Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept Hints at Things to Come
The Passat Performance Concept's primary highlight is a turbocharged and direct-injected, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 250 horsepower--50 more than the current turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that Volkswagen employs in the Beetle, CC, Eos, GTI, Jetta GLI, and Tiguan. It is not a stretch to assume that the new 1.8-liter engine also develops more torque than the current 2.0-liter motor. A 6-speed automatic transmission puts the power to the Passat Performance Concept's front wheels.
Additional highlights for the Passat Performance Concept include 19-inch aluminum wheels, sport suspension, electro-mechanical steering, and a dual exhaust system. Bi-xenon headlights with an Advanced Front Lighting System and LED taillights are included, and the interior has two-tone leather seats as well as a black headliner and pillar trim. The Passat Performance Concept will also be decorated with "carbon-like touches" inside and out. That would be the conceptual part of the car.
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