2006 Volkswagen Passat car review — Volkswagen Passat Variant V

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Volkswagen Passat Variant V


Generation One of this made its first appearance in It is a fact that within the three decades this has become the very image of progress, representing what in Germany means. This is characterized by vehicle size, technologies, safety features as airbags, ABS and ESP in addition to quality including galvanized bodies.

The is now more than just a saloon. It has matured into a car a character, into a perfect through more than decades. The rational qualities of the line have been perfected in the new Passat. At the same however, the development team has new passion and pulsating liveliness this Passat through an combination of shape, functionality, and ergonomics.


The 2006 Passat is redesigned with a wheelbase and a wider body a new medallion-shaped grille and clear headlights. Inside the Passat if more functional and ergonomic, more rear-seat legroom and new vents heat and air conditioning. The is powered by a new 200-horsepower 2.0-liter intercooled engine delivering 207 of torque from 1800 to rpm. The 280-hp VR6 narrow-angle V6 returns and is mated to a refined automatic transmission with and sport mode. The Passat and 4Motion all-wheel-drive sedan be available later in the model


Longer and wider last year’s model, the Passat offers more space, particularly for rear-seat A six-foot passenger can sit comfortably a six-foot driver. And while the model was among the safest in America, the structure of the new Passat is stronger.


The new Passat sportier handling than year’s model. The steering is precise with steering that automatically adjusts to the The new 3.6-liter narrow-angle V6 growls pressed and delivers robust allowing the Passat to accelerate 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The six-speed is smooth and responsive and the brakes are


32 years ago, presented the first Passat, was to become a bestseller. Meanwhile, generations and more than 13 of this successful vehicle been sold world-wide. turn back the clock to 1973.

This is when introduced the successor of the “1600” and models on the

market. A modern saloon with front-wheel and a front-mounted, lengthways inline Water-cooled! The horse before the Sensational. Because up to then, the exception of the K70, the rear-mounted, boxer engine had dominated the of the Volkswagen.

Of course, the Beetle was there. And how! But the future lay this Passat, with its drive and body concept. One is certain: it was a good product. the bonnet, petrol engines of up to 63 kW / 85 bhp pretty agile propulsion. But you have needed a crystal if anything, to see that, generations there would be up to 132 kW / 180 bhp V6 TDI engines or a W8 202 kW / 275 bhp.

Right in the first year on the market (1974), customers decided on a Passat, and as as December 1976 a million had been sold.

In 1977, the Bee Gees unleashed the disco in Germany with Stayin’ in Saturday Night Fever, presented the stylistically and aerodynamically Passat still the first but with a classic facelift. bumpers were an outward of the series from then on; many components were improved.

In March 1978, the diesel engine (37 kW / 50 bhp) had proved successful in the Golf for the Passat. 7.5 litres average a lot less with careful heralded a new world of economical In April 1980, the Passat through the two-million barrier in of units sold. When the was introduced in late autumn, the was already assured of its place in history with 2.6 million

November 1980 saw the debut of the generation of this sensationally middle-class model. It was a new design: more aristocratic, more The Passat had now separated from the 80, and was making its own way. In the second of the Passat, Volkswagen remained to the successful hatch-back saloon, but time presented the new Variant at the time. Both versions technologically exciting, with a innovative compound-arm rear

A particularly economical unit, the new diesel with 40 kW / 54 bhp made its appearance; in August 1982 the of this self-starter was to climb to 51 kW / 70 bhp the first turbo diesel in the Right from market the Passat was available with its five-cylinder petrol engine (85 kW / 115 The same year saw the debut of a Passat saloon with doors and a conventional boot: the Parallel to this, more and high-tech components were in the range.

For instance, the all-wheel in the Passat Variant GT syncro, available in 1984. The series a thorough facelift in 1985. It was in 1985 that Volkswagen to deliver the first Passat a computer-controlled catalytic converter (66 kW / 90 and the three-millionth Passat as such. The Passat with a top speed of 200 kph a 2.2-litre five-cylinder engine kW / 136 bhp) entered the running. In 1987, the series passed the mark.

