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Volkswagen Passat 2.0 Turbo

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 Turbo

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in, 149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 280.7 N·m / 207.0 lb·ft / 207.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, consumption 9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelPassat 2.0 TurboIssued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)396 l / 13.98 cu ft / 13.98 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2718 l / 95.99 cu ft / 95.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)201 l / 7.10 cu ft / 7.10 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4790 mm / 188.6 in / 188.6 inTotal (curb) weight1350 kg / 2976 lb / 2976 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity104 kg / 229 lb / 229 lb
Wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in / 107.1 inGross (max.) weight1454 kg / 3206 lb / 3206 lb
Track frontTowing weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.30 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.92 m2 / 9.9 sq ft / 9.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.9 kW / 30.7 hp / 30.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque280.7 N·m / 207.0 lb·ft / 207.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 79.9 hp / 79.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output75.1 kW/l / 1.650 bhp/cu in / 1.650 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque141.5 N·m/l / 1.24 lb·ft/cu in / 1.24 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio150.4 kW/ton / 114.0 bhp/ton / 114.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)11.2 l/100km / 25.2 mpg-UK / 21.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.1 l/100km / 34.9 mpg-UK / 29.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions161 g/km / 259 g/mi / 259 g/mi
  Range714 km / 444 mi / 444 mi

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/55-HR16Tyres rear215/55-HR16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat 2.0 Turbo

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