The 2012 Volkswagen Passat comes primarily as a replacement for the previous versions i.e. the B6 Passat sedan and station wagon. Assembled at the Chattanooga assembly plant, TN, Volkswagen brings fine german engineering to you at an affordable used price.
Key Features of the Passat
The 2012 Passat is loaded with features that it loves to show off by greeting you with automated vehicle illumination. The Volkswagen Passat is designed to be a suitable drive in any weather condition. It comes with corner fog lights that serve a dual purpose of identifying your Passat as well as to light your path. The Passat gets post modern by kissing ignition keys goodbye and introducing ignition at the push of a button or from a remote location in order to preheat the engine. The 2012 Passat also comes with Bluetooth enabled features like wireless calls and voice commands.
Design or rather redesigned Passat
The Volkswagen Passat’s 2012 edition is completely redesigned and has a dashing new look that’s simply fabulous. The Passat has an automated sun roof and power windows and features automated climate control. It sports plush leather interiors with electrically heated front seats that come in handy during the chilly weather days. The Passat boasts of the maximum rear seat legroom in its class.
It also features Fender(trademark)2122 sound systems that make listening to your iPod or to the radio an activity of sheer pleasure. The steering wheel is really smart and comes loaded with mounted controls for controlling the media and making calls, etc. the 2012 Passat is built with an LCD touchscreen that serves purpose to both- the navigation as well as the media player.
As with german engineering, the Volkswagen Passat is extremely safe. The safety system consists of:-
- Intelligent Collision Response system: This system recognizes when the car has been in a crash and immediately unlocks the doors, turns off the fuel supply to the engine and turns on the hazard lights alerting everyone around of the situation. Also the front end is designed to be as collapsible as possible to prevent the impact of the collision from reaching the driver.
- The tire pressure monitoring system keeps a constant tab on the individual tire pressures and accordingly supplies torque to the stable tires in order to maintain the car along the course.
- Electronic stability control: This system electronically monitors the car statistics for any chance of predicted skid and accordingly controls the braking as well as the power distribution among the wheels. Needless to say, the 2012 Passat comes with ABS and hill start braking assistance.
Though all of them are of the transverse front engine design, the Volkswagen Passat 2012 edition features three different engine configuration options.
The 2.0 Liter: This is the resultant of all the good karma you’ve stored in all your births for the 2 liter engine is a clean DIESEL engine. It develops 236 hp of power at 4000 rpm and generates a torque of 236 pound feet at 1500-2500 rpm. It can go from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds. Saving the best for last, the clean diesel version can deliver a fuel economy as high as 43 miles per gallon! It comes with both, automatic as well as manual, transmissions.
The 2.5 liter: It is a 5 cylinder linearly aligned cylinder configuration and generates 168 hp at 5700 rpm. It also builds up a torque of 177 pound feet at 4250 rpm and can hit 62 mph in 8.2 seconds. The fuel economy goes up to 32 miles per gallon. It comes with a 5 speed manual shift and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.6 liter: It is a V6 engine and generates 276 hp of power at 6200 rpm. It also manages to build up a torque of 258.1 pound feet at 2500-5000 rpm. It hits 62 mph in an impressive 6.5 seconds. It delivers a fuel economy of up to 28 mpg. It comes with a 6 speed direct shift gearbox automated transmission.
All in all the 2012 Volkswagen Passat truly stuns at every turn and is carefully engineered and fine tuned at one of the best production and testing plants there is, making it an indispensible option for today’s driving enthusiast!