He made his debut at the Paris Motor Show 2010 Car Volkswagen Passat B7 turned out to be an upgraded version of its predecessor, but the next generation Passat index B8 opens a new chapter in the history of the model. Presentation of the new VW Passat took place in early July 2014, the sedan and station wagon debuted simultaneously. A world premiere of the model to the public last fall as part of the Paris Motor Show. In addition, from now on version of the car for the markets of the United States, China and Europe have become less different from each other.

Packaging and prices Volkswagen Passat B8.

Equipment Price Engine Transmission Drive
1.4 (125 hp) Trendline MT $29,200 1.4 petrol (125 hp) Manual (6) front
1.4 Comfortline DSG $34,900 1.4 petrol (150 hp) Automatic (7) front
1.4 Highline DSG $39,400 1.4 petrol (150 hp) Automatic (7) front
1.8 Comfortline DSG $39,900 1.8 petrol (180 hp) Automatic (7) front
1.8 Highline DSG $43,900 1.8 petrol (180 hp) Automatic (7) front

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The basis of the new Volkswagen Passat B8 lay modular platform MQB, which reduced the weight by 85 kg. At the same wheelbase VW Passat 2016 increased from the previous 2710 to 2791 mm, providing, thus, an additional rear legroom of passengers. The total length of the new Volkswagen Passat 2016 decreased by 2 millimeters – up to 4767 mm and the width increased by 12 mm – up to 1 832. The boot capacity is 586 liters sedan (+21 liters), and the size of the compartment wagon equal to 650 liters (+47 ), which increases to 1780 liters when folded folding back of the sofa.
Appearance of the car has not changed, remaining perfectly recognizable, especially in the side view. In general, the design of the exterior is made in a simple style, with sharp edges and with a certain caution on the flagship Volkswagen Phaeton. 2016 Volkswagen Passat B8 has received a new grille, bumper and other lighting equipment with LED-elements. Leading Optics is now available in a single unit with the grille and rear sports a stylish model with horizontal holes, simulating pipes of the exhaust system. Preserve and package R-Line, which includes more aggressive front bumper, a different grille and door sill. The interior underwent revision steering wheel and instrument panel, and the clock on the center console moved slightly higher. The surcharge can be equipped with the vehicle fully electronic instrument panel, is a 12.3-inch screen (this solution is already being used in the new Audi TT Coupe 3), as well as a host of modern security systems. With it the car is gaining a hundred places at 6.1 seconds. (maximum speed reaches 240 km/h) and consumes on average 5.1 liters of fuel 100 kilometers. Transmission is still a mechanic, or a “robot” DSG dual clutch. And the most powerful version of the model can be ordered with a brand-wheel drive 4Motion. For the first time in the series appeared rechargeable hybrid versions 1.4 TSI Plug-in Hybrid. The latter includes a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo TSI with 150 hp and 75-kilowatt electric motor (total return setting – 211 hp). This Volkswagen Passat B8 will be able to overcome the electric distance of 50 kilometers.The standard equipment VW Passat B8 includes ABS and ESP, front and side airbags, fog lights, rain sensor, air conditioning, heated front seats, audio system with 5-inch screen and support for Bluetooth, as well as 16-inch wheels. For an extra charge available sport package R-Line, an adaptive suspension, a panoramic sunroof, power tailgate system circular video review Area View, as well as various versions of wheels and interior trim.

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