In the spring of 1988, put the third generation of the Passat and Variant on the market. The Passat new qualities. It had grown considerably, in a new line of styling, had a considerably wheel base, and now had transverse And again, Volkswagen presented the at the same time. Both versions were characterised by aerodynamic perfection. In June the Passat broke the production of five million units.

The Passats of the fourth generation delivered in the autumn of 1993. The conspicuous visual feature was the front was no longer almost instead, there was a classic grille. In only three this generation of the Passat and Variant, further optimised in areas, sold almost times. The passive and active were optimised by series and front-passenger airbags, belt and the anti-blocking system (ABS).

A revolution in 1993 was an engine the acronym TDI. The turbo-diesel injector developed 66 kW / 90 bhp, speeds of up to 178 kph; average was only 5.3 litres (Variant 5.4 In February 1996, a 1.9-litre with 81 kW / 110 bhp rounded off the TDI range.

The Passat presented in August heralded a new epoch for the series, a level of quality, safety and that in many areas broke the boundaries to the next class of vehicle. The newly bodywork is fully galvanised extremely high static The newly styled interior perfectly to this standard. Two of the technical highlights are the running with the four-arm front and the standard side airbags.

The version of the Passat had a new 1.6-litre engine (74 kW / 100 bhp). Attractive to this were the new V5 engine 2.3 litres capacity and 110 kW / 150 bhp (from 1997) and the V6, now rated at 142 kW / 193 bhp. The made its debut at the Geneva Show in March 1997. by month, the trim and the choice of were refined step by In 1998, for instance, the first TDI pumpjet direct injection (85 kW / 115 and the Passat V6 TDI with 110 kW / 150 bhp followed. September 1999, ESP was standard for all Passat models in Germany.

In 2000, Volkswagen presented the reworked fifth generation of the Forward-looking features were the styled front with its chrome radiator grille, and the new with the characteristic tail-lights. The of the bodywork set new records in the middle In addition to the front and side optional head airbags at the were now available. As with other details, the air-conditioning was in the standard series package.

An exclusive special role to the 202 kW / 275 bhp all-wheeldrive Passat W8 and Passat W8. In the area of high-capacity motorisation, 2001 then saw the introduction of a new litre four-cylinder engine 96 kW / 130 bhp. March of that was also to witness the début of a new V6 TDI 132 kW / 180 bhp. And shortly after, in the TDI range for the Passat would a further V6 added to it. It developed 120 kW / 163 bhp like the more powerful V6, to the strict EU-4 exhaust

The sixth generation made world debut on the 15th of 2005 in Hamburg.


Now the first mass-produced vehicle, in the of the new Passat, bears these demonstrating its proportionate power in the A ’V’ motif is subtly with lines extending the bonnet and winding their way to the of the vehicle, forming a communal for the new medallion-shaped radiator grille. The and graphic effects of this are underlined by the chrome construction and dimensions.


In general, Passat’s lateral alignment has muscle than ever distinctive lines created in area and the edge of the car body slope towards the rear being “recaptured” in the roof’s An impressive lateral touch: the protection strips extend the rear bumper.



The new Passat is available in design lines: Trendline, Sportline and Highline. Each of lines does not only its specific standard engine and but also has a character of its own. stands for the youngest version. By its Comfortline displays its comfort-focused just as Sportline shows version’s dynamics. And, the Passat Highline comes as the model.

Already in its basic version, the Passat offers an comfort, function and safety package. This includes front airbags, side and airbags, active crash in front, ESP, central system, electromechanical power electric window lifters in and the Climatic semiautomatic air-conditioning

What happens when interpret a clear, logical, perceivable style with more power, muscle and than ever before can be in the new Passat: design united innovative technologies catapult the into a sportier, more class-transcending dimension in the greatest step since the series was created.

The sixth Passat is characterized by its powerful, avant-garde The new VW front section with its medallion-shaped radiator grille and its staring headlights, the athletic and powerful rear section represent the biggest design that has occurred since the line was created. The outward of the Passat demonstrates what also to its interior: everything is new and is different. Let’s take the as an example: the new Passat is 4.77 long (+ 62 mm), 1.82 wide (+ 74 mm) and 1.47 meters (+ 10 mm).

