2012 VW Passat first spy shots

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by jebbinksy, May 13, 2009.

  1. #1 jebbinksy, May 13, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    http://www.motorauthority.com/spy-shots-2012-volkswagen-passat.html


    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.

    These are the first spy shots of a test-mule for the new car, revealing a longer and wider platform. Clear giveaways on this test-mule, hidden beneath the sheet metal of the current model, are the extended wheel arches and a stretched B-pillar

    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. Your stubborn refusal to follow forum behavior about proper article posting should be grounds for banning.
     
  3. Oh look, a picture thread without pictures.

    #$%# YOU jebbinksy!
     
  4. The more you guys freak out the more he's going to remain obstinate.
     
  5. You're right! He is never going to get laid if we just freak out like this all of the time, he needs to have self confidence and we're ruining it.
     
  6. post the pics or gtfo
     
  7. jebbinsky, why don't you ever learn? Seriously
     
  8. Just ban him already
     

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