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Volkswagen 4Motion

SAN FRANCISCO: Starting with the Beetle, Volkswagens have known for their ability to go in the Now VW is offering the ultimate snow-going VW, or for matter, any slippery road — the Passat with 4MOTION is an all-wheel-drive option on sedans and wagons equipped V6 engines and five-speed automatic with Triptronic®. This the GLS V6 and up-scale GLX V6.

The Passat sedan#146;s styling is noteworthy amongst all-look-alike styling. The styling by an arched roofline, rounded and flush-mounted headlights is not only handsome, but very aerodynamically with a best-in-class drag of only 0.27 for low wind and good fuel economy. The wagon version is less but still very nice

The 2.8-liter V6 engine features advanced technology as dual camshafts (DOHC), five-valves-per-cylinder, intake valve timing and a composite intake manifold. adds up to 190 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 206 of torque at 3200 rpm. the Tiptronic transmission, which is from Porsche, it can be used a regular automatic or you can shift the five speeds, but without a The Passat 4MOTION is rated at 17 mpg and 24 mpg highway. 4MOTION, which is in four-wheel-drive, costs a mpg or so over its only sibling. The fuel holds 16.4 gallons.

uses an automatic-locking center which distributes power to the and rear axles normally on a basis. Under slippery the wheels with the best are supplied more power as of the torque can be sent to either the or rear wheels. All Passats now with EDL (Electronic Differential for low speed traction control and ASR Regulation) which extends EDL control at higher speeds. All adds up to being able to go as as at least one wheel has traction. anti-lock brakes are standard.

The Passat 4MOTION definitely VW#146;s slogan, Drivers This is a driver#146;s car! The running V6 is very powerful all conditions. Passats are built in and are autobahn-ready. Sharing much of its with the considerably more Audi A4, the Passat outshines of its competition, often substantially, in the and braking department. VW has done an job in tuning the Passat#146;s chassis, steering and braking so every works superbly no matter how the car is driven. And 4MOTION even enhances these characteristics. You find few cars, even more expensive ones, handle high interstate and very twisty roads as And without any compromise in ride

Rated as mid-sized cars, are very roomy for five-passengers lots of headroom and legroom for those riding on the rear Visibility in all directions is excellent. The holds 15 cubic feet of with a split folding seatback for even greater The station wagon hauls a lot more. The car is well put together and the quality materials used luxury.

Base Prices for the 2001 of the Passat 4MOTION are $27,400 for the GLS $28,200 for the GLS wagon, $31,560 for GLX and $32,360 for the GLX wagon. The GLS models with the level of standard you would expect to find in near-luxury cars. The GLX comes leather upholstery, dual power heated front automatic climate control, sound system, alloy with 16-inch tires, and a sunroof.

If you don#146;t need all the and whistles found on the Passat the Passat comes in several lower cost flavors. the front-wheel drive sedan and wagon come in GLS and GLX trim with a choice of two engines and a manual or Tiptronic automatic The GLS 1.8T features a four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that is at 150 horsepower. The GLS V6 and GLX use the 2.8-liter V6 and the GLX also has a suspension. Prices start at for the sedan and $23,035 for the wagon. By Siuru © AutoWire.Net — San

Byline: By Bill Siuru © — San Francisco

Column The Passat 4MOTION fits slogan, Drivers Wanted.

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