Volkswagen reveals Passat BlueMotion concept

Volkswagen will be showing at next week’s NAIAS automotive show in Detroit the Passat BlueMotion concept which serves as a preview for a very possible production model due in the United States later this year.

The vehicle is wearing an attractive Reef Blue Metallic exterior paint scheme and has received a different front grille together with a rear spoiler lip.

For the cabin it adopts a two-tone arrangement with leather-covered seats, a carbon fiber-like trim and glossy black accents.

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At its heart is a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline turbocharged engine delivering 150 bhp and a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft sent to the front axle through a DSG transmission. The power unit benefits from a start & stop system, direct injection as well as an Active Cylinder Management system which at low speeds will turn off two of the cylinders to boost fuel economy.
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Thanks to these modifications, Volkswagen says the Passat BlueMotion concept can return 42 mpg US (50.4 mpg UK or 5.6 liters / 100 km) on the highway.

Source: Volkswagen

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