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2017 (67) Volkswagen Passat2.0 TDI SE Business 4dr DSG

Manchester Vauxhall
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Door/boot open warning lightDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Low washer fluid warning lightMultifunction computer
Remote boot releaseRemote fuel flap release
Rev counter with fuel gaugeService 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 with dusk sensor
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
Gloss black finish on B pillarHeadlight range control
Heated rear windowLED rear lights
Rain sensorRemote folding door mirrors and puddle lights
Trailer stability assistWindscreen 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
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 storage compartmentFront comfort seats
Front cupholders x2 with coversFront door pocket bottle holders
Height adjustable head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Leather gearknobLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover, removable
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 seatbelt warning indicatorRear side airbags
Warning 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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)118Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)53.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Business
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 - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed135

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1476Length4767
Wheelbase2786Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2040
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1152Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)586
Max. Loading Weight614Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1426No. 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

This improved version of the MK8 Volkswagen Passat dials up the finesse still further and looks to build on its predecessor's phenomenal success. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

We tend to think of cars in either 'premium' or 'volume' terms. Here though, is one that could comfortably fit within either definition, the revised version of the eighth generation Volkswagen Passat. Though targeted at the medium range Mondeo sector, it's long had an appeal stretching beyond, up towards the premium mid-sized executive saloon segment. Global buyers like that and the result is a worldwide favourite the Wolfsburg maker simply can't afford to get wrong. Hence the smarter looks, extra technology and efficient returns of this classy contender.

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 can't afford to get generation eight wrong. Hence this revised version.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, the key news for Passat buyers is the introduction of an extensively re-worked version of this model's volume 150PS diesel engine, now badged the 2.0 TDI EVO 150PS. As before, it can be had either with 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto 'box, but now features Active Cylinder Shutdown for greater efficiency, the first time that this feature has been fitted to a Volkswagen diesel engine. Three other diesels also make the team sheet and all have to be had with DSG auto transmission; a base 1.6 TDI with 120PS, a 2.0 TDI with 190PS (which can optionally be had with 4MOTION 4WD) and a 240PS BiTDI flagship unit (only offered with 4MOTION). Diesel and 4MOTION feature as usual in the 'Alltrack' estate variant which gains a higher ride height for limited off road ability. In the petrol range, things kick off with the VW Group's familiar 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit, then there's a 2.0 TSI powerplant which has to be had with a DSG auto 'box. It's offered in front-driven form with 190PS or with 4MOTION in 272PS form. Up to a quarter of Passat sales are expected to be taken by the Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric GTE version, which mates a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with an electric motor. This derivative now uses an upgraded lithium-ion battery which now enables a longer 34-mile WLTP-rated driving range. Across the line-up, there's a new 'Travel Assist' feature which allows the car to be driven at highway speeds in partly automated mode.

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 this facelifted version of the eighth generation Passat looks sleek, chiselled and polished, with full-LED head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. Inside, cabin quality is at least the equal of what you'd find in more expensive premium brand mid-sized saloon, especially if you're able to stretch to one of the higher trim levels. The interior features a big central 8-inch 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 - there's far more space than you'd get in a 3 Series, a C-Class or an A4. The boot measures an enormous 586-litres, while the estate gets even more, with 650-litres available under the tonneau.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'SEL' and 'R-Line' - and the usual saloon and estate body styles. Prices start at around £28,000, running up to around £40,000 and there's an £1,855 premium if you want the estate. As before, there's the transmission choice of either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG auto, the self-shifter standardised further up the range. All variants are well equipped, even entry 'SE' derivatives featuring full-LED headlights. 'SEL' examples can be identified by their 17-inch 'Nivelle' alloy wheels, and also offer Vienna leather seats, the Discover Navigation system with an 8-inch colour screen and Voice Control. SEL cars also have tinted rear windows and silver roof rails for the Estate. 'R-Line' trim brings 18-inch 'Monterrey' alloy wheels, sports suspension, an R-Line exterior styling pack and Nappa leather front sport seats embroidered with the R-Line logo. There are also stainless steel pedals, 3Zone climate control and black roof lining, while keyless entry and an easy open boot also feature as standard on this top trim level. The Plug-in hybrid GTE version and the SUV-style 'Alltrack' estate variant get their own specific trim specs.

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 something Korean or Japanese, that's what you're going to get. Fortunately, this current car seems to make all the right numbers, aided by the fact that the volume 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel engine now joins the base 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol unit in offering 'Active Cylinder Shutdown'. This shuts down two of the engine's four cylinders under light-to-medium throttle loads to save fuel. The other engines look pretty efficient too. The base 1.6 TDSI 120PS diesel manages a WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel return of up to 49.6mpg and 109g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the 2.0 TDI 190PS variant, the figures are up to 49.6mpg and 117g/km. The 2.0 TDI 240PS 4 MOTION manages up to 38.2mpg and 151g/km. For the 2.0 TSI petrol 190PS, the figures are up to 37.2mpg and 143g/km. The Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric GTE can now go up to 34 miles between charges.

Summary

So, what have we here? A strong contender to be sure. This revised version of the eighth generation design, the fastest-selling Volkswagen on the planet, looks smarter than before, the interior feels upmarket and there are all sorts of super-slick systems and features that are more like those you'd expect to find in a BMW, an Audi or a Mercedes. It drives well too. Thankfully, Volkswagen hasn't tried to inject a whole load of unnecessary sportiness across the range. The Passat was always at its best as a comfortable mile muncher and the big steps forward that Volkswagen has made in refinement, comfort and economy in recent years make this car more accomplished than ever in that regard. Crucially too, it continues to combine all of this with residual values that often actually improve on those delivered by the premium brands. There are, it's true, more affordable, sharper handling choices in this class. But there are none that leave you with a nicer feeling when you wake up in the morning, pull the curtains and see one of these in your driveway. It's a feeling that's very Volkswagen. And perfectly Passat.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
90%
Space
80%
Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

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

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£219.86
Deposit£1500
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£14,998
Credit amount£13,498
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6675
Total amount payable£18,509.42
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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