BlueMotion engines join Volkswagen Passat range

15/06/2015 17:00

BlueMotion engines join Volkswagen Passat range

BlueMotion engines join Volkswagen Passat range

Volkswagen is boosting the appeal of its Passat and Passat Estate range with the addition of ultra-efficient BlueMotion variants.

Focusing on maximum efficiency, both the saloon and estate models return 76.3 mpg and emit just 95 g/km of carbon dioxide. This is made possible through the installation of a modified version of the entry-level 1.6-litre TDI engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and BlueMotion modifications.

The engine's 199bhp is produced at 3,600rpm, with 250 Nm of torque developed at 1,750rpm. The Passat can sprint from 0-62mph in 10.8 seconds and go on to reach a top speed is 130mph  slightly greater than the standard 1.6-litre engine, meaning there is no compromise in performance for the BlueMotion version.

In Estate guise, the engine can reach 0-62mph in 11 seconds and a top speed of 129mph, exceeding those of the standard 1.6-litre car. The TDI BlueMotion is available in combination with a six-speed manual gearbox only.

Based on the entry-level S model, all BlueMotion Passat models feature a Post-Collision Braking System, mis-fuelling prevention and Driver Alert, as well as Volkswagen's 6.5-inch 'Composition Media' infotainment system.

Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems are also standard, while the BlueMotion adds 17-inch 'Soho' alloy wheels with super-optimised low rolling resistance tyres, sports suspension (lowered by 15 mm), unique BlueMotion front and rear bumpers and BlueMotion badging and chrome grille highlights.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert

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