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2012 Volkswagen Passat Video

2012 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen has taken a different approach with its redesigned 2012 Passat family sedan that, so far, has the approval of our editors. The family sedan is now larger and more affordable, and it maintains the elegant, quality craftsmanship that Volkswagens are known for in the States, according to Cars.com editor Mike Hanley.

Designed in Germany and made in America, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat was developed as a larger vehicle with premium features and handling characteristics that will perfectly match it with the tastes and lifestyles of Americans. It will be built in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the world’s newest, most advanced and environmentally responsible auto assembly plant.

The new 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the largest ever, is the only midsize sedan that offers superior German engineering at an accessible price. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI – the only clean diesel option in the segment – is expected to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway, with a range of approximately 800 miles.

The all-new 2012 Volkswagen Passat offers three drivetrain options: a responsive 2.5L gasoline engine, a remarkably eco-friendly 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel and a powerful 3.6L VR6.

The 2.5L five cylinder engine (170 hp/177 lb.-ft.), which is being offered in the 2012 Volkswagen Passat for the first time, will be mated to a standard 5 speed manual transmission. As an alternative, the 2.5 multi port injection engine may be paired with a 6-speed automatic.

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