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Volkswagen Passat sedan III


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 enhanced in the new Passat with Side Curtain Protection#153; #151;an airbag system deploys a curtain of air down the windows during a severe collision to help protect the of the front and rear passengers. advanced safety system is on all Passat models.

Also in the new Passat is the standard four-cylinder in the GLS models. This award-winning 1.8 T now creates 20 more horsepower, its output from 150 hp to 170 hp. Just as the maximum torque is increased 155 lbs. ft. to 166.

Providing six-cylinder-like power and performance, remarkably efficient powerplant a turbocharger and an intercooler for cool, density intake air#151;a ingredient of power. Its five-valves per design results in excellent breathing, and the double overhead optimize valve control. All of is built into a compact and long-stroke 1.8 liter four-cylinder The result: 170 horsepower at 5,900 per minute and 166 lbs. ft. of torque all the way 1,950 to 5,000 rpm#150;an flat torque curve provides plenty of pulling from the low end through the top.

top-of-the-line engine option its 2.8 liter V6 that features technology, dual overhead variable intake valve and a variable geometry composite manifold. This advanced V6 delivers 190 hp at 6,000 rpm and 206 lbs. ft. of at just 3,200 rpm. The is an engine that delivers its pulling power smoothly and over a broad 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


Active safety in all Passats from their precise the security of front-wheel drive, ABS braking and other accident aids like daytime lights (DRL).

For protection an accident can#146;t be avoided, the new offers a highly advanced safety system that a multitude of state-of-the-art safety and structural elements designed to together to help protect its

This system begins the Passat#146;s exceptionally rigid structure that includes absorbing crumple zones. In a crash, these deformation sacrifice themselves in an accordian-like absorbing the energy to help the critical central structure.

system works in concert an advanced supplemental restraint In addition to front driver and airbags, the new Passat uses a belt tensioning system tightens and optimally positions all belts within milliseconds of a crash. These three-point belts are also equipped shoulder height adjustments, and to secure a child safety which should only be in the rear seats, automatic retractors (ALR) and emergency retractors (ELR) are provided.

The was the first Volkswagen to utilize side airbags for front occupants. This system is into the front seats for reason: no matter where the occupant adjusts his or her seat the airbag maintains its protective This cannot always be if the side airbag is installed in the or the roof pillar. As mentioned, the new also comes equipped Volkswagen#146;s Side Curtain for added protection for the head and torso in the event of a severe collision.

Side protection is ensured by special reinforcements and members, including anti-intrusion and foam padding at all four

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

Further details of how the new Passat provides occupant protection are in the absence of sharp interior recessed handles and control crushable sun visors, a foldable mirror and non-override door The Passat also provides height-adjustable head restraints for passengers, a feature found on few cars in its segment.

Standard on the is one of the most comprehensive warranty and protection plans available to new car Volkswagen#146;s Protection Plus a two-year/24,000 mile new vehicle warranty and the industry#146;s best limited powertrain warranty at ten miles. Now, with the galvanized Passat, the Protection package includes an outstanding corrosion warranty of 12 years no mileage restrictions.

In addition to the warranties, Volkswagen dealers perform all scheduled maintenance at no for two years or 24,000 miles. 24-hour roadside assistance is provided.

Source: Volkswagen

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