Here’s all you need to know about the new VW Passat.
We’ve previously covered the main points of the 10 different engine options available on the new Passat. The entry-level 1.6 liter TDI diesel with 77 kW (105 PS) coming with a very green 4.2 liters/100 km fuel-economy rating and all the diesels fitted with a stop-start system as standard to improve emissions and efficiency. The range of engines feature economy improvements of up to 18 percent over their predecessors.
New tech on the Passat includes a fatigue detection system, a first for a car in this segment, which comes standard in the Comfortline trim-level and on upwards. Also, there’s a city emergency braking system that works at speeds under 30 km/h that can initiate braking when sensors detect a chance of collision.
Likely a very practical feature is the Easy Open function for the trunk which allows for a person to open the rear boot of the Passat with a foot. motion. The ACC, adaptive chassis control also helps insure a comfortable and stabler ride.
Aside from a 6-speed manual, the 2011 Passat will be offered with both the 6-speed and 7-speed DSG gearboxes from Volkswagen.