Its wheelbase measures meters. A clear indication of quality: its static torsion is 57 (!) per cent higher than of its pretty good predecessor and the new top performance in this class. The volume has also grown 565 liters maximum (+90


A glance into the of the new Passat shows a clear, and sophisticated design of a striking top-quality materials, and a people-oriented not aimed at breaking the theoretical of the technically feasible. The target was to perfect ergonomics and ease of Clearly structured functional and tylistic simplicity dominate The total effect produces a which enthuses as much as it A space, which although new at sight, becomes familiar in a with timeless appeal.

Thanks to the four interior lines Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline as well as the four of color (Black, Latte Classic Grey, Pure the interior can be adapted to suit own personal taste. Depending on the design line, high-grade applications (burr-walnut, poplar, and aluminum continue the individualization The burr-walnut combination on the instrument is, for example, perfectly tailored to the simplicity, while aluminum give a classy finish to the central console.


complementing highly effective safety elements with intelligent active safety such as ESP and ACC (adaptive cruise results in Volkswagen’s presenting the new as one of the world’s safest saloons. The of optimum passive safety has and will be the highest possible rigidity. And here again, the new sets new standards in its class.

On top of it is the car’s restraint systems improve safety at the most levels. As a standard, the new Passat is with dual-face front active crash headrests in as well as side airbags and head airbags (front and As an option, the rear can also be with side airbags and tighteners. It goes without that the Passat as a well-established driven on all five continents all the applicable crash standards

More safety, more and a lot more fun in the Passat saloon due to a range of new systems Running the new four-arm rear axle, isolated from the bodywork by an frame, and the McPherson front newly designed around components (weight reduction of kg) ensure agility, comfort and at the highest level. The

running technology is rounded off by the ESP + trailer and all vehicles with trailer are equipped with it as a standard.

with wipers: as a standard, all models are equipped with a brake system with disc wiper. The linings are applied at certain intervals. “wipes off” any water that may have built up due to wet and therefore shortens the braking

Electromechanical parking brake: the is the first saloon in its class to a pushbutton-operated electromechanical parking as a standard. Its electronic control and networking with other units allowed the integration of a emergency braking function, a assistant (e.g. for going and an auto-hold function (stopping at lights without constant pedal operation).

Starting and system: the starting and locking with radio remote has been completely redeveloped. is no longer an ignition key in the conventional Most of the transmitter components for and locking the central locking have been moved a retainer to the right of the steering The engine can now be started by pressing the If the Passat is equipped with a entry start and exit (KESSY), the vehicle is started by a button.

Adaptive cruise (ACC): another new option is automatic distance control. The can be operated intuitively via a separate on the steering column. The Passat automatically at a speed that has set using the cruise control as as the vehicle gets below a safety distance from the in front. When the road is again, the vehicle accelerates it reaches the previously set speed. The radar sensor also critical proximity situations. It the Passat or subsequent braking by moving the linings against the and sensitizing the braking assistant in to increase the effectiveness of emergency

Bluetooth telephone: the Passat now with an optional handsfree system with a Bluetooth The wireless integration of the driver’s phone into the vehicle the driver to leave the mobile in his or her A fixed telephone installation in the car over the actual mobile functions and obtains the necessary from a SIM card of the mobile The telephone can be controlled via a separate the multifunction steering wheel or by command.

Sound systems from and Volkswagen: experience a really sound when you switch on the 600 high-end sound system by Dynaudio, the Danish hi-fi The 10- channel system with its components sets a new standard. As an the Passat can be equipped with a 250 Volkswagen sound system. systems are offered in combination the RNS MFD2-DVD navigation systems and the RCD 500 system.

Draft-free Climatronic like it did in the Phaeton, the dual-zone air conditioning system provides ventilation at the touch of a button. It is as part of the special equipment

New power supply: business will welcome the facility of their laptops using the 230 V power supply. Bi-xenon with corner illumination: all systems have been significantly compared to the predecessor particularly the main beam. The bi-xenon headlights of the new Passat provide better long-distance The integrated dynamic corner lamp follows the course of the with a maximum swiveling of 15 degrees and thus ensures visibility at all times. The perfect of this system is an additional turn assist lamp has major advantages due to its side of about 35 degrees in relation to the axis, particularly when you at crossings and junctions.

