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Brand New 17 Plate Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI R Line 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 headlights with dusk sensor
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 front windows
Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblindElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Gloss black finish on B pillarHeadlight range control
Heated rear windowLED rear lights
Load sill protectionR Line body kit
Rain sensorRear wiper
Remote folding door mirrors and puddle lightsReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Silver roof railsTwin Trapezoidal tailpipes
Windscreen 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 points40/20/40 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 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 storageStainless steel pedals
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 - Passat 

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

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)113Standard 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)70.6EC Urban (mpg)56.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesR Line [Pan Sunroof]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers 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)8.9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed135

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1477Length4767
Wheelbase2791Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2070
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight640Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1430No. 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 dials up the finesse still further and looks to build on its predecessor's phenomenal success. 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 engines and an all-wheel drive 240PS flagship, 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. 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 latest Passat looks sleek, chiselled and polished, with head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. In fact, the latest car 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, although Volkswagen would probably call it 'architectural'. It 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 (up from 565) while the estate gets even more, with 650-litres available under the tonneau (up from 603).

Market and Model

Prices start at around £22,000 for the 120PS diesel in S trim, with the DSG 'box adding another £1,600. The 150PS 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 £28,000. The big banger of the range is the all-wheel drive 240PS model and this also starts at GT level, costing around £34,500 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. 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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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£299
Deposit£1698.51
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate6.03%
Cash price£23,995
Credit amount£22,296.49
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£12,105
Total amount payable£28,165.51
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
APRFixed 6% APR representative

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