Here we have the new German model, the Volkswagen Passat TDI sedan, a model capable of transporting five adults and also their luggage in a vey comfortable way. In the last four decades, we have seen the Passat evolve from a 3-door hatchback powered by a 1.5-liter engine to a 4-door sedan powered by a 4.0-liter W8 unit.
Now we have here a new Passat TDI powered by a 2.0-liter TDI, of course, which seems to be the most sensitive Passat ever built. The engine is capable of generating 140 horsepower and 236 lb. ft. of torque. According to the EPA, the new VW Passat TDI earns 31 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a 6-speed manual transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds. The cabin of the car is very big, so big that it can be compared to the second row of a limousine. Thanks to the air vents in the second row of the Passat all passengers sit comfortably breathing fresh air. For the interior, the German specialists have offered a lot of upgrades like for example, the model now has a sunroof, navigation, iPod interface and leather upholstery. The interface requires acceptance of the dual-clutch DSG automatic which also lowers the fuel economy.
The bad part, because there always needs to be a bad part, is the clutch pedal that transmits an awful lot of engine vibration to the left foot of the driver. You can also hear a strange sound coming from the fuel talk each time it stops. The carmaker does not seem to want to sell any Passat as it offers no incentives to the potential customers. Well, this is all on the matter for now.
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