2012 VW Passat Owners Manual – There is major change for the 2012 VW Passat such as a more spacious interior, a lower price, and a newly offered turbodiesel powertrain. It offers classy European manner that is built in America. You can find a more sporting driving character and elegant styling qualities in this all-new midsize sedan. There is a new selection of engines and better appeal to American tastes.
2012 VW Passat Features
There are three different engine options offered for the new 2012 VW Passat, the 2.5L, the TDI and the 3.6L and each comes in three different trim levels, the S, the SE and the SEL. The base S model comes in 2.5L only featuring keyless entry, 16-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manual eight-way driver seat, an adjustable steering wheel, an eight-speaker sound system and audio controls mounted steering wheel. 16-inch alloy wheels, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a center armrest backseat are accessible through optional Appearance package. The SEL 2.5L gets the Fender sound system, better front seats, and an upscale navigation system.
2012 VW Passat Powertrains
Powertrain choices are plenty on the 2012 front-wheel-drive Passat. A 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine is available under the hood of the 2.5L models generating 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic are available. It could hit 9 seconds accelerating to 60 mph from zero for an automatic 2.5 Passat. It returns 32 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 26 mpg combined EPA estimated fuel economy for the manual transmission while the automatic returns 31 mpg highway, 22 city and 25 combined. A 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine for the TDI model is more efficient delivering 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed DSG automated manual is available. The 2012 VW Passat TDI can hit 8.9 second reaching to 60 mph from zero.