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Volkswagen Passat is 2015 Car of the Year in Europe

The new Volkswagen Passat has earned the distinction to be called as the “Car of the Year 2015” in Europe, as presented every year by the international “Car of the Year” jury. For this year, the accolade was announced a day before the Geneva International Motor Show.

Martin Winterkorn, chief executive of Volkswagen AG, remarked during the awarding ceremony that the carmaker is extremely proud of the accolade. He quipped that the new Passat proved the carmaker’s success in developing a car that could set new class standards in terms of technology and quality. He commented that the accolade confirms the work of VW engineers, designers and its entire team. He added that the new Passat demonstrates that the VW brand has the right answers to the challenges of the current time.

The “Car of the Year 2015” accolade was received by Member of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand, for the Development Division. He remarked that the brand is delighted by the award, which he says has special significance for the carmaker as it was given by independent international trade journalists.

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2015 VW Passat (B8) Alltrack officially unveiled, will arrive next month in Geneva

After it made quite a buzz on the market, the new VW Passat (B8) received a new version as the German manufacturer unveiled the redesigned Passat (B8) Alltrack. Set to make its official debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Passat (B8) Alltrack features a 27.5 mm increased ride height and comes with plenty of design features that underline its off-road capabilities.

As a result, the new 2015 VW Passat Alltrack shows redesigned front and rear bumpers as well as plastic elements that improve its rugged look. The interior features as standard unique Alcantara, fabric interior and metal trim, while leather is available as an option. As expected, the 2015 Passat Alltrack is offered with the 4Motion four-wheel drive system as standard.

Four driving modes will be offered by the new vehicle: Eco, Normal, Sport and Off Road. Alltrack version will be available with the same engines found on the standard model, such as a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine developing 150 hp or a 2.0-liter TSI with 220 hp.

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2015 VW Passat (B8) gets 300 hp from B&B

When Volkswagen introduced its all-new Passat B8, everyone was impressed by the vehicle’s 2.0-liter biturbo diesel engine that produced 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm. The engine is available only with a new seven-speed DSG gearbox and with 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Still, if these numbers don’t impress you that much, you better know that B&B can boost the performances of the biturbo diesel engine to an impressive 300 hp and 630 Nm of torque for 3,950 euros.

The standard model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds, the upgraded engine pushes the Passat B8 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds.

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2015 VW Passat (B8) receives the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests

Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat (B8) follows its predecessor when it comes to safety as the new model managed to receive the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. The overall safety rating of 5 stars for the new Passat is composed of the results obtained by the vehicle in four sub-areas: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and security support.

According to the press release, the occupant protection for adults include a head-on crash test against an aluminum barrier at 64 km/h and 40% overlap, as well as a side impact at 50 km/h in the vehicle structure and a pole side impact at 29 km/h.

The new Passat managed to receive 85 percent of the maximum rating. During the tests in the important area of child protection, the Passat reached over 87 percent of the maximum rating thanks to the standard Isofix and top tether child seat anchors.

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Next to the XL Sport, Volkswagen brought at the 2014 Paris Motor Show the all-new Passat (B8) GTE a.k.a. the plug-in hybrid version of the all-new Passat. This new model is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine that pumps out 156 hp (115 kW) at 5,000 rpm, combined with an electric motor that develops 85 kW or 115 hp.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 218 hp (160 kW) and 400 Nm of torque, which is enough to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 8.0 seconds, while top speed is 136 mph or 219 km/h.

Using just the electric motor and the energy stored in the lithium-ion battery, the Passat GTE offers a range of up to 31 miles or 50 km at speeds of up to 80 mph or almost 130 km/h. With a full 50-liter fuel tank and a fully charged battery, the Passat GTE offers a range of over 620 miles or almost 1,000 km.

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Dealers will start taking orders in the UK for the 2015 VW Passat (B8) saloon and estate on October 7 and the first deliveries will arrive in January. For diesel fans, the 2015 Passat will be available with a 1.6-liter engine with 120 hp and a more potent 2.0-liter TDI with 150 or 190 hp. The range-topping model will be powered by a 2.0-liter bi-turbo petrol engine with 240 hp bolted to a dual clutch DSG transmission and using a permanent 4Motion four-wheel drive.

The plug-in hybrid Passat GTE will be available in October 2015. For those who don’t know, the Passat GTE will be introduced tomorrow at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and uses a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine with 156 hp (115 kW) combined with an electric motor developing 115 hp (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 218 hp (160 kW), which permits the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 8 seconds, while top speed will be limited at 220 km/h or 137 mph. Fuel consumption is really impressive: just 2.0 l/100 km (combined) or 141 mpg. At launch, Volkswagen will offer the Passat B8 in five trim levels: S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line.

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Volkswagen officially confirmed the fact that the Alltrack version of the Passat (B8) Estate will be unveiled next year in July. Under the hood, we expect to see the powerful 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that generates 240 hp (176 kW) and 500 Nm of torque but also a less powerful turbocharged version that produces 190 hp (140 kW).

When it comes to petrol engines, the Passat (B8) Alltrack is expected to get a 1.8-liter TSI engine with 180 hp (132 kW) and 280 Nm of torque as well as a more potent 2.0-liter TSI with up to 220 hp (162 kW).

The most fuel-efficient version will get a 1.6-liter TDI with 120 hp and bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission. Just like the previous model, the new Passat Alltrack will feature the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive system.

