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Volkswagen Expanding Drive Systems for Passat With New PHEVs, Diesel

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Volkswagen is significantly expanding the range of drive systems that are available for the new Passat: pre-sales of two new plug-in hybrid drives in Europe are now starting.

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The eHybrid models have outputs of 150 kW (204 PS) and 200 kW (272 PS). Electric ranges are up to 120 km (75 miles). Two further turbodiesel (TDI) versions are also being launched: the Passat TDI with 90 kW (122 PS) will be the entry-level version in future. The most powerful TDI engine in the Passat will now deliver 142 kW (193 PS) and is coupled to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

The new Passat has already been available for configuration with a mild hybrid drive (eTSI) and a TDI with 110 kW (150 PS) since autumn last year.

Plug-in hybrid drive with 150 kW and 200 kW. An 85 kW electric motor is combined with a 110 kW (150 PS) or 130 kW (177 PS) high-tech turbocharged gasoline engine (1.5 TSI evo2). The 19.7 kWh battery supports a charging capacity of 11 kW at an AC wall box and up to 50 kW at DC quick-charging stations.

The Passat eHybrid with 150 kW (204 PS) system power (350 N·m system torque) can be configured at prices from €50,320 and in the Passat, Business and Elegance equipment lines. The 200 kW (272 PS) version has a system torque of 400 N·m, starts at €62,470 and can be ordered together with the Elegance and R-Line specifications.

TDI with 90 kW. The new Passat TDI with 90 kW (122 PS) is one of the most economical estate models in the mid-sized class. With a maximum torque of 320 N·m, even the smallest turbodiesel engine in the Passat range offers superior power delivery. The Passat can be ordered with this drive system at prices from €41,745; the 90 kW TDI is offered for the Passat and Business equipment lines.

Source from Green Car Congress

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