Volkswagen Passat: The Top Family Car

The Large Family car from Volkswagen

The Large family car from Volkswagen that has been named as Passat is a wonderful piece of machine marketed by the famous German carmaker Volkswagen. The famous carmaker is designing cars since 1973 that is almost six generations.

Some other popular car models from Volkswagen

Prior to Volkswagen Passat the company has also delivered some more popular models like Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Phaeton and the Passat has also been named as Carat, Quantum and Corsar.

Volkswagen also launched Passat CC in the year 2008 that as a four door coupe version of the Passat.

Latest information about Volkswagen Passat

Currently Volkswagen markets two different variants of Passat in the global markets. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly plant in North America is responsible for building the new mid-size sedan (NMS) that acts as the first variant and it was announced in the year 2011 that it will be built only for the North American Markets and a separate NMS will be built at Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive plant in Nanjing. It was also announced that the NMS model will only be sold across the North American, South Korean and Chinese Markets. For other markets the B7 Passat will be sold.

Termed as “Motor Trend Car of the year”

The Volkswagen Passat NMS is such a beautiful and reliable vehicle that it has been declared as the “Motor trend Car of the year” in the year 2012.

Photo Gallery of Volkswagen Passat

Technical Characteristics of Volkswagen Passat

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.4 TSI produced by Volkswagen (DE).

Body Type Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1484 Kg
Length 4771 mm
Height 1516 mm
Wheelbase 2709 mm
Front Track 1552 mm
Rear Track 1551 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 70 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System direct petrol injection
Max Power 122HP (90 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 200Nm @ 1500 rpm
CO2 Emissions 142 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1390 cc
Bore 77 mm
Stroke 76 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10:1
Aspiration Turbo
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6?J x 16 / 6?J x 16
Standard Tyres 205/55 R 16 H / 205/55 R 16 H
Suspension Front I.MS.LW.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.4Li.ARB.
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 10.6 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 8 l/100km
Road 5 l/100km
Mixt 6.1 l/100km