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Christopher Bruce2013-01-15 16:08:01

Passat Performance Concept Imagines a Sportier VW Sedan

Uses 250hp, EA888 1.8 TFSI engine

 
 
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Passat Performance Concept uses VW's latest EA888 1.8 TFSI engine

In addition to the CrossBlueCrossBlueVolkswagen CrossBlueGermany, 2014 > 20145 photos
and CrossCoupeCross CoupéVolkswagen Cross CoupéGermany, 2011 > 20122 versions
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concepts at NAIAS, VolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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is showing its concept for a sportier performance that it calls the PassatPassat Gen.7 [B7]Volkswagen Passat Gen.7 [B7]Germany, 2011 > 2014188 versions
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Performance Concept. There is not much differentiating the car from standard Passats on the outside, but it gets quite a boost in power. 

Currently, the Passat is only available with three engines in the US - a 2.5-liter five-cylinder petrol, a 3.6-liter VR6 and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel. The Performance concept uses the 1.8 TFSI EA888 engine with 250hp and a six-speed automatic transmission. Oddly, this would not top the Passat range. The 3.6 VR6 produces 280hp. Although, the new four-cylinder would have much better fuel economy. 

Other than the engine, Volkswagen has added bi-xenon front headlights, LED taillights, 19in wheels, dual exhausts, and carbon trim. There is also carbon trim for the interior. 

Volkswagen is not saying anything else about the Passat Performance Concept. It would make sense for VW to transition from the 2.5-liter five cylinder in North America to a more efficient turbo four-cylinder, but that could cause prices to increase as well. 

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VolkswagenVolkswagen
PassatPassat
Passat Gen.7 [B7]Passat Gen.7 [B7]
Passat Performance ConceptPassat Performance Concept
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
110 cu in
Top Speed
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Transmission
6, Automatic
Maximum power
250 hp
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
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annual ownership cost
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