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Brand New 67 Plate Volkswagen Passat1.6 TDI GT 5dr [Panoramic Roof]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Door/tailgate open warning lightsDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Information displayLow washer fluid warning light
Multifunction computerRemote fuel flap release
Remote tailgate releaseRev counter with fuel gauge
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Warning 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 coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlights with dusk sensorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome fog light surroundChrome louvres in grille
Chrome side sillsChrome side window surrounds
Chrome surround for air intakeElectric front windows
Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblindElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Fully galvanised bodyGloss black finish on B pillar
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Load sill protectionRain sensor
Rear wiperRemote folding door mirrors and puddle lights
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorSilver roof rails
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
3 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation4 boot load lashing points
40/20/40 split folding rear seatDriver's cushion tilt adjust
Entry lights on doorsFront + rear carpet mats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming functionFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front comfort seatsFront cupholders x2 with covers
Front door pocket bottle holdersHeight adjustable head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelLeather gearknob
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Rear centre armrest with cupholder and storageStorage 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 - PassatWinter pack - Passat - heated front seats

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS, brake assist and EBD
Automatic Post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Front passenger WOKS head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESP with EDL + ASR
First aid kitFront assist including city emergency braking
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold functionPassenger airbag deactivation system
Pre crash systemRear seatbelt warning indicator
Rear side airbagsTrailer stability assist
Warning triangle 

Security

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

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundWhite 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)110Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)57.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power120
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGT [Pan Sunroof]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed127

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel StyleOXFORDWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1516Length4767
Wheelbase2786Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight2060
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight650Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked740
Minimum Kerbweight1410No. 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 Estate

The latest Volkswagen Passat Estate demonstrates the genius in 'things that just work'. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Passat Estate really brings the goods in its eighth-generation guise. It's slightly shorter, but the longer wheelbase means more space for passengers and cleverer packaging ups the luggage capacity from 603 to 650-litres with all the seats in place. UK buyers get an all-diesel line-up, with a 240PS all-wheel drive flagship.

Background

Utility is a surprisingly hard sell. Yes, we tend to aspire to the sort of utility we don't actually need, which is why we hanker after sports watches that can submerge to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, Arctic-spec down jackets to withstand a snow flurry in Surrey and, yes, sports utility vehicles that could cross the Darien Gap when all we really need them for is to bump over a parking kerb outside Starbucks. Genuine utility isn't quite so aspirational. Seats that you can clean a baby's worst efforts from, room in the back for a bookcase from IKEA, metronomic reliability; it's what people need but not what draws people into showrooms looking for a dotted line to sign. That's the size of the challenge facing Volkswagen's latest Passat Estate, a car that does utility utterly brilliantly.

Driving Experience

The eighth generation Passat has sharpened up its game quite significantly and those changes are most apparent in the way the chassis and suspension combine to improve cabin refinement. The longer wheelbase has certainly helped in this regard, giving the Passat a more assured feel on the road and the stiffness of the MQB chassis lets the suspension soak up surface imperfections without having to devote resource to managing chassis flex. There's been real attention to detail in the quest for refinement. The engine is mounted on a rigid steel structure that's is claimed to further dampen vibration which, when combined with a lot of analysis of the acoustic qualities of the engine bay materials and shape, has cut engine noise significantly. Given that the Passat Estate features an all-diesel engine line up, that's something you'll really appreciate. The range opens with a 120PS 1.6-litre TDI unit, but Volkswagen believes the volume seller's going to be the 2.0-litre TDI unit with 150PS. This is offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual clutch DSG. There's a high output 190PS version of this engine offered, while at the top of the range is a 240PS 2.0-litre BiTDI engine with two turbos. If you need some modicom of off road capability, then you might want to consider the 'Alltrack' version, which mates the 150PS and 190PS 2.0 TDI engines with a higher ride height and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Alternatively, there's a petrol electric plug-in hybrid GTE version.

