The all-new 2017 Volkswagen Passat B8 is officially sold here in three variants - 1.8 TSI Trendline, 1.8 TSI Comfortline and 2.0 TSI Highline priced from RM159,990 to RM198,990. The German sedan competes in the crowded D-segment with the likes of Nissan Teana, Ford Mondeo, Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6 Sedan, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Kia Optima.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) offers two turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines for the all-new Passat. The entry level 1.8-litre mill churns out 180hp and 250Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre TSI unit is good for 220hp and 350Nm.
Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dry dual-clutch automatic transmission in the 1.8-litre variants, while the range topping engine is paired to a wet-type six-speed DQ250 automatic gearbox, tempered by Dynamic Chassis Control and XDS+. According to VPCM, the fuel consumption rating for the 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI powertrains are 5.7- and 6.2-litres per 100km respectively.
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