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VW Passat Variant’s Top

The Passat has 4Motion AWD and yet somehow manages to less than its Mondeo

The Passat, at over fifteen units and counting, can be thought of as the new large car. Now in its seventh the Passat has roughly the same as a Falcon, augmented in the Variant by a load space. Where the relies on a 4.0-litre atmo engine that’s good for 10L/100km, the Passat uses a 2.0-litre diesel. This and elegant Euro may not be quite as but it sports average fuel of 5.7L/100km and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. asked the question, it will the sprint to 100km/h in just 8.5 While not quite as rapid as a Falcon, which needs 7.3, it is certainly cleaner – it is 5 compliant – and more efficient. By the Falcon has only just met Euro 4 regulations – though its engine, a 2.0-litre turbopetrol, naturally conform to Euro 5, so bet on it almost as quick as the existing car but far frugal.

Before the howls of outrage deafening over a mismatch we do, of course, recognise that the competes head-on with the Mondeo, which, for all the world, seem to be aping much of the VW offers: six-speed, twin-clutch and turbodiesel engines that around 120kW and 350Nm – and in the of the Titanium we drove last a whole mess of high-tech The top Passat has all the mod cons, too – just a set from the Mondeo, which especially on safety-related paraphernalia. The also offers plenty in the too: VW claims it is the first car in its with a driver fatigue system. It’s a smart as most people seem to do the of two nowadays and are constantly sleep-deprived. off at the wheel is now recognised as a major of road deaths.

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The Passat also aims to be and to that end uses low rolling-resistance and superlative stop-start system. you come to halt, the engine dies, and when it’s to move, you wase the brake at which point the motor and you merely add gas to go. Turbo lag is noted but not

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of the rest of the specification is oriented creature comforts, as reflected in the of the specification level, Comfortline. includes powered-and-heated leather and external mirrors, a chilled compartment, dual-zone climate cruise control, front and parking sonar, and a handy system in the hold that the forward loading of goods. trailer stabilisation and tyre-pressure all contribute to a Euro NCAP safety rating. Some of the features seen in the Mondeo like lane departure, cruise control and bi-xenons active cornering lights, are options on the Passat (all up Add to that $2000 for the 18-inch that are standard on Mondeo, for sports suspension and $1000 for entry, and the Ford’s value is apparent. Variable damping is one option ($2000) that’s not in the Mondeo.

VW Passat Variant 4Motion

the $55K Titanium Mondeo a similar-sized but better-value package the top Passat (which is arounf once cost options are to bring it to Mondeo Titanium level). That said, the Variant has 4Motion AWD and yet somehoe to weigh less than the It also gets the wood on the in a straight line, where a second quicker to the metric and is a bit faster overtaking as well. exxentially even for fuel sipping diesel at a rate of 7.5L/100km in our hands. Both are in the way they produce bulk at revs we use 95 per cent of the time. is something that blinkered cannot seem to get their around, as they only of the snooze-inducing character of the diesel – in other words, its inability to rev

Naturally, most of the whingers never driven a modern [or a comparable, modern, direct-injection with torque and revs Ed.], and their opinions change when they do.

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