Design and Build

Although the wheelbase has grown by 79mm and the car looks bigger than before, the tape measure doesn't lie. This Passat Estate is actually a little shorter than before. It's lower too, although a few millimetres of extra width don't hurt. All-out carrying capacity has improved though. There's an extra 47-litres with the split/fold rear seats in place, with an impressive 650-litres on offer. Fold the seats down and that extends to a huge 1,780-litres. Big storage bins in the doors and centre console add everyday utility to the cabin. The dashboard is a good deal more angular than before, although Volkswagen would probably call it 'architectural' and now features a big central screen and a set of optional digital 'virtual' dials. The seats, as in most Volkswagens, initially feel unyielding but are supremely comfortable over longer distances. Three adults can fit in the back too. Materials quality in the cabin is markedly improved, the Passat now edging closer to premium German marques like Mercedes and BMW.

Market and Model

The estate models add another £1,500 to the prices of the saloons, so that means you'll need to find around £24,000 for the entry-level 1.6-litre TDI in S trim, with the DSG 'box adding another £1,600. You'll need a budget of around £25,000 for the 150PS diesel which offers a six-speed manual in standard form. You'll need to ascend to the GT trim level to get access to the high-power 190PS diesel engine, and that'll set you back over £29,000. The big banger of the range is the all-wheel drive 240PS model and this also starts at GT level, costing around £36,000 with the DSG shift. Alternatively you can pay another £1,000 for R-Line specification and a seven rather than six-speed 'box. The range runs through S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line trims. There's also an SUV-styled Alltrack version, plus you can talk to your dealer about a BlueMotion eco variant. Equipment runs to features such as a Post-Collision Braking System and mis-fuelling prevention on all models. Plus there's Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats and front and rear parking sensors on SE variants and above. The 'Discover Navigation' set-up is standard on the 'SE Business' trim which is aimed at fleet drivers. Heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels are standard on GT, while the range-topping R-Line adds seems to empty the rest of the options list into the car.

Cost of Ownership

The Passat Estate is a car that sells on pragmatism, so it's a critical component of its success that the running costs of the vehicle flag up all the right numbers. Remember that despite its increasingly urbane appeal, the bulk of this car's sales will still come from fleet buyers who don't give a brass tuppence about soft-touch dashboards, USB slots or how many watts the stereo has. For them it's about bills, bills, bills; residual values, fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, insurance costs, servicing overhead and so on. The Passat looks like it's getting off on the right foot. Go for the 1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion diesel model and your combined cycle fuel economy could be as high as 76.3mpg, while your CO2 return would be rated at a tax-busting 95g/km of CO2: pretty good for a large estate. Even the pokier 2.0-litre TD 150PS model manages 62.8mpg and 119g/km. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in hybrid version, which can record CO2 emissions of just 39g/km. Aggressive pricing sees the Passat square up more or less head on with tackle like the Vauxhall Insignia and engine for engine, the Passat is a good deal more economical and cleaner to boot. Pull residual values into the equation and the Passat wins hands down.

Summary

Sooner or later, you'll come to ask yourself the inevitable question about the Volkswagen Passat Estate, "Am I about to buy a boring car?" You might well ponder whether that makes you a boring person, but that association is a fallacy. If you are fundamentally boring, a Ferrari isn't going to magically endow you a Clooney-esque louche charm. Likewise, a Passat Estate, for all its undeniable utility, doesn't make you a boring person; merely one that understands what makes a great estate car. And it is a really outstanding vehicle for family buyers. Let's face it, who needs a lumbering SUV when estate cars are this good and this useful? To put the Passat Estate into that sort of perspective, consider this. To get the same interior quality and load space with all five seats in place, you'd need an SUV like a Mercedes M-Class which, incidentally, starts at almost fifty big ones. So don't ask yourself if you're being boring choosing a Passat Estate. Ask instead whether all those who buy big SUVs are being hoodwinked by slick marketing. If you've got this far, you probably know the answer to that one already.

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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£289
Deposit£1481.65
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.82%
Cash price£21,995
Credit amount£20,513.35
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,237.50
Total amount payable£25,601.15
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
Representative APR5.8%
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