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Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.5 TDi 4Motion Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.5 TDi 4Motion Automatic

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), 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, 371.0 N·m / 273.6 lb·ft / 273.6 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 223 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed, consumption 7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelPassat Variant 2.5 TDi 4Motion AutomaticIssued 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)450 l / 15.89 cu ft / 15.89 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) weight1583 kg / 3490 lb / 3490 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity567 kg / 1250 lb / 1250 lb
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight2150 kg / 4740 lb / 4740 lb
Track frontTowing weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 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 cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore78.3 mm / 3.08 in / 3.08 in
FueldieselStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.03 cm3/cylinder / 25.388 cu in/cylinder / 25.388 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp at
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque371.0 N·m / 273.6 lb·ft / 273.6 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.8 kW / 70.8 hp / 70.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.9 kW/l / 1.162 bhp/cu in / 1.162 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque148.6 N·m/l / 1.30 lb·ft/cu in / 1.30 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed223 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio113.7 kW/ton / 86.1 bhp/ton / 86.1 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)7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions149 g/km / 240 g/mi / 240 g/mi
  Range785 km / 488 mi / 488 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 2.5 TDi 4Motion Automatic

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