Tire pressure monitoring system the sensors notify the driver of a tire pressure loss by of a visual indicator. New tires emergency running characteristics: the tires (SST) on the Monza alloy wheels feature side walls and allow driving even if inflation is low or the tire deflates altogether. The loss is signaled by an indicator


The new Passat saloon be available with eight to choose from. For the first Volkswagen provides FSI engines homogeneous direct injection. The of these engines is 85 kW / 115 PS, 110 kW / 150 PS and in the case of the FSI 147 kW / 200 PS. The 3.2 liter V6 FSI engine with 184 kW / 250 PS the top of the range was shown for the first at the IAA 2005 in Frankfurt. The entry-level is the 1.6 liter fourcylinder engine 75 kW / 102 PS. The range of diesel engines consists exclusively of advanced TDI

Overview of petrol engines

1.6 75 kW: this 75 kW / 102 PS basic engine of the new series is both proven and Within 12.4 seconds it the saloon from 0 to 100 km/h, it a top speed of 190 km/h and consumes an of 7.7 liters unleaded premium per 100 kilometers. 1.6 FSI with 85 kW: the smallest petrol engine in the new Passat has a of 85 kW / 115 PS. With this engine the bonnet, the saloon can reach a top of 200 km/h and can be accelerated from 0 to 100 in 11.4 seconds.

And still it a mere 7.5 l of unleaded premium per 100 km. 2.0 FSI with 110 kW: the next level of is also provided by a direct- petrol engine. Its four have an output of 110 kW / 150 PS, allow a top of 213 km/h and can sprint from 0 to 100 in just 9.4 seconds. The average consumption is 8.2 liters by EU standards. 2.0 TSI 147 kW: the most powerful four-cylinder Volkswagen uses here is the 2.0 FSI turbocharger and boost inter-cooling known from the Golf

The powerful direct injection 147 kW / 200 PS at 5,500 rpm, and 1,984 cc the Passat up from 0 to 100 km/h in a 7.7 seconds and makes the vehicle a top speed of 236 km/h. The average of the 2.0 T-FSI 8.6 liters shows how the combination of FSI and turbocharger works.

At 10.3:1, the 2.0 T-FSI features a compression ratio and its powerful (280 Newton meters 1,800 and 5,000 rpm) it a superior drive unit. To be precise, the Passat engine the advantages of homogeneous direct and combines it with the superior of turbo-charging. The result is an extraordinary curve, excellent response, joy of driving and not even a hint of a weak spot.

3.2 V6 FSI with 184 kW: a developed 3,169 cc V6 engine its first appearance at the IAA 2005 in the and the Passat Variant. At 6,200 rpm its is 184 kW / 250 PS and it reaches a maximum torque of 330 meters (from 2,500 and up to rpm).

The technical basis is the engine with suction injection known from the The new engine’s features include petrol injection (FSI), and its are more power, less consumption and less exhaust

Thanks to its comprehensive redesign, the V6 FSI optimized stability properties, strain on components and lower The standard equipment of the new Passat 3.2 V6 FSI is its clutch automatic transmission and its 4MOTION four-wheel drive.

of diesel engines

1.9 TDI with 77 kW: the and yet high-torque world of TDI engines in the begins at 77 kW / 105 PS (4,000 rpm) and 250 meters (1,900 rpm). The 1.9 TDI reaches a top speed of 188 km/h, from 0 to 100 km/ in 12.1 seconds and 5.6 l of diesel per 100 km on average. 2.0 TDI with 103 kW: 209 is the top speed of the 103 kW / 140 PS (at 4,000 rpm) 2.0 TDI. At only 1,800 the engine reaches its maximum of 320 Newton meters and speeds the car up 0 to 100 km/h in just 9.8 seconds and to a top of 209 km/h.

