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Brand New 67 Plate Volkswagen Passat2.0 TDI GT 4dr [Panoramic Roof]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Door/boot open warning lightDriver alert system
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarmInformation display
Low washer fluid warning lightMulti function display colour screen
Multifunction computerProgressive power assisted steering
Remote boot releaseRemote fuel flap release
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Speed sensitive power steeringWarning 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 lightsBody 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 intakeComing/leaving home lighting function
Electric front windowsElectric panoramic sunroof with sunblind
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lights with static cornering functionHeadlight range control
Heated rear windowHeated windscreen washer jets
Rain sensorWindscreen 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
Driver's cushion tilt adjustEntry lights on doors
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
Front centre armrest with 12v socketFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front comfort seatsFront cupholders x2 with covers
Front door pocket bottle holdersHeated front seats
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

Ambient lighting pack - PassatMirror 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

Wheels

Full size alloy spare wheel
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)112Standard 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)65.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)58.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGT [Pan sunroof]
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?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel StyleOXFORDWheel 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

The eighth generation Volkswagen Passat range dials up the finesse and has broadened its range in recent times with the addition of petrol power. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Passat is a strong proposition in its eighth generation form. Spacious and stylish with a range of economical diesel and now also petrol engines, the Passat builds in a host of high-tech features but still majors on ride quality and cabin refinement.

Background

As much as we like to think that the automotive world revolves around this sceptred isle, the truth is somewhat different. Here, we hold up the BMW 3 Series as the paragon of success in building sales volumes on the back of premium build quality, but in global terms the 3 Series is a bit-part player compared to Volkswagen's Passat. How successful is the Passat? You might want to sit down for this one. It sells more than the entire product line-ups of BMW or Audi; fully 1.1 million cars a year, with China and the US the biggest recipients. It's a car that plays a very deft hand, bridging the gap between the mainstream and premium marques while delivering comfort and value that's often market-leading. It's why the Passat is now Volkswagen's most successful nameplate and the reason why Wolfsburg couldn't afford to get generation eight wrong. They haven't.

Driving Experience

This is the section where we normally muse about power outputs, steering feel and how a car handles, but none of that is really that germane to a discussion on the Passat. Here, it's all about refinement and ride quality. Not a lot else matters. With that in mind, we were quite surprised to find Dynamic Chassis Control (a function that alters the steering weighting, the sharpness of the throttle response and the firmness of the suspension) on the options list. It seems a bit 'evo magazine' for the Passat. The manual gearbox has evolved into something Volkswagen is rightly proud of, although a DSG twin-clutch still seems a more natural fit for the Passat. As ever, the 17-inch wheel and tyre set will offer better ride comfort than the stiffer-sidewalled 18-inch rubber. Big sales depend on the 2.0-litre 150PS diesel engine and it's a unit that's respectably refined, doing its best work between 2,250 and 3,500rpm with precious little in the way of vibration or diesel rumble entering the cabin. The 1.6-litre 120PS diesel isn't quite so impressive, but graduate further up the range and you'll find a 190PS 2.0 TDI and the range-topping all-wheel drive biturbo 2.0-litre, good for a hefty 240PS. Mindful of the upsurge in petrol model sales in recent times, Volkswagen has also introduced four conventional petrol units to the line-up - a 1.4-litre unit in 125 and 150PS guises, plus a 180PS 1.8 and a 220PS 2.0-litre unit. There's even a GTE plug-in petrol/electric hybrid model offered. If you need some modicom of off road capability, then you might want to consider the 'Alltrack' estate version, which mates the 150PS and 190PS 2.0 TDI engines with a higher ride height and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Design and Build

The difficulty in attracting buyers away from the likes of BMW and Audi is that you need your product to offer all the attractions of a BMW and Audi but at a more competitive price. That includes looking as expensive as these brands, which is something the Passat has often struggled to achieve. Not any more. At least not from the outside, where the MK8 model Passat looks sleek, chiselled and polished, with head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. In fact, the current car is a touch shorter but both lower and wider than its predecessor and with 79mm more built into the wheelbase, there's more space in the cabin. The dashboard is a good deal more setsquare than was the case with previous generation Passats, although Volkswagen would probably call it 'architectural'. It 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

Prices start at just under £22,000 for the 125PS 1.4 TSI petrol model in S trim, with the DSG 'box adding another £1,600. The 125PS diesel opens at just over £23,000 with a six-speed manual. You'll need to ascend to the GT trim level to get your mitts on the 190PS diesel engine, and that'll set you back around £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 shifter. Alternatively you van pay another £1,000 for R-Line specification and a seven rather than six-speed box. Estates tack another £1,500 onto the asking price of the four-door cars. The range runs through S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line trims and feature equipments such as a Post-Collision Braking System and mis-fuelling prevention on all models, Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats and front and rear parking sensors on SE and above; and Discover Navigation on the SE Business 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. A BlueMotion eco version and an Alltrack estate with 4WD are also being imported, as is a GTE Plug-in Hybrid version.

Cost of Ownership

For all the talk of premium quality and engine refinement, the Passat is a car that absolutely has to nail the right numbers when it comes to efficiency, largely because it still relies on company buyers for a significant slug of sales. If a fleet manager thinks the company's better off putting you in a Hyundai i40, you're going to have to get used to Korean. Making a strong business case has been the Passat's bread and butter and this model shouldn't be any different. The most frugal variant you can choose is the fully-fledged BlueMotion version of the base 1.6-litre TDI diesel. Go for this variant rather than the standard model and your combined cycle fuel economy will improve from 70.6mpg to 76.3. And your CO2 return will improved from 106g/km to 95g/km. There's no reduction with the estate bodystyle. Opt for the 2.0-litre TDI variant, as many will and the figures suggest you'll get 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 116g/km. As for the petrol models, well the 1.4 TSI 125PS variant manages 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and 126g/km of CO2. The 150PS version of this engine uses cylinder-on-demand technology to improve these figures to 54.3mpg and 120g/km. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in hybrid version, which can record CO2 emissions of just 39g/km. Residuals will be higher than they would be with a comparable Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Insignia, so take that into account when making your overall running cost comparisons.

Summary

The formula for the success of the Passat is one that Volkswagen has very carefully tweaked and perfected over the last 42 years, but it's really been since the launch of the 1996 fifth-generation car that the Passat has found its niche. This current car offers more finesse, higher tech options, some eminently sensible financial propositions as well as a real cracker of a flagship to act as the halo product. Would you buy one over a 3 Series or an Audi A4 though? A few years ago, the answer would only have been positive if you needed to haul a serious load of photocopier spares or, if you were a private buyer, you were on the leisurely side of the retirement threshold. These days, the Passat is a more aspirational item and there's a certain cool about it that stems from not being seen to be trying too hard. We like that. Volkswagen does too if orders are anything to go by.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
90%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%
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Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Monthly payment£269
Deposit£1928.13
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.82%
Cash price£21,495
Credit amount£19,566.87
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,125
Total amount payable£24,975.13
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
APRFixed 5.8% APR representative

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