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Volkswagen Passat sedan III

VOLKSWAGEN#146;S 2001.5 NEW PASSAT

new Passat represents the latest of this revolutionary sedan and incorporating some 2,300 both technically and visually. include fresh new design inside and out, improved power, and even better and control. And while many are inconspicuous in their exacting the result is a newly presented

With its many updates the price of the 2001.5 Passat GLS only goes up $300, $21,450 to $21,750. Even the V6 GLX Sedan with 4MOTION#153; goes up $540 to $31,575. The Passat GLS Wagon is base at $22,550 while the 2001.5 GLX Wagon with 4MOTION#153; is a value at $32,375.

An update of a popular design, the 2001.5 styling changes are subtle but adding a more dynamic and aggressiveness to the car#146;s visual Indeed, nearly the entire of the 2001.5 Passat is new. the roof and doors remain from its predecessor.

The freshly front end is especially striking abundant chrome accents, a sharply raked grill, and transition to the bumper. Its visage is accentuated by a tasteful but much pronounced VW logo treatment.

The and precise design of the new Passat is by the front headlight treatment. the way to the future of automotive designs, the new front-end illumination#151;halogen headlamps, and lens side blinkers#151;is within chip-resistant polycarbonate gives the distinct high-tech of ultra-clear glass. Standard projector lens front are expertly integrated into the bumpers.

The dynamic character of the new is just as pronounced in the rear, sporty rear wing which frame newly tail lamps. These transparent rear lamps encompass two small round for the brake light and rear as well as turn signals.

Inside, the new Passat once employs only the highest soft-to-touch painted surfaces, on the trim level#151;leather and wood. In with the rest of the car, the offers a more upscale presenting a new instrument panel with brushed aluminum.

new is a center console between the seats that offers cup holders and a unique jumbo storage area. The rear also benefits from a folding rear center that includes a cupholder and storage.

At the driver#146;s wheel, the new GLX receives a standard multifunction steering wheel (optional on that adjusts the stereo and control. Also standard on the GLX is new HomeLink® system, a push-button mounted to the driver#146;s sun visor can be programmed to operate garage openers, indoor and outdoor and many home security

Added theft security in the new is made possible by Volkswagen#146;s system, which adds a new layer of protection to the vehicle#146;s anti-theft protection. Every the car is started, the Immobilizer control checks for the special Immobilizer key houses a computer code. The car be started without the properly key.

Mechanically, the core of the new has been significantly upgraded. the sedan and wagon add more torsional rigidity, or flex during driving, placing in the ranks of the most dynamically cars in the world. Volkswagen this by reworking key details of the new body, employing several reinforcement measures, including strategic laser welding


With its class-leading dynamic stiffness, Volkswagen engineers able to accomplish significant Since a more solid car it possible to dial in a more balance between sports-car-like and driving comfort, the overall experience is improved. It also better crash resistance in the safety cage parameter of the Even the styling of the new Passat from its solid structure, as it for extremely tight-fitting exterior gaps, which strengthen the shell and exude a more high-quality appearance.

Safety is further enhanced in the new with Volkswagen#146;s Side Protection#153; [iii] #151;an system that deploys a of air down the side windows a severe side-impact collision to protect the heads of the front and passengers. This advanced system is standard on all Passat

Also updated in the new Passat is the four-cylinder engine in the GLS models. award-winning 1.8 T engine now creates 20 horsepower, increasing its output 150 hp to 170 hp. Just as importantly, the maximum is increased from 155 lbs. ft. to

Providing substantial, six-cylinder-like and performance, this remarkably powerplant uses a turbocharger and an for cool, high- density air#151;a basic ingredient of Its five-valves per cylinder design in excellent top-end breathing, and the overhead camshafts optimize control. All of this is built a compact and efficient long-… 1.8 four-cylinder package. The result: 170 at 5,900 revolutions per minute and 166 ft. of torque all the way from 1,950 to rpm#150;an extraordinarily flat curve that provides of pulling power from the low end the top.

Volkswagen#146;s top-of-the-line option remains its 2.8 liter V6 features five-valve technology, overhead cams, variable valve timing and a variable composite intake manifold. advanced 30-valve V6 delivers 190 hp at rpm and 206 lbs. ft. of torque at just rpm. The result is an engine delivers its exceptional pulling smoothly and consistently over a rpm range.

