2012 Volkswagen Passat rendered

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by jebbinksy, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. #1 jebbinksy, Mar 25, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016

    Volkswagen's next-generation Passat is expected to up the stakes against Germany’s luxury carmakers, with the car’s designers hoping it will be mentioned in the same breath as the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes Benz C-Class and Audi A4.

    Under the hood, a replacement for the VR6 engine will be in place, putting out close to 300hp (224kW) from a displacement of 3.0L. To improve mileage and maintain power, the new engine will also be using direct injection, while the rest of the powertrain lineup is expected to benefit from some form of forced induction as well. Other models will include a new hybrid as well as a high-performance diesel with AWD.

    To give the Passat some much needed panache, VW will be pulling out all the stops to make the next-generation a technological showcase, with features that should have the traditional German manufacturers feeling a little worried.

    Expected to debut in late 2011 as a 2012 model, the next-generation Passat is tipped to feature a host of new technologies, including airless tires, a wiperless window cleaning system, and an advanced user interface. There may also be an electronic stability system with a feature that automatically offers counter-steering assistance in adverse driving conditions.

    One year after the launch of the Passat sedan will be the station wagon. This will be followed closely by a new high-performance model to replace the current R36.
  2. are you retarded or what? why the hell are you lazy? and how many times do we have to tell you how to make a proper thread?

    1) copy and paste the text
    2) post the pics
    3) STFU
  3. "New Passat will be positioned more upmarket in order to compete with the likes of BMW�s 3-Series and the Audi A4"

    why would they want to compete with the A4?
  4. the Passat always was a competitor to the Audi A4, it is spacier and even a bit more comfortable but not as prestigeous
  6. post the #$%#ing pictures, you #$%#ing homo
  7. he's probably referring to the fact that they're both VAG products... why compete with yourself?
  8. Ah, a topic about renders without posting the renders. This fails hard.
  9. delete thread please.
  10. yes, and now they want to move it even further upmarket. Isnt that what the CC is for anyway? Im really confused as to what theyre trying to do now.

    I say move the Passat down market a bit and have people who would normally buy a jetta reach for Passats.
  11. needs to be RWD.

    I've always liked the Passat but it's damn expensive.
  12. if they want to compete with BMW,mercedes etc they gonna have to improve that design first
  14. post the #$%#ing pictures, you #$%#ing homo
  15. More like 2012 Volkswagen Passat rear-ended, amirite?

    Its like a disgusting Civic-LaCrosse love child.
  17. I like it. A CC with more room, power and options...pretty much.
  18. here's the thing that gets me.

    the CC should have been the Audi/BMW/Mercedes killer.
  19. why would you want to compete with the A4

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