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VW Passat TDI

I heard rumors about VW putting out a diesel version of its Passat. If this is true, sign me up. I have been looking for the diesel version of a quality vehicle like the Passat for a long time now and hopefully it will come true. Any ideas?


  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    yes, it's about time. The last Passat had a diesel option.
  • idletaskidletask Posts: 171
    It will be interesting to see that. The Passat exists with 3 Diesel engines here: 100, 130 and 155hp.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    the most hp of course!

    or torque, I guess its diesel here...
  • krzysskrzyss Posts: 843
    it is 130 1.9 TDi (155 is V6 TDi), which is coming this fall.

  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    excellent! 5 speed avail I hope .....any mpg figures?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    5 speed yes, but only automatic.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    OH THAT MAKES no sense
  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    The 2.5L V6 TDI makes 150 bhp
  • argentargent Posts: 176
    In European trim, the 2.5L V-6 Passat diesel is rated 150 hp, with 228 lbs-ft of torque at 1500 rpm, getting 54.3 mpg on the European extra-urban fuel economy cycle and 41.5 on the European combined cycle. As a point of comparison, the SEAT Toledo (a SEAT-badged version of the Jetta/Bora sedan) with the 1.9L four-cylinder TDI engine has 110 hp, 173 lbs-ft of torque, and rates 54.3 mpg on the combined cycle.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    is that for a stick or a auto...also what are the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    04 TDI's.
    VW will be offering the following engines for '04, 1.9 Liter PD, 100 HP (New Beetle, Golf and Jetta), 2.0 Liter twin-cam, 134 HP (New Passat, with an SOP of 45/03), 5.0 Liter V10, 310 HP (New Touareg SUV, SOP week 45/03).

    All of these engines will be "45 State" legal and can't be sold in CA, MA, NY, VT, and ME which all adhere to "CA emission Standards".

    This may change because California is looking at their current (diesel) standards and may roll the back due to their impact on this issue.

    VW is working on this problem an anticipates a "50 state car" at some point.
  • I was reading in the WSJ about VW rolling out new models. Do you mean by "New Passat" an entirely redesigned model? I hope it is as nice at the current model.

    2.0L TDI? Is this a new engine? I am ecstatic about a TDI Passat.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    2004 Passat will be same body style as current with newly available 2.0L TDI engine. This is a good thing. Buying a first year entirely new model from VW is just asking for problems and the Passat will be all new in 2005 or 2006 at the latest. The TDI is a great engine and has a good reliability history, so the new 2.0 TDI in the Passat should be an excellent risk.
    The 1996 and 1997 Passat diesels still sell for a premium.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    the get really good mpg too.
  • argentargent Posts: 176
    The Passat 2.5L V-6 TDI has the following official numbers, per VW's British website.

    6-speed: 0-62 mph: 9.6s; top speed: 137 mph; 40.4 mpg (combined cycle)
    5-sp. auto: 0-62 mph: 10.7s; top speed: 133 mph; 34.9 mpg (combined cycle)

    For the 1.9L TDI PD four-cylinder, it's:

    6-speed: 0-62 mph: 10.2s; top speed: 125 mph; 47.1 mpg (combined cycle)
    5-sp. auto: 0-62 mph: 11.9s; top speed: 122 mph; 38.7 mpg (combined cycle)

    The 1.9 TDI PD is also available with a 6-speed and 4Motion (Quattro) AWD, which slows 0-62 mph acceleration to 10.5s, costs 3 mph in top speed, and 4.3 mpg in the combined cycle.

    Note that these are official VW test numbers, and acceleration times are 0-100 kph (62 mph); 0-60 mph would be a tick or two quicker.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    they oughta consider revising the gearing a bit, to drop the 0-60, and the top speed....we don't need a diesel commuter car to go 140mph on an autobahn in the US..

    40 mpg is killer tho
  • argentargent Posts: 176
    Keep in mind that diesels -- especially the modern turbodiesels -- are less about high-end power and dragstrip acceleration times, and more about torque. In normal, low-rpm driving, they're more muscular than a lot of petrol engines with more rated top-end horsepower. The 1.9 TDI PS engine, for example, may have only 130 hp, which seems anemic compared to a lot of 2-2.5L petrol engines, but it has 228 lbs-ft of torque at only 1900 rpm, which is more than many petrol engines of similar displacement EVER develop.
  • Argent is right. A turbo diesel is very well suited to the general type of driving we do here. It's all about touque and little about horsepower. I don't need a car that will run the quarter mile, but I do want the oomph to get moving smartly while getting very good milage. Diesels are the only way in my mind to get both.
  • They sold a handful of 1998 Passats with the TDI engine, you could always try finding a used one
  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391 want more torque?

    Add a chip or a tuning box (though the tuning box tends to interfere with the MFA a bit)
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