Mated to these advanced is a standard five-speed manual or an optional five-speed automatic Tiptronic® that can either be as a normal automatic transmission or, the driver desires more it can be shifted through the gears using a special shift

All Passats continue to employ rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel brakes (ventilated in front) the latest generation ABS. advanced electronic ABS allows for traction control, which by way of electronic differential locking and Volkswagen#146;s anti-slip reduction (ASR) in front-wheel drive EDL is enabled at speeds of up to 24 miles per It detects wheel slippage and braking force to that wheel. Working in conjunction EDL, the ASR system uses electronics to control throttle to maximize traction and minimize

The ultimate level of control and is found in Passat sedans and equipped with the optional system#151;a traction enhancing that continuously distributes to all four wheels all the time at all An automatic-locking Torsen® center distributes engine torque to the and rear axles. In normal conditions, the drive ratio is 50 to the front and 50 percent to the rear. On surfaces, the wheels with the level of adhesion receive of the power#151;up to a front-rear ratio of 67 to 33 percent or vice versa.

All new come impressively equipped. In to the features previously alluded to, the GLS and wagons offer full including an analog tachometer and clock; air conditioning with vents; a multifunction, two-program computer; anti-theft alarm split-folding rear seat on sedans with 4MOTION#153;); ignition key with remote electronic cruise control; up and down front power central power locking; trunk and fuel flap power heated side an eight-speaker cassette stereo tinted glass; front and carpeted floor mats; a spare; height adjustable and steering wheel, and much

The GLX#146;s comprehensive list of features not previously mentioned leather upholstery; heatable power front seats; an Monsoon® sound system; wood trim; a fully climate control system; a two-program trip computer a display location in the bottom of the instrument cluster and a dot matrix an anti-theft alarm system; rear seat (not on 4MOTION#153;); a power glass heated windshield washer rain sensor; newly 16#148; alloy wheels; and a rearview mirror.

An added and safety feature on the GLX now includes side mirrors that point downward for optimal of sight when the car is in reverse.

The options on a GLX are a dealer-installed six-disc CD a dealer-installed in-dash CD player, metallic paint, and automatic

Available options on the GLS not previously include leather upholstery, leatherette steering wheel, boot, handbrake and door a 5-speed automatic transmission Tiptronic®; a power glass an eight-speaker Monsoon® sound the HomeLink® system; multi-function wheel; newly styled wheels; six-disc CD changer in-dash option; and Cold Package that includes front seats and heated washer nozzles.

Volkswagen Passat sedan III

Unparalleled Safety

Active in all Passats comes from precise handling, the security of drive, advanced ABS braking and accident avoidance aids daytime running lights

For protection when an accident be avoided, the new Passat offers a advanced passive safety that comprises a multitude of safety features and structural designed to work together to protect its occupants.

This begins with the Passat#146;s rigid body structure includes energy absorbing zones. In a severe crash, deformation zones sacrifice in an accordian-like fashion, absorbing the to help spare the critical structure.

This system in concert with an advanced restraint system. In addition to driver and passenger airbags, the new uses a seat belt system that tightens and positions all outboard belts milliseconds of a severe crash. three-point safety belts are equipped with shoulder adjustments, and to help secure a safety seat, which only be used in the rear automatic locking retractors and emergency locking retractors are provided.

The Passat was the first to utilize standard side for front seat occupants. system is integrated into the seats for good reason: no where the front occupant his or her seat position, the airbag its protective relationship. This always be assured if the side is installed in the door or the roof As mentioned, the new Passat also equipped with Volkswagen#146;s Curtain Protection#153; for added for the head and upper torso in the of a severe side collision.

protection is further ensured by reinforcements and structural members, anti-intrusion tubes and foam at all four doors.

Additional frontal impact comes from the steering via a collapsible steering column, and a wheel specially cushioned and to manage impact energy.

details of how the new Passat interior occupant protection are found in the of sharp interior edges, handles and control switches, sun visors, a foldable rearview and non-override door locks. The also provides three head restraints for rear a feature found on few other in its segment.

Standard on the Passat is one of the comprehensive warranty and maintenance plans available to new car buyers. Protection Plus includes a mile new vehicle limited and the industry#146;s best manufacturer#146;s powertrain warranty at ten years/100,000 Now, with the fully Passat, the Protection Plus includes an outstanding limited warranty of 12 years with no restrictions.

In addition to the extensive Volkswagen dealers will all scheduled maintenance at no charge for two or 24,000 miles. Two-year, roadside assistance is also

Source: Volkswagen

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