The new Volkswagen Passat B8 2014-2015 model year declassified in the network long before the official premiere at the Paris Motor Show in autumn 2014, but only a week before you start taking orders for the new generation of the successful model.
Already starting from July 10 of this year in Germany, you can order a new sedan Volkswagen Passat B8 as low as 25,875 euros, and the cost of the new station wagon Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant starts with 25950 euro. Closer to spring 2015 premiere and all-terrain version of the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack generation.
VW Passat legendary and renowned model, during its existence in the model range of the German manufacturer since 1973. Dispersed across countries and continents with a circulation of more than 22 million copies, only for the last 2013 sold 1.1 million. Machines seventh generation. So in order to maintain such a high bar for the new Volkswagen Passat B 8 must be head and shoulders above the competition. Try to find out what and how the new Passat with exterior and interior design, electronic assistants, technical filling and level of equipment.
Sedan and wagon Volkswagen Passat B 8 2014-2015 year are based on the new universal modular platform MQB, used in many models of mega-concern Volkswagen Group – since hatchback Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf 7, Seat Leon 3, Skoda Octavia 3 sports coupe Audi TT Coupe and ending conceptual crossover and Volkswagen Cross Blue Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe. Body Auto News is made wider than its predecessor using high-strength steel (27%), over a solid steel (17%) and became the last hot forming, ordinary steel in the structure of only 55%, suspension of light alloys and aluminum. Rigidity sedan Volkswagen Passat B8 torsion is 30,000 Nm / degree, from the versatile Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant – 25,000 Nm / degree. Depending on the engine installed new Passat B8 B7 Passat has become easier to 40-85 kg.
Interestingly, the size of the new car 8th generation in length and height become smaller compared with Passat 7th generation and here the width increased by 12 mm dimensions and a base to obtain an increase as much as 79 mm.
- External dimensions of the sedan Volkswagen Passat B8 (wagon Volkswagen Passat Variant B8) 2014-2015: 4767 mm long, 1832 mm wide, 2083 mm width including exterior mirrors, 1456 (1477) mm high, with dimensions of wheelbase to 2791 mm. Front track – 1584 mm, rear track – 1568 mm ground clearance – 145 mm clearance for Russia will increase by 20 mm to 165 mm.
Official photos and videos with images of the 8th generation Volkswagen Passat allow you to enjoy the new design of the body of the German business class. Car manhood began to look more solid, respectable and more expensive than its predecessor. The German designers did their best to maintain the exact image of rigor and concise lines inherent Passat different generations.
At the front end the dominance of horizontal lines straight: strict narrower headlights flow into the inner edges falshradiatornoy grille with three chrome-rays, straightforward and sporty bumper with air intake slots, striking aerodynamic bodywork. Perfectly flat surface of the bonnet broken only by two waves with crests of water flow down from the sides of the engine compartment lid on the courageous wheel arches.
Fitted as standard traditional lights with halogen lamps in saturated trim or as an option fully LED headlamps, which is interesting in three versions. The most affordable option static LED-dipped and main beam, 12 separately mounted LED direction indicator (yellow light) and daytime running lamps (white light).
The second is a more advanced projection LED headlamps with adaptive control and dynamic cornering lights, with the light of day meet 32LED diodes to the load 12 for turn signals. The third and most advanced version called the LED level 2 plus Dynamic Light Assist, this option controls the adaptive LED headlights and directs the light to the team of electronics with eyes as the camera tracks the situation in front of the car.
In profile, the new Passat sedan and wagon B 8 look like born to a long and sweeping shots on motorways: sloping nose cowl, sports dome roof with a strong inclination of the front and rear racks, respectable size wheelbase, high sill side windows with small size, large door openings, courageously bloated profile wheel arches can accommodate tires 235/40 R18, wasted feed sedan or wagon rear end weighty with smoothly flowing roof line.
Making stern Volkswagen Passat 8 continues to strict lines of the front and side of the body. Straightness can be traced from the tailgate to the inverted trapezoid exhaust tips integrated into the bumper plane. Everything is so right and a ruler, even boring. Refresh dull image may only marker lamps similar to the headlamps with LED filling. Two variants – a conventional LED-based with graphic effects, and expensive versions with visualization (horizontal line dimensions when braking turn into vertical lines).
Rigor and accuracy, the abundance of straight lines, precise to the millimeter placement of buttons, switches and levers, high quality materials and the highest level of detail – is the interior Volkswagen Passat B8. Shop chic, with the application for membership in the more expensive class. Due to the size of the wheelbase 2791 mm in place was more for five passengers, compared with the previous generation Passat. Increase the length of the cabin has 33 mm, width cabin in the first and second row of 1506 mm, and the size of the trunk of the sedan rose to 21 liters to 586 liters, while the wagon by 47 liters to 650 liters (with folded second-row seats can be downloaded 1780 liters).
- The length of the trunk to the backs of the second row in a sedan Passat B8 is 1194 mm, up to the first row seat backs – 2052 mm.
- Trunk wagon Passat B8 Variant to rear seat backs – 1172 mm, but the first row seat backs – 2018 mm.
From the driver’s seat of a new generation Passat offers a wonderful picture – as an option available color graphic instrument panel with a diagonal of 12.3 inches, capable by the owner to change the mode of operation and have the output image, the new multifunction steering wheel trimmed from the bottom rim, stylish center console color screen multimedia system dimension from 5 to 8 inches, orderly placement of buttons to control additional functions, and in general reference ergonomics.
As the main and auxiliary equipment new Volkswagen Passat B8 2014-2015 year will delight and amaze the variety of the offered equipment: projection Head-Up Display, Key less Access Key less Access, LED back light cabin (three color options – white, blue or amber), the detection system pedestrians with emergency braking function (Front Assist plus), system of care when towing a trailer (Trailer Assist), parking assistant (Park Assist), assistant traffic jams (Traffic Assist), a system for tracking the movement Rows, lane departure, traffic signs and physical condition of the driver, navigation, various audio systems, separate climate control, full power accessories, four cameras provide 360 degree view, Easy Close features for opening and closing of the fifth door station wagon.
Specifications of the new 8th generation Volkswagen Passat B8 2014-2015 model year indicate the presence of a fully independent suspension with McPherson struts in front and multi-link rear scheme (as an option you can order a sport suspension or chassis with adaptive shock absorbers DCC). Electric power steering with variable characteristics (database 2.75 revolutions adaptive suspension with 2.1 turns from lock to lock).