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Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHC, 1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in, 75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed, consumption 8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelPassat Variant 1.6Issued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)495 l / 17.48 cu ft / 17.48 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2577 l / 91.01 cu ft / 91.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1600 l / 56.50 cu ft / 56.50 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4690 mm / 184.6 in / 184.6 inTotal (curb) weight1356 kg / 2989 lb / 2989 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity564 kg / 1243 lb / 1243 lb
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight1920 kg / 4233 lb / 4233 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.89 m2 / 9.6 sq ft / 9.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.2 kW / 29.7 hp / 29.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.4 mm / 3.05 in / 3.05 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity398.84 cm3/cylinder / 24.339 cu in/cylinder / 24.339 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.0 kW/l / 1.033 bhp/cu in / 1.033 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.4 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio75.2 kW/ton / 57.0 bhp/ton / 57.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions149 g/km / 240 g/mi / 240 g/mi
  Range775 km / 482 mi / 482 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6

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