The Passat was launched in 2008 and the latest variant was launched this year. It has only a 2-litre CRDi engine and the petrol will come later. Its biggest competitors are the Honda Accord, Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata. VW has launched the Passat with the BlueMotion technology and the Passat has the first in class park assist and Dynamic Light Assist.
The CC Gold Coast was presented at the SEMA Show. Based on the Passat CC, the Gold Coast edition adds luxury and performance extras like tri-coat paint, high-end interior appointments, and ground affects that enhance the sportiness of Volkswagen’s newest sedan.
The CC Gold Coast edition is powered by the 3.6L FSI, rated at 280 hp and 265lbs.-ft of torque, with the innovative DSG double-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic.
The CC Gold Coast features DuPont’s Pepe Pepper, large-surface dual taillights, a spoiler with additional rear-end ground effects, 19-inch Lugano polished propeller style wheels, which provide a combination of sharp style and improved curb appeal.
Volkswagen unveiled today at SEMA Show the CC Performance Concept. On the exterior the car features black chrome accents, grey pearl paint with custom front and rear bumper, side panels and machined aluminum spoiler.
Under the hood Volkswagen placed a 2.0L TSI engine that has been upgraded with an APR stage 3 turbocharger system with three performance levels. In Full Power mode the Performance CC brings 311 hp and 313 lbs. ft. torque; GT mode offers 252 hp and 268 lbs. ft. of torque; and in the Eco mode 222 hp and 236 lbs. ft. of torque.
Volkswagen will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the cleanest Passat ever and its name says it all: BlueTDI. This is the first from a long list of BlueTDI models.
The combination between the TDi engine and the DSG dual-clutch gearbox helped to reduce fuel consumption by 28%.
The BlueTDI is powered by a 2.0-liter common-rail engine that delivers 143 hp. But despite this big output the new Passat only need 5,5 liters per 100 km (with CO2 Emission of 144 g / km CO2) for the station wagon version and 5.2 l/100 km (139 g / km CO2) for the sedan version.
Both sedan and station wagon version will be available for orders starting beginning of 2009.
Two things that usually don’t go together are performance sedans and diesel engines. According to The Car Connection, Volkswagen is considering a diesel version for the 2009 Passat CC. Brett Scott, product planner for Volkswagen’s trucks and mid-size cars, says when it comes to a diesel version of the new coupe-like four-door, the company is "certainly looking at it," though it’s not currently in the product plan. In the short term, VW is working on adding engine detail to the badging on the new CC: the four-cylinder versions will be badged "CC 2.0," for example.
Volkswagen plans to open a new assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2011. That plant will have a capacity of 250,000 vehicles when it’s fully up to speed. VW plans to build a new mid-size sedan there, and intends to export it around the world. Since diesel is a must-have engine for some European markets, this global vision for the Passat CC may explain why diesel would be a useful engine for this car.
Here is an exclusive rendering of what Volkswagen’s NMS (New Midsized Sedan) may look like. This car will likely be the 2010 replacement for the current Passat. As reported earlier, VW is looking to make this new car for the U.S. and China markets only. The parts for the U.S. car may be made in China and assembled at VW’s new facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Passat will continue in the rest of the world, but in a different, possibly smaller form.
Volkswagen is looking to split the Passat production versions to better serve different regions of the world. This is in a similar fashion to how Honda makes two separate Accords (the European version of the Accord is a smaller car and is sold in the U.S. as the Acura TSX.)
Volkswagen may be betting the world’s largest car market and the world’s fastest growing market will like the same car. VW is having its Chinese subsidiary, Shanghai Volkswagen, develop a new mid-sized car for the U.S. and China. This new car should be about the size of a Camry, and will replace the China-only Volkswagen Passat Lingyu by 2010. Since the car will be Passat sized, it may also be a replacement for the Passat in the U.S.
The ‘New Midsize Sedan’ or NMS may be produced at the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee by 2011. The car’s body - including exterior and interior parts - will be developed by Shanghai Volkswagen.
Recently launched, the Volkswagen Passat CC received its first customization programme from the German tuning house Abt. Due to the fact that the body kit is currently under development, the car received only engine modifications as it follows: the 1.6 TSI engine develops now 200 hp, with 40 hp more than the standard version while the 2.0 liter TSI found also on the Vw Golf V GTI brings 240 hp.
We can’t wait to see what will the 3.6 liter FSI engine will bring. New alloy wheels were added in 18, 19 and 20 inch. More information when the official data will be released!
Although few people have seen the new Vw Passat CC in flesh, H&R wanted to be the first company offering a new set of springs for the Mercedes CLS rival. With the new H&R components, the vehicle is lowered with up to 40 mm in order to deliver better handling while keeping the same level of comfort. For those who want more, H&R can also improve the chassis of the car, keeping the same TUV approval!
Volkswagen will unveil the last facelift for the current generation Passat in 2009, before the unveil of the next generation in 2012, and not in 2013/2014 as previously reported.
The 2009 facelift will receive the usual cosmetic changes which should reduce the chrome content, add new lights, restyle the bumpers and spice up the equipment with goodies like a rear-view camera and automatic parking aids. Also under the hood there will be a new base unit in the shape of the 110bhp/184lb ft 2.0-litre EU5 motor as well as more potent 2.0-litre TDIs mustering 204bhp/332lb ft.
The Passat B7 will almost certainly retain its current transverse engine layout and will be built on the brand new ultra-flexible MQB architecture. Volkswagen’s new MQB architecture is a transverse architecture that’s designed specially to underpin all the group’s larger mainstream Volkswagens: the Passat saloon and estate, the Passat CC successor, and a new mid-size sedan and SUV for North America.
For 2012 Volkswagen will use small-displacement engines, high-torque 1.4 and 1.6-litre TSI fours, 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI units and – with a bit of luck – a pair of 3.0-litre VR6s at the top end of the model range.