Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI BiT 4Motion to test. The Passat diesel is the more powerful of the history, examination

Volkswagen Passat is the berlina of Volkswagen, with capital letters. Launched in 1973, is in its eighth generation and has become by own merits in one of the clear references of the segment D. segment who today suffers the harassment incessant crossover, every time have more sales. The Volkswagen Passat has had to reinvent itself, with a lot of technology, and versions that may scratch the premium, with the aim of staying afloat in this raging river. We’re going to test it thoroughly, equipped with an engine 2.0 TDI of 240 HP!

Knowing Volkswagen Passat latest generation

The Volkswagen Passat B8 is built on the modular platform MQB, and is also available in a version Variant of the family.

Outwardly, it looks like a car much bigger than it really is. It seems in fact larger than its predecessor, but with a total size of 4,76 meters, is actually 2 mm shorter. Can be your 8 inches extra of battle that give a larger apparent size. It is a car with presence. Live is impressive especially its front completely redesigned, with a new calender of great width and chrome bars, accompanied by a few interesting trapezoidal headlights with a clear signature LED.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-7-mdmThis particular unit is a Sport version, and therefore mounts a huge tires multirradio 19-inch. Contribute to create one more image of the sport for this estate, whose side profile is remarkably sober, very straight lines. Only one line of expression horizontal flows into a optical LED again fairly conventional, if well stylish. This Sport version with the engine 2.0 TDI of 240 HP he shoots behind with two chrome tailpipes… and completely fake – the exhaust outlets under the bumper.

Interior of the Volkswagen Passat 2016

Volkswagen has built a car elegant and sober, and have preferred not to risk too much with your design.

Where the Volkswagen Passat truly excels is in their interior. It is within when we feel that we are in a great evolution with respect to its predecessor. Are the horizontal lines which prevail in your dashboard, which mimics the outputs of aeration with the decorative molding. qualities of the interior are the best I have seen in a saloon generalist, and rayan the level premium cars like the Audi A4. It is one of the great strengths of this Volkswagen, some endings are sensational.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-67-mdmThe plastic cushioned reach beyond to where it reaches the view, and even in remote places-wrapped in hard plastic, it is impossible to find finned, sharp. The unit tested was enrolled for more than a year and accumulated more than 15,000 km in its odometer when I picked it up. Oddly, for a car of press we’re talking about an age of “advanced”. Despite this, the Piano Black of the center console not accusing the wear, and the polished aluminum of the doors and dashboard was shining as the first day.

The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit has excellent visibility even when the sun. Its brightness is regulated automatically.

I like the clean look of the cockpit. Surprise that Volkswagen even keep a small analog clock in the center console, when it has replaced the instrumentation for a TFT screen of 12.3 inches. It is an extra on some versions, although it is standard on the Sport trim tested. It’s called Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and I have fallen surrendered to him by its attractive technology and excellent functionality. Is more, for the greater part of operations, it becomes redundant to the 8-inch screen in the center console.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-42-mdmIn this screen we can view in large size to your browser instructions, information or multimedia data on the attendees of driving. The available views can be configured, and offer interesting data in my opinion, as is the oil temperature or the altitude at which you ride your bike. In the navigation view, the size of the clocks decreases to give more visibility to the map. Its control is carried out from the steering wheel, and it is very simple, even if you’re not accustomed to driving vehicles of the VAG Group.

It is difficult to make the interior more ergonomic or practical. Only in the Skoda Superb are more spacious rear seat.

all in all, we still need to use the central screen for the control of some assistance to driving, such as parking aids, or select the driving mode desired. The center console is clean, but it hides multiple compartments to let objects: in front of the shifter, under the armrest and a double cup holder on the side. The glove box is cooled, and ventilated. The highlight of this saloon is that everything is in places accessible, and logical, ergonomics faultless. It is difficult to do better.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-32-mdmAnother highlight of the Volkswagen Passat is the space. Especially in their rear seats, the legroom is only surpassed by the Skoda Superb. Or the taller people will have problems. Three people can travel comfortable, thanks to a wide considerable. The trunk of the Volkswagen Passat – whose gate is electric in this version – has 586 litre capacity, and under its floor there is a spare wheel complete, as well as space for more objects. It is cavernous as that of the whole saloon traditional.

Is accessible from the central square rear of the car. As a black point, it does not form a load surface flat to the folded rear seats.

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behind The wheel of a Volkswagen Passat TDI with two turbos and 120 HP/liter

Available driving modes customizable, and the gearbox has a way of sailing to save fuel.

One of the great novelties of the Passat B8 has been the engine known as the 2.0 TDI BiT or Biturbo. Actually employs a system of twin-turbo, a turbo small low inertia to provide an instant response to low regime and a shell of a larger size to offer more power at a regime level. The result is that this 2.0 TDI develops 240 HP of power and a huge torque of 500 Nm, constant between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. Necessarily is associated to a system of all-wheel drive 4Motion type Haldex.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-64-mdmTo withstand injection pressures up to 2,500 bars and a pressure of blow that comes to the 3.8 bar absolute – a mistake in a diesel engine production – the internal components of the engine have been reinforced. the cylinder head of The engine is specific for this version, and both pistons as the crankshaft are new. The power is transmitted to the wheels through a box DSG dual-clutch and seven relationships. It is a box of origin Audi, bathed in oil, similar to the one used in the Audi RS3 Sportback.

