The seventh-generation Passat was unveiled at the Paris Motorshow in September, and establishes benchmarks in quality, design, economy and comfort. BlueMotion Technology will be standard on almost the entire engine line-up: brake energy VW Passat saloon and Estate
recuperation will be standard on all models, and all but two have Start Stop. The result is that the entry level 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS engine is capable of matching the economy of the outgoing BlueMotion model with combined economy of 65.7 mpg while emitting 114 g/km of CO2. In turn, the new BlueMotion model, due to go on sale in early 2011, will return 68.8 mpg and emit 109 g/km of CO2.
The interior has been subtly redesigned with a new dashboard and centre console, new decorative inlays and a new analogue clock, shared with the Phaeton. All models come with a leather
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three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and white dashboard backlighting, while a new selection of interior cloth and leather upholstery is available.
The S has standard seats in black Conté cloth upholstery; the SE has front comfort seats with Matera upholstery available in either black, desert beige or espresso. The Sport has front sport seats with Silversprint cloth upholstery. Vienna leather is optional for SE and Sport models in black, desert beige or espresso.
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