Volkswagen Passat Mk 1 — Volkswagen Passat B1

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Volkswagen Passat B1

Volkswagen Passat LS Coupe /

Many felt the Volkswagen LS to be simply a badge-engineered Audi. Volkswagen had their own ideas gear linkage, body and suspension rates, but broadly the Passat LS was an Audi 80 with a VW on it, and a rather poor indented castle symbol on the cross-spoke of the wheel.

The Passat was one of the most European family cars at the and was intended as a replacement for the aging Type 3 and Type 4. The Passat was magazine’s Car of the Year for 1974 and its model Audi 80 was nominated car of the by the European motor press a earlier. The platform was named B1.

Taken in its own right, there was no the quality of the finish and trim, and just enough reminders present to satisy the Beetle that had upgraded. The LS was the mid-way with the 1,471 c.c. 75 engine, an economy 1,296 version and an 85 b.h.p. TS 1½-liter being available in some along with a station (estate).

As the Passat was basically an there was water-cooling, front-wheel-drive and the Audi steering geometry was planned to give straight-line when braking hard on surfaces or should a front blowout or aquaplaning conditions be — the poor man’s although on a different principle.

Certainly the Passat went a way to closing the gap on the luxury opposition, if it remained less stable contemporary models from BMW and It did corner very safely no real hint of driven wheels, the understeer of extremely cornering becoming neutral for the fast driver. Like the the steering, geared 3 turns was very smooth and pleasant, a light touch from accustomed to beefier control.

Volkswagen Passat B1

The Passat originally used the 4 OHC 1.3 l (55 PS (54 hp/40 kW)) and 1.5 l (75 PS (74 hp/55 PS (84 hp/63 kW)) petrol also used in the Audi 80 longitudinally mounted with drive, in Audi tradition, either a 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic. The SOHC 1.5 was to 1.6 l in August 1975 with power ratings and slightly torque ratings. In July the Passat Diesel became equipped with the VW Golf`s 1.5 l (50 PS (49 hp/37 kW)), followed in 1979 by the Passat GLI with a version of the 1.6 l engine.

The servo brakes, their hydraulic split diagonally, were effective, although in practice was an awkward off-set which the pedals too close togther, nor was anywhere to park the left At highway speeds the Passat was the engine noise prompting motoring journalists at the time to the car as a Buzz Box. This was not fair criticism, because for a type car it wasn’t excessively and, strangely, once you opened it up (read autobahn and the Passat neared its 98 m.p.h. it quietened out quite noticeably.

The gear change was vague, the positions clearly marked in the before the driver, sometimes badly getting into and second. The seats had a durable cloth trim but the cushions surprisingly hard, although they remained fairly on long runs.

Once you understood the confusing sequences to comply with the never-sidelamps-only law, the minor were excellent and very Two substantial stalks looked the usual services, with the sounded by pressing the steering spoke. Neat little buttons, with innbuilt look after hazard-warning, winndow heater (Sekurit) and and headlamps, dipping being by the left stalk lever. The wipers, properly angled for were operated by the right stalk and there was a powerful washer.

Volkswagen Passat B1
Volkswagen Passat B1
Volkswagen Passat B1

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