Their low visibility urban bridges with a camera system 360 degrees and a wizard, advanced parking aid.

On paper, makes the 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds, has a maximum speed of 240 km/h and approves an average consumption of 5.5 l/100 km I Turn on the engine, and… sounds like any other 2.0 TDI. In a quiet driving differences are not appreciated with a 2.0 TDI of 150 HP, it is quiet and little rumoroso. Everything changes when you sink the right foot. The two turbos come into operation and the character of the car is transformed. I didn’t expect a push worthy of a V6 TDI, or a power delivery that is linear up to the cut power.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-14-mdmovertaking in high schools are sewing and singing, with the added plus of security that offers the all-wheel drive permanent 4Motion. I had the opportunity to test their effectiveness on snow, and despite riding summer tires, the system Haldex did not allow the car to do not a single ugly. If we drive with the Sport mode activated, your suspension adaptive DCC hardens, the response of the controls is more instantaneous and the steering gets heavier. Is it possible to have fun on curves with this Passat? Yes, very much so.

The behavior of the DSG of seven relations is faultless, especially with the Sport mode activated.

The responsivity of the address is admirable to be electric, and while I miss the agility curve for a GTI – and the playfulness – rewards us with a poise enviable and a behavior very neutral. The suspension, adaptive optional also consigue together in the same car several moods, several personalities. This poise is also shown in fast routes and does not vary at a high speed. Volkswagen has made a great job on the set up of this Passat and the MQB platform, without a doubt.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-13-mdmwhile consumption is superior to a Passat 1.6 TDI or even 2.0 TDI 150 CV – remain reasonable. I have registered an average of 6.1 l/100 km on a route Madrid-Asturias motorway, while scrupulously respecting the speed limits. In city it is complicated to lose the 10 l/100 km, very careful that we are his commanders. Only the Volkswagen Passat with engine 2.0 TSI 280 HP is faster than this super diesel, change of consumption habits that are real that almost double the 2.0 TDI BiT of 240 HP.

Wide technological endowment

The technological endowment of the Volkswagen Passat has hardly any rivals in its segment. The amount of assistance is overwhelming.

Today, the technology is essential, and the Volkswagen Passat is flying the flag of progress digital to overtake his rivals. In addition to the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and the suspension is adaptive, this test unit had a Head-Up Display, a adaptive cruise control and parking system piloted with vision cameras edge. But without a doubt, two technologies are the ones that more have impressed me. The first is called Lane Assist, and it is more than a lane-keeping assistants.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-43-mdmIs practically a mode driving a semi-autonomous. While we need to have the hands on the steering wheel, guiding the car through the center of the lane, even being effective in curves quite closed. I liked your effectiveness in combination with adaptive cruise control, even though I felt that the car was arrebatarme control at all times. This technology goes hand in hand with the Emergency Assist. Imagine for a moment that you suffer a fainting behind the wheel of your Volkswagen Passat.

The assistant Traffic Jam Assist is self-employed below 60 km/h, piloting the car for us.

The drive detects in the first place that does not move the steering wheel and emits an audible warning. If we continue to react to the car to tap the brakes to wake you up, and if we continue to react comes to a stop in full with warnings turned on to avoid an out-of-way. Another technology to consider is the Traffic Jam Assist, to pilot the car for us in traffic jams, at speeds less than 60 km/h. Take control of the direction, accelerates and slows down by itself. The future has arrived at the saloon a generalist.

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The Passat is a great car… and the greatness is paid face

I said saloon generalist for being the segment where the Volkswagen Passat has played traditionally. But what is certain is that this version Biturbo, many of their technologies and their prices suggest positioning the edge of the premium. The car that we tested has a price that starts at 46.440 euros. You may not be eligible for the Plan PIVE for its price, and although it is very fitted, specify it at the level of the unit tests takes us above the € 50,000, and not just by a hair.

what Is the Volkswagen Passat a great car? Of course, but the greatness is paid face. It is an interesting version that we have tested, but many customers may opt for a 2.0 TDI Sport 150 HP, equally capable in most situations, without the added cost of an engine pointer, the all-wheel-drive and a box DSG of the latest generation. Is a whopping of 11.000 euro more affordable with a manual gearbox. With the full finished Advance, Volkswagen has a Passat variant Advance 1.6 TDI 120 HP on sale for 25.400 euros.

volkswagen-passat-prueba-4-mdm main rivals lack of versions of halo are so powerful and unique, but stand out by a quality-price ratio hard to beat at around 25,000€-30.000€. Cars like the Opel Insignia, Ford Mondeo or the Peugeot 508 are rivals more than worthy.