Volkswagen expands its Passat lineup in the British market by offering the new R-Line kit as well as a new fuel-efficient 1.4 liter TSI engine. The new powertrain replaces the 1.8-litre TSI unit and develops the exact same 160 PS. As for the R-Line kit, it’s a factory-made tuning package with visual enhancements and upgraded equipment.
The Passat R-Line comes with revised front and rear bumpers and a unique grille, side skirts, rear spoiler, LED lights, and 18-inch ‘Kansas’ alloy wheels, wrapped in low-profile 235/40 tyres as well as 15mm lowered suspension. The R-Line bodykit (bumpers, side skirts and spoiler) is also available for the Passat Highline and Sport, at £900.
As for the additional equipment, the car gets all the goodies of the Passat S, in addition to Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, DAB digital radio and a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel.
Passat R-Line model line-up and pricing
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 6spd manual||144||34.4||56.5||45.6||22,470|
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 7spd DSG||142||36.7||54.3||46.3||23,970|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS BMT 6spd manual||114||54.3||74.3||65.7||22,115|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd manual||119||50.4||70.6||61.4||23,230|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd DSG||135||44.8||62.8||54.3||24,970|
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 6spd manual||144||34.4||56.5||45.6||23,880|
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 7spd DSG||144||36.2||53.3||45.6||25,385|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS BMT 6spd manual||116||53.3||70.6||64.2||23,490|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd manual||120||50.4||70.6||61.4||24,620|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd DSG||135||44.8||62.8||54.3||26,385|