The new VW Passat reach the seventh generation and what the Germans presents us at the Paris Motor Show is not likely to shock us, but to reinforce the idea of solidity and perennial of the brand: the new Volkswagen Passat 2011 lends the front of the new generations of VW models, refining it into a classic sedan. Too classic, so classic that will go unnoticed on the road, where its rivals are scrambling to update or shall we say, to increase their look.
The new Passat 2011: engine and technology
The standard equipment on each trim level has been improved: now the Trendline system will propose the Stop / Start button, regenerative energy batteries and extras which includes an emergency braking function for the city; o the other side, for the Comfortline and the Superiorline it will have equipped optional a function that detects automatically the drivers degree fatigue. All the options will be available with the adaptive cruise control system, which includes an automatic emergency braking at speeds below 30km / h and the Dynamic Light Assist system, which will automatically run with no traffic in front of the beam.
Engines have been upgraded or changed completely, with a consequent reduction in the fuel consumption of 18%. There are ten engines for the beginning, with powers between 105HP and 300HP. The smaller engine is an 1.6 liter turbo diesel, of 105HP and 250Nm and consumes only 4.2 litres/100km on average, with only 109 g CO2/km emissions. For all the consumption maniacs, there is a petrol engine, 1.4 TSI and 122HP which thanks to the BlueMotion consumes just 5.8 litres/100km and emits only 138 g CO2/km.