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Volkswagen Passat W8 Automatic

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Volkswagen Passat W8 Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3999 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2001
ModelPassat W8 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) weight
Width1746 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2702 mm / 106.4 in / 106.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.19 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.7 hp / 22.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block; aluminium alloy headBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyMPFiEngine displacement3999 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity499.88 cm3/cylinder / 30.505 cu in/cylinder / 30.505 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.5 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sFuel 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions310 g/km / 499 g/mi / 499 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Multi-link, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres front225/45 R 17 WTyres rear225/45 R 17 W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front334 mm / 13.1 in / 13.1 inBrake diameter rear269 mm / 10.6 in / 10.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat W8 Automatic

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