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Brand New 66 Plate Volkswagen Passat 2.0 BiTDI SCR R Line 4MOTION 4dr DSG

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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
Multifunction computerPress and drive key
Progressive power assisted steeringRemote boot release
Remote fuel flap releaseService interval indicator
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive power steering
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 headlights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome fog light surround
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome side window surrounds
Chrome surround for air intakeComing/leaving home lighting function
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
Rain sensorWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear head restraints
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel4 boot load lashing points
60/40 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 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
Storage compartment in driver's doorStorage compartment in passenger's door
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment in roof console
Storage pockets in backrests of front seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Variable boot floor 

Packs

Mirror 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

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)105Standard 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)70.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)60.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power120
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Business
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers 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)10.8Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT185
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed128

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/55 R17Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleLONDON
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1456Length4767
Wheelbase2791Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight1990
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1152Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)586
Max. Loading Weight621Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1369No. 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

Volkswagen's Passat gets let off the leash in the abundantly talented BiTDi 240 4MOTION guise. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Passat is at its most impressive in this 'all bells and whistles' BiTDi 240 4MOTION form. With a powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine sending drive to all four wheels, a big equipment list, variable drive modes and sleek styling, it's quite a proposition. 62mph arrives in 6.1 seconds, but if you're a bit lighter on the throttle, Volkswagen claims 53.3mpg.

Background

You can't tell us you haven't done it: namely trying to create an imaginary vehicle that combines all the best attributes of cars across a number of classes. Whereas for most of us, this is just something that we do in an idle moment of speculation, for Volkswagen it's something they've clearly done when faced with a clean sheet of paper and the brief to build the best Passat they could. Clearly there are limits - this is the real world - so they couldn't just raid the group's resources and decide that a Passat with a Lamborghini Aventador V12 would be solid business. Still, even while managing their compromises, Volkswagen has come up with a car that's genuinely special. It's officially called the 'Passat 2.0 BiTDi SCR BMT 4MOTION'. It's just a bit of a shame that they stumbled at the final hurdle with that clumsy name.

Driving Experience

So, what engine goes into this bucket-list Passat? You probably wouldn't want a big capacity petrol unit - Volkswagen have been there and done that before with the potent R36 and W8 variants we saw in previous generation models, cars that rather over-stretched the margins of Passat brand equity. Instead, how about a high-power, high-efficiency turbodiesel? You've got it right here. The 2.0-litre engine in question packs a pair of turbochargers to plump up peak power to a hefty 240PS, with a massive 500Nm of torque delivered from just 1,750rpm. Floor the throttle and 62mph vanishes in just 6.1 seconds, the DSG twin-clutch transmission zipping through the shifts. Keep it planted and where conditions allow, you'll see 149mph. What else would you choose? How about all-wheel drive traction? That's fitted as standard here, the 4MOTION system delivering all-weather security. To better use it, those in search of the estate version can also talk to their dealer about an 'Alltrack' version with a raised ride height and mild off-road ability. For the tarmac, there's also Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), a function that allows you to alter the steering weighting, the sharpness of the throttle response and the firmness of the suspension on the options list. Unlike some systems where you can't tell the difference between settings, the Passat offers quite a marked change in responses, the most relaxed setting being agreeably supple, while the most aggressive gives the car some attitude. It's still not what you'd call a sports saloon, but it can cover ground quickly and safely.

Design and Build

The BiTDi 240 engine is only offered in the two ritziest Passat trim levels, GT and R-Line, but there's not too much in the way of visual clues to let you know that this is the quickest Passat of the lot. Like the rest of the range, this variant's cool, neat and styled with an almost architectural attention to angles and surfacing. The front grille runs full width and the line is then taken up by headlight units that emphasise the car's width. In fact, this eighth generation design is a touch shorter but both lower and wider than before and with 79mm more built into the wheelbase, there's more space in the cabin. The dashboard is a good deal more setsquare than before 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. The boot measures an enormous 586-litres, while the estate gets even more, with 650-litres available under the tonneau.

Market and Model

Clearly a car of this size, quality, complexity and performance isn't going to be small change and the BiTDi 240 4MOTION models start at around £34,500 for the GT saloon, with the R-Line tacking on almost £1,000 extra. Estates retail at about £1,500 on top of those saloon prices. The R-Line trim is sportier, but even the GT gets heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels. The optional 12.3-inch Active Info Display is a must-have. The Passat's problem is that for around £35,000, you can get yourself an absolute gold mine of alternative talent. BMW's 330i xDrive is one choice; Audi's A4 3.0 TDI quattro is another. The latter packs 245PS and six cylinders and will prove very difficult for prospective Passat customers to look beyond. The one consolation for the Volkswagen Group is that either choice keeps the money in the family.

Cost of Ownership

One of the best things about this car is that you have the sort of pace that was once the preserve of an all-wheel drive rally replica, allied to the fuel consumption of a shopping hatch. Drive the Passat BiTDi 240 a bit more sedately - and you can, it's not one of those cars that's always on your case - and you might approach Volkswagen's claimed combined fuel economy figure of 53.3mpg. Emissions are rated at 139g/km, which is a whole banding better than the Audi 3.0-litre TDI quattro, something that's sure to interest business users. The standard seven-speed DSG auto gearbox is a key contributor to this strong emissions showing. Industry experts CAP Automotive predict extremely solid results for this eighth-generation Passat for the saloon version and while the flagship model is the car that usually gets the biggest pranging when it comes to retained values, it's certainly not going to suffer comparably when stacked up against the Audi and BMW's numbers.

Summary

The Volkswagen Passat has often been accused of being a bit underplayed. It's the car you buy if you like nice things but get a bit embarrassed about admitting as such. Indulging yourself went a bit out of style in the recession and we've still got a bit of a hang up about it. The BiTDi 240 4MOTION models are the perfect antidote. They're unashamedly overstuffed, with loads of standard equipment, a muscular engine, all-wheel drive and build quality that's beyond the call, but they're low-key enough not to go rubbing those facts in people's faces. Whereas your neighbours might start thinking you're a bit proud if you front up with an up-spec BMW, Mercedes or Audi, a Passat is always, always presentable yet discreet. Right up until that moment when you leave them for dust on the motorway on-ramp. Volkswagen might have concocted a bucket-list of ingredients to build this uber-Passat but it'll buy you some time before your neighbours start hating you.

Performance
90%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
50%

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Monthly payment£349
Deposit£4097.91
Term (months)49
Cash price£29,495
Credit amount£25,397.09
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£13,365
Total amount payable£34,224.91
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
APRFixed 6.1% APR representative

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