2011 VW Passat Owners Manual – The 2011 VW Passat is a new mid-size sedan from the German carmaker that is not released for the U.S. market. However, it is different with the Passat released for the rest of the world. It has obvious differences with the regular Passat. It has the look of the BMW and the same wheelbase. It has more angular and substantial design. There are smaller radii on the side panel creases, the C-pillar features the shoulder line, shorter front overhang, and extended rear overhang.
2011 VW Passat Powertrain
The 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine on the BlueMotion is extremely efficient generating a 103 hp. It returns 55 mpg fuel economy. It could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 12.2-second reaching more than 100 mph of top speed. A 2.0-liter TDI is offered on top trim levels generating 168 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque mated with a 6-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. 2011 VW Passat could reach 139 mph of top speed and is surprisingly quiet inside the cabin.
There is also TDI models that boost 200 hp of power. A model with a 1.8-liter TSI gasoline engine can generate 158 hp mated to a 7-speed dry dual-clutch automatic transmission. It can hit 8.5 seconds accelerating to 62 mph from zero before reaching 137 mph of top speed. It returns 34 mpg fuel economy in the European set.
2011 VW Passat Exterior
It rides on the PQ46 platform which is the Golf underpinnings variants with a bit bigger size. This means this car is less agile than the Golf. The crash structure from CC allows for the shortened front end. The CC parts also lend their dashing side mirrors. It has slightly larger front grille, the taillights and headlights with similar look to the Phaeton. It comes with xenon bulbs headlights and LED taillights. The 2011 VW Passat for European is not only available in sedan body style but also the wagon models which have identical features with the sedan.