German carmaker Volkswagen has decided to allow us to take a pick on their yet to be revealed Passat BlueMotion. For those of you who are interested in seeing it in person, the specialists are presenting it for the first time to the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept has as base the current Passat that was developed for the US in particular and the BlueMotion label it has defines the version that has the best efficiency in the model lineup. Under the hood, the model hides a 1.4-liter EA211 TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharging. The engineers have also fitted Active Cylinder Management technology which has been seen before on the European Golf and Polo models.
The way it works is that the ACT deactivates the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for times when the driver only applies light throttle pressure to maintain specific city speeds. Moving on, we also have to mention the fact that the model also features the coasting function that was user previously on the Jetta Hybrid. The Germans offer it with the powerful Reef Metallic color that will also be introduced on other Passat models in the near future.
For the inside, designers have offered two-tone seats that carry blue dividing lines between the darker and lighter leather seating surfaces. To many of you, the stitching might indicate that the model is a member of the BlueMotion family and it is. This category of vehicles has been on the market even since 2006 and this technology helped obtaining a lot of highly fuel-efficient VW cars during the years.
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