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Ahead of the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its all-new Passat GTE a.k.a. the plug-in hybrid version of their Passat B8. Available in both Sedan and Variant versions, the Passat GTE follows the same recipe as the Golf GTE and uses a hybrid system consisting of a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine that delivers 156 hp (115 kW) and is bolted to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission as well as an electric motor with 115 hp (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 218 hp or 160 kW. As a result, the Passat GTE accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 8 seconds, with a top speed limited at 220 km/h or 137 mph.

Regarding the fuel consumption, Volkswagen says that its Passat GTE will need around 2.0 l/100 km (combined) or 141 mpg and 13.0 kWh/100 km, while CO2 emissions are just 45 g/km. Due to the low fuel consumption, the Passat GTE will qualify for the French challenge of having the 2 l/km cars by 2020. This means that with a full tank of fuel (50 liters) and a fully charged lithium-ion battery, the Passat GTE promises a range of 1,000 km or 622 miles.

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Volkswagen released today the official details and specs of its all-new 2015 Passat (B8). As we said, the new Passat (B8) will move upscale in order to escape mid-market struggles and will hit the European dealerships by November, with a price tag of 25,875 euros (saloon) and 25,950 (estate). According to the official press release, advance sales for the 2015 Passat (B8) will begin on Thursday, 10 July.

The new Passat will be available with a choice of 10 direct injection turbocharged petrol and diesel engines that cover a power range from 120 PS (88 kW) to an impressive 280 PS (206 kW). The entry-level 1.4-liter petrol engine comes with 125 PS (92 KW), but Volkswagen offers a more potent version with 150 PS (110 kW) that comes with Active Cylinder Technology.

A bigger 1.8-liter TSI engine generates 180 PS (132 kW). The 2.0-liter TSI comes with 220 PS (162 kW), but VW offers a more powerful version that develops 280 PS (206 kW). Regarding the diesel engines, the entry-level 1.6-liter TDI comes with 120 PS (88 kW). Still, Volkswagen offers the popular 2.0-liter TDI engine that generates 150 PS (110 kW) or 190 PS (140 kW).

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This is it folks, the 2015 VW Passat (B8) is here and we are not speaking of a facelift, but a brand new vehicle built on a new platform. The eight-generation of the VW Passat is 85 kg lighter than its predecessor and promises to be 20 percent more fuel-efficient. Volkswagen will offer 10 direct-injection turbo engines, with power ranging from 120 hp to 280 hp.

Also a premiere is the first plug-in hybrid version of the Passat, which uses the 1.4-liter TFSI delivering 156 PS (115 kW) but also an electric motor (108 PS/80 kW) that will offer an electric range of up to 50 km (31 miles). Total output of the hybrid system is 211 PS (155 kW). Using the energy from the 9.9 kWh battery pack and all the gasoline from the fuel tank, the Passat (B8) Hybrid will have a combined range of 965 km (600 miles).

This model will be available with a charging socket located behind the badge on the front grille. As we said, we have plenty of direct-injection engines, such as the two 1.4-liter petrol engines that deliver 125 PS (92 kW) while the other delivers 150 PS (110 kW) and comes with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT). There is also a bigger 1.8-liter TSI engine that generates 180 PS (132 kW).

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The 2015 VW Passat B8 will make its official debut next month, but technical presentation leaked ahead of that special event. As a result, we found out even more details and specs of the upcoming Passat B8. As expected, the 8th generation of the well-known Passat is planning to go upscale and will debut with new technologies such as the new adaptive lightning technology called Dynamic Light Assist.

Available as an option, the Dynamic Light Assist makes sure that the LED headlights reveal you any angle but what’s more interesting is that with some help from a camera the vehicle adjusts the headlights according to the speed and road conditions.

The LED taillights will be offered as standard. The interior will feature a slick new gauge cluster that uses a 12.3 inch TFT display, just like the one used by the 2015 Audi TT. The LCD screen has a resolution of 1440x540 pixels and replaces the classic dashboard as well as the navigation system.

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VW officially announced today that the 2015 Passat (B8) will make its public debut in October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Of course, you already knew that as we told you here, but the German carmaker also announced that the new car will be unveiled in July. As expected, the 2015 Passat (B8) will arrive with plenty of new technologies and features.

Thanks to the extensive use of advanced materials, such as hot-formed steel and aluminium in certain areas, the next-generation Passat will be 85 kg lighter than the model it replaces, which translates into fuel-efficiency improvements of up to 20 percent. The 2015 VW Passat will be a little bit smaller than the previous model but will offer improved interior space as well as more space for your luggage.

Also new for the 2015MY Passat is a high-performance four-cylinder 2.0-liter biturbo diesel engine that delivers 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm. The engine will be available only with a new seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. In addition, a plug-in hybrid model will be available too, promising a 31 miles (50 km) electric range and a maximum range of almost 600 miles or 965 km.

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We already know that Volkswagen is working hard on the next-generation Passat, one of its most popular models in its lineup, and this weekend we managed to talk with one of the people involved in the development of the new German vehicle. We found out that the 2015 Volkswagen Passat B8 will make its world debut in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

This might not be a surprise for most of our readers, as the seventh-generation Passat was also revealed at the Paris Motor Show, back in 2010. According to our source, the 2015 Vw Passat will get a longer wheelbase (length increased by 7 inches – which means more interior space for the rear passengers), but the length of the car will remain almost the same.

For those who don’t know, the current Vw Passat has a length of 4,769 mm (Estate model 4,771 mm). As expected, the 2015 Passat will use Volkswagen’s modular MQB platform and the lineup will include four models: the sedan, a new CC, CC Shooting Brake and the traditional Estate. Thanks to the new MQB modular platform, the next-generation Passat will be at least 90 kg lighter than the current version, which means better fuel-economy and less CO2 emissions.

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