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66 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI R Line 4dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Door/boot open warning lightDriver alert system
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarmLow washer fluid warning light
Multi function display colour screenMultifunction computer
Press and drive keyRemote boot release
Remote fuel flap releaseService interval indicator
Speed limiterWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

Auxiliary socket for external deviceComposition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
SD card slot 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming driver's door mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsAutomatic headlights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome fog light surround
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome side sills
Chrome side window surroundsChrome surround for air intake
Coming/leaving home lighting functionElectric folding mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
R Line body kitRain sensor
Twin Trapezoidal tailpipesWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear head restraints
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel3 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation
4 boot load lashing points60/40 split folding rear seat
Black roof liningDriver's cushion tilt adjust
Entry lights on doorsFront + rear carpet mats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming functionFront centre armrest with 12v socket
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront comfort seats
Front cupholders x2 with coversFront door pocket bottle holders
Height/reach adjust steering wheelLeather gearknob
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingRear centre armrest with cupholder and storage
Stainless steel pedalsStorage compartment in driver's door
Storage compartment in passenger's doorStorage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment in roof consoleStorage pockets in backrests of front seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsVariable boot floor

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - Passat 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS, brake assist and EBD
Automatic Post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Front passenger WOKS head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFirst aid kit
Front assist including city emergency brakingFront side airbags
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold function
Passenger airbag deactivation systemPre crash system
Rear side airbagsWarning triangle

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless StartRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Brushed aluminium interior trimChrome air vent and instrument surround
Piano black centre consoleWhite instrument dials
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)109Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)58.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesR Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %76
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed136

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/45 R18Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleMONTERREY
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1456Length4767
Wheelbase2791Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1152Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)586
Max. Loading Weight620Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked730
Minimum Kerbweight1400No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Passat

By Andy Enright

Introduction

The Volkswagen Passat is a model that needs little in the way of introduction. From lowly beginnings in 1973, the car has evolved at a seemingly glacial pace, never really getting too many ideas above its station, until it arrived at the point where it resides today. That point could probably best be categorised as a full-sized saloon or estate car that offers strong build virtues and sits somewhere between the more blue-collar contenders from Ford, Vauxhall and the like, but not quite on a par with the true premium badges of Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Sub-premium doesn't seem a particularly appealing title but if anything answers that call, it's the Passat. The model we look at here is the 'B7' version, which arrived in 2010.

History

The seventh generation Volkswagen Passat was, in many respects, something of a knee-jerk reaction from Volkswagen. The European automotive market had been plunged into turmoil by the credit crunch of 2008 and it was cars like the Passat that were really feeling the squeeze. The sixth generation car was still fairly fresh, having debuted in 2005, but sales were haemorrhaging. Volkswagen needed to do something and fast and that response was the car we look at here, the Passat B7. In many regards, it can probably be regarded as an extensive facelift and rejig rather than a model that was new from the ground up. Under the bonnet, efficiency and affordability were the watchwords, with the old 300PS R36 sports saloon variant being retired and the range instead built around a familiar set of engines, 1.4, 1.8 or 2.0-litre petrols or 1.6 or 2.0-litre TDI diesels. The star of the petrol engine line up was a downsized 1.4-litre TSI engine developing 122PS, selling alongside a 1.8-litre TSI unit with 160PS and a 2.0-litre TSI 210PS powerplant. Diesel models would account for the lion's share of sales and here customers got a 1.6-litre TDI unit producing 105PS and a 2.0-litre TDI engine available in two power outputs - 140PS and 170PS. Each of the engine ranges could be specified with a choice of manual or DSG twin-clutch sequential gearboxes. In June 2011, Volkswagen brought economy into even sharper focus with the introduction of improved BlueMotion Technology versions with 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 was also fitted with a compact rear spoiler. March 2012 saw the introduction of the rugged Passat Alltrack estate, an all-wheel drive drivetrain drawing power from either a 2.0-litre TDI 140PS diesel with a six-speed manual gearbox or a 2.0-litre TDI 170PS unit with the six-speed DSG transmission. By 2012, the 170PS 2.0 TDI unit had been uprated to 177PS and in June of that year, all Passats were fitted with DAB digital radios as standard, before in the October, new 'Highline' models replaced the original SE trim level, gaining standard sat nav in the process. Sporty 'R-Line' Passat variants debuted in May 2013, offering a sportier look and feel though adding nothing new under the bonnet. At the start of 2014, Volkswagen also introduced a couple of luxury trim levels - 'Executive' and the awfully-named 'Executive Style' - while at the same time pensioning off the Highline, Sport and R-Line trims.

