In Europe, Volkswagen’s 2011 Passat will be priced from €25,100 for the sedan 1.4 liter TSI Trendline version that features the eco-orientated BlueMotion Technology. The estate version has a starting price of €26,200 while the Ecofuel natural gas version sells for at least €30,150.
The facelifted version of the Passat, which was recently unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, has already started selling but the deliveries will only begin in January next year.
The engine options for the B7 Passat include three diesel units, three petrol powerplants, and a unit with an output of 150 hp that runs on natural gas, dubbed the Ecofuel.
The petrol engine options are the following: 1.4 liter TSI (with 122 hp), a 1.8 liter TSI (with 160 hp), and a 2.0 liter TSI unit (with 211 hp). The diesel options include a 105 hp 1.6l TDI, and two versions of a 2.0 liter TDI unit that offer 140 and 170 hp, respectively.
Consumers can choose among these equipment levels: Trendline (the entry-level one), Comfortline and Highline.
The new Passat’s basic version offers the following standard equipment: eight airbags, ESP, ABS, ASR, EDL, MSR, a Climatronic automatic climate control system, an electronic parking brake, an MP3 audio system, an on-board computer and a front armrest with a storage compartment.