new Passat can now be ordered with further drive variants

Volkswagen is significantly expanding the range of drive systems that are available for the new Passat: pre-sales of two new plug-in hybrid drives are now starting. The eHybrid models have outputs of 150 kW and 200 kW. Electric ranges of up to 120 km mean they become electric cars in everyday life.

Two further turbodiesel (TDI) versions are also being launched: the Passat TDI with 90 kW (122 PS)03 will be the entry-level version in future. The most powerful TDI engine in the Passat will now deliver 142 kW (193 PS)05 and is coupled to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard. The new Passat has already been available for configuration with a mild hybrid drive (eTSI)06 and a TDI07 with 110 kW (150 PS) since autumn last year.

Four lines. The Passat is generally offered as a Variant as well as in the equipment lines Passat (entry-level version), Business, Elegance and R-Line. The Business version is geared to frequent business drivers, while the Elegance and R-Line versions offer the top-of-the-line specification packages. The different drive variants are linked to specific equipment lines:

Plug-in hybrid drive with 150 kW and 200 kW. The two Passat eHybrid models have one of the world’s most modern plug-in hybrid drive systems on board. An 85 kW electric motor is combined with a 110 kW (150 PS) or 130 kW (177 PS) high-tech turbocharged petrol engine (1.5 TSI evo2). As both Passat eHybrids permit an electric range of up to 120 km, they often become electric cars in everyday life. This is all the more true as their 19.7 kWh battery takes on new energy with a charging capacity of 11 kW at an AC wall box and up to 50 kW08 at DC quick-charging stations. Both eHybrid models are also ideal long-distance vehicles thanks to their long combined ranges. The Passat eHybrid with 150 kW (204 PS) system power (350 Nm system torque) can be configured at prices from 50,320 euros04 and in the Passat, Business and Elegance equipment lines. The 200 kW (272 PS) version has a system torque of 400 Nm, starts at 62,470 euros04 and can be ordered together with the Elegance and R-Line specifications.

TDI with 90 kW. The new Passat TDI with 90 kW (122 PS) is one of the most economical estate models in the mid-sized class. With a maximum torque of 320 Nm, even the smallest turbodiesel engine in the Passat range offers superior power delivery. The Passat can be ordered with this drive system at prices from 41,745 euros04; the 90 kW TDI is offered for the Passat and Business equipment lines.

TDI 4MOTION with 142 kW. The Passat is one of Europe’s most successful business vehicles. The powerful turbodiesel engines are particularly popular with frequent drivers. The reason for this is that they offer large power reserves with the lowest consumption values. A prime example of this is the Passat TDI 4MOTION with 142 kW (193 PS) and all-wheel drive as standard. Other advantages of the powerful Passat TDI 4MOTION drive include optimum traction on any terrain and a maximum trailer weight of 2,200 kg. The Passat TDI 4MOTION can now be ordered at prices from 57,47504 euros; it is exclusively reserved for the two top versions Elegance and R-Line.

TDI and eTSI with 110 kW. It has already been possible to configure the Passat models with 110 kW (150 PS) TDI and eTSI engines since November last year. The Passat eTSI (mild hybrid) is equipped with a 48 V belt-driven starter alternator and can be ordered at prices starting from 39,995 euros04; the eTSI is available for the Passat and Business equipment lines. The 110 kW TDI starts at 48,495 euros and can be configured in the Business, Elegance and R-Line equipment lines.

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