Volkswagen announced details and pricing of the latest BlueMotion Passat, based on the seventh-generation model, for the British market.
The Passat BlueMotion has a modified version of Volkswagen’s efficient 1.6-litre common rail TDI engine developing 105 PS, coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. This eco-minded sedan features a number of fuel saving technologies that make it capable of 68.9 mpg for the saloon and 65.7 mpg for the Estate, while CO2 emissions of 109 g/km for the Passat, and 113 g/km for the Passat Estate.
Here’s the eco features of the car to give you a clearer view of how serious it is about its business:
“In addition to the Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems which already feature on the BlueMotion Technology models, the latest addition to the BlueMotion range includes further modifications to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. These include low rolling resistance tyres, suspension lowered by 15 mm at the front and 7.5 mm at the rear, plus a revised radiator grille and underbody panel to minimise drag. The saloon is also fitted with a compact rear spoiler.Lightweight and aerodynamic 16-inch steel rims are fitted as standard, while exclusive 17-inch ‘Buenos Aires’ alloy wheels are also available as an option.”
Being n eco car does not mean they’ve skimped on equipments. BlueMotion Passat comes with curtain airbags, ESP, ‘Climatic’ air conditioning, electric windows, electronic parking brake, RCD 310 radio / CD player and Multi Device Interface (MDI) with iPod connectivity. Items such as the fatigue detection system with cruise control, Park Assist II and High Beam Assist are also available as options.
As for the price, it starts at £19,875 for the saloon and rise to £21,180 for the Estate. The car can be ordered now, with first examples arriving in showrooms towards the end of July. VW Passat BlueMotion also comes with free servicing for three years or 30,000 miles.