Volkswagen is bringing a Performance Concept version of the Passat family sedan to this year’s Detroit Motor Show. Despite what the car’s name might imply, it is not really a high performance version – it has 250 horsepower – but compared to the standard Passat, it is definitely a more interesting prospect.
The engine powering this Performance Concept is the 1.8 liter four-cylinder TSI turbo engine we are familiar with. The EA888 unit is going to be offered in the U.S. market for the first time, where it comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The show car is also garnished with dual exhaust, 19-inch “Luxor” alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights including Advanced Front Lighting System (AFS) and LED taillights and carbon applications on its mirror caps on the outside – and carbon-look dashboard, two-color leather seating surfaces and black headliner and side pillars on the inside – to be distinguished over the standard model.
The concept car also benefits from sport lowered suspension and electro-mechanical steering system.