What You Get

The Passat has long been an understated-looking thing, but this seventh generation model pares back the styling still further to a point where it looks coolly minimalist. For this design, the clutter was ruthlessly excised from the boxy silhouette, with the few aesthetic flourishes remaining - LED daytime running lights and a sliver of chrome on the rear bumper - being tastefully incorporated. The surprising result was that at launch, this Passat was initially seen as something of a style leader in its segment. In developing this B7 version, Volkswagen applied many of the lessons they'd learned in creating their luxury Phaeton saloon. Things like sound deadening materials built into the dash and doors and special acoustic film embedded in the front windows cocoon the cabin. Other quality touches included plusher door trims and seats, high-end fascia materials and subtle ambience lighting for a distinctly up-market feel. But despite the handsome styling and the 'too cool for school' interior, Volkswagen were keen to reassure buyers that this Passat hadn't gone all style-conscious and superficial. It was, after all, still very practical, the saloon version offering 565-litres of boot space, a figure that could be almost doubled to 1,001-litres once the rear seats were folded down. For true space though, buyers needed to look at the estate, which offered a gargantuan 1,731-litres of capacity with the rear seats dropped. What To Look For (used_look)

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Keep a look out for cars that have been flogged by corporate users and ensure that servicing has been attended to diligently. Check the car's specification carefully, as some advertisers will list the DSG box as a 'manual gearbox'. You'll also need to watch for sales staff aggressively pushing Mk6 cars, knowing that the Mk7s will be more easily snapped up. Check the tyres haven't been replaced with Chinese ditchfinders and that wear is even across the tread footprint. Also give the rims a good once over as they're very susceptible to kerbing. Also get a good look under the Alltrack models to make sure the exhaust and wheel-arch liners haven't been wrecked by over-ambitious off road antics.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2011 Passat 1.4 TSI excl. VAT) Parts aren't overly expensive with a clutch assembly setting you back around £85 and an alternator close to £115. Brake pads front and rear are about £65 and £50 respectively.

On the Road

By far the majority of B7 Passats sold in this country were powered by a 2.0-litre TDI engine, so we make no apologies for concentrating on that powerplant here. Despite becoming unquestionably cooler and more stylish, no Passat has ever really warmed the cockles of a driving enthusiast's heart. The engine that powers the BlueMotion Technology diesel model fronts up with 140PS on tap. That sounds merely adequate, but the torque figure of 320Nm is exactly equal to a potent sports saloon like, say, BMW's 330i M Sport, so accelerating onto a busy motorway isn't going to be nerve-jangling. The rest to 62mph time of 9.5 seconds undersells this Passat's true straight line muscle. Original buyers had the option of choosing manual transmission or a twin-clutch DSG automatic gearbox. Normally we'd recommend the DSG every time, but for the 2.0 TDI diesel variant we'd recommend you look at, a manual stick shift is the better option unless your driving largely takes place in cities. Refinement in this Passat is excellent, with the cabin well insulated from wind, engine and road noise, although the Sport-trim model's lower profile tyres and firmer suspension translate into a slightly busier ride.

Overall

This seventh generation Passat is an easy model to recommend. For cautious used car buyers who value reliability and low running costs but want to drive something that's a couple of notches above the average, this Volkswagen makes a strong case for itself. We'd go for a diesel engine every time as you get more choice. Plus, despite the attractions of the 1.4-litre TSI petrol unit, you'll get closer to the quoted economy figures with the diesel than you will with the petrol variant. True, there are more exciting choices you could make in the medium range Mondeo segment. Still, there's a time and a place for exciting. Getting you home on an airport run on a dark and wet M1 isn't one of them. At times like that, a Passat seems about perfect.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£299
Deposit£299
Term (months)49
Cash price£21,995
Volkswagen deposit£2000
Credit amount£19,696
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,851.54
Total amount payable£27,512.54
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
APRFixed 9.1% APR representative

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