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Volkswagen Passat TDI Automatic

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Volkswagen Passat TDI Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 221 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed, consumption 8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2003
ModelPassat TDI AutomaticIssued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4703 mm / 185.2 in / 185.2 inTotal (curb) weight1685 kg / 3715 lb / 3715 lb
Width1746 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1462 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2702 mm / 106.4 in / 106.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1515 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1513 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.27Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.59 m2 / 6.4 sq ft / 6.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.7 kW / 19.7 hp / 19.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder4
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore78.3 mm / 3.08 in / 3.08 in
FueldieselStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplydirect diesel inj.Engine displacement2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity416.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.386 cu in/cylinder / 25.386 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.9 kW/l / 1.162 bhp/cu in / 1.162 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque148.2 N·m/l / 1.30 lb·ft/cu in / 1.30 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.98

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sTop (maximal) speed221 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio105.0 kW/ton / 79.6 bhp/ton / 79.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sFuel consumption, City (urban)12.3 l/100km / 23.0 mpg-UK / 19.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.3 l/100km / 44.8 mpg-UK / 37.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions222 g/km / 357 g/mi / 357 g/mi
  Range738 km / 459 mi / 459 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16 WTyres rear205/55 R 16 W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front312 mm / 12.3 in / 12.3 inBrake diameter rear256 mm / 10.1 in / 10.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat TDI Automatic

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