat).

The Passat Mk6 has received some criticism from enthusiasts due to the inclusion of a tamper-proof cage around the ECU, preventing modification by owners. [,retrieved 05-15-2008]

Passat R36

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007 Volkswagen launched the in the 'R' line by Volkswagen Individual GmbH the R36.

The R36 uses a retuned auto PS|300|0 / 220kW 3.6 L VR6 engine producing 350Nm of torque, which pushes the Sedan & Variant (estate/wagon) to auto km/h|100|1 in 5.6 & 5.8 seconds respectively.

R36 has many distinguished features over the other Passat siblings such as a redesigned front and rear spoilers, 18 inch Omanyt alloy wheels, 20mm lower suspension, 'R' engraved stainless steel pedals, 'R' imprinted sport leather seats, Bi Xenon headlights and two rear mufflers.

In July 2008, Volkswagen launched the R36 version in the Middle East [ Trade Arabia: Passat R36 arrives in Mideast] ] .

Passat CC

The CC ("Comfort Coupé" [ [,Show Passat CC > Modelle > Volkswagen Deutschland ] ] is a 4-door "coupé" version of the Passat. It debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Petrol engines

The following petrol engines are available:

Diesel engines

The following diesel engines are available:


External links

* [ Volkswagen UK: Passat]
* [ VW of America: Passat]
* [ VW Australia: Passat]
* [ Passat World: Passat Enthusiast Website]

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