Average diesel 5.9 liters. This TDI performance can be combined with a diesel filter. 2.0 TDI with 125 kW: the second 2.0 TDI with the highly nnovative pump high-pressure jet injection and a compensator shaft is a completely new The very quiet fourvalve TDI has an output of 125 kW / 170 PS (at 4,200 rpm), a of 350 Newton meters (1,800 to rpm) and accelerates the saloon 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds. The top is 233 km/h. This engine features low fuel consumption at just 6.1 liters per 100 km.


4MOTION, the four-wheel drive from Volkswagen, offers active safety and driving In 2006 the new Passat will be in three different engine with the latest 4MOTION The top model of the Passat range, the 184 kW / 250 PS 3.2 V6 FSI 4MOTION, has the most effective of power distribution as standard. The drivetrain is available as an option the Passat 2.0 FSI (110 kW / 150 PS) and the Passat 2.0 TDI kW / 140 PS). The permanent four-wheel system is available for the Passat and estate in combination with all lines (3.2 V6 FSI 4MOTION: with the Comfortline).

The Passat equipped for the first time a 4MOTION system featuring coupling. The coupling, which is directly in the rear axle, is more compact and the system quickly, sensitively, and quietly. drive also delivers advantages for towing trailers.

The 3.2 V6 FSI 4MOTION, for example, pulls a maximum trailer weight of 2 200 kg on grades of up to 12 percent. Its gross rating for the rear axle is 1 220 kg. For the 2.0 TDI 4MOTION a maximum trailer of 2 000 kg is allowed on uphill grades of up to 12 and 2 200 kg on up to 8 percent grades — in case 200 kg more than the front-wheel drive Passat 2.0 All Passat’s with a towing also have ESP with trailer stabilisation as standard.

The proven Haldex coupling is controlled for optimum positive The 4MOTION system can adjust the torque to the road conditions and the distribution to all four wheels provides a real advantage in of safety and driving fun particularly on and winter roads. Both versions come with a manual gearbox.

The average of the 2.0l FSI saloon is 8.9 litres 9.0 litres). The direct-injection petrol accelerates from nought to 100 in 9.9 seconds (estate: 10.2 and reaches a top speed of 209 km/h 206 km/h). The Passat 2.0l 110 hp FSI fulfils the EU4 emissions standard.

The consumption of the 2.0l TDI saloon is 6.8 (estate: 7.0 litres). The 2.0l TDI accelerates from nought to 100 in 9.9 seconds (estate: 10.5 and reaches a top speed of 204 km/h km/h).

From November, the engine version from the will be the Passat 3.2l V6 FSI at the Frankfurt International Motor which features permanent drive and the dual-clutch gearbox as standard. It delivers 184 kW /250 hp and a maximum torque of 330 Nm.


The range has been expanded to a new engine-gearbox combination: The 2.0 l 103 kW TDI is now available an automatic direct shift Other additions to the model include safety features cornering lights and a tyre monitoring system. Auxiliary is now also available.

The combination of a shift gearbox and a TDI engine is as the low consumption of the diesel engine is despite the automatic transmission. The TDI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.8 and reaches a top speed of 206 km/h. The consumption is 6.0 litres. The Passat 2.0 l 103 kW TDI direct shift gearbox the EU 4 emissions standard.

Safety can be further with several new The special equipment available for the now also includes Bi-Xenon featuring the dynamic cornering function. A maximum swivelling of 15 degrees ensures optimum of the road. The system is rounded off an additional static turn-off Aligned to around 35 degrees to the of the vehicle axle, these also illuminate the roadside you turn into side

The tyre pressure monitoring makes another contribution to the safety. The wheels are equipped sensors that send a telegram to the convenience system unit. The data received is with the preset tyre A warning indicator informs the when tyre pressure is

A heavy-duty suspension system, has been raised by 20 millimetres, is new to the range. It features a stiffer configuration and an engine protection

Comfort was one of the main focuses development of the Passat. An auxiliary system is another new option. It can be on either with a timer or, if you prefer, with a remote The system is not only useful in the the auxiliary ventilation function can be used to reduce the temperature the car in the summer.

The new equipment is available for the saloon and the estate.


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