Debut of the All-New 2012 Passat
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Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen introduced the world to the all-new 2012 Passat. The newest member of the VW family is roomier and sleeker than ever before, and is available for the first time as a TDI® Clean Diesel! What's more, it's made right here in the U.S.A. in our state-of-the-art Chattanooga, TN plant.
Find out why the all-new Passat is worth the wait at http://blogs.vw.com/2012-passat/#vwhsignup
- looks average
- @Bogota89 a vw made in germany is more expensive. in germany we have to pay
over 30000 dollar for the basic version
- 1 : 28 It looks just like audi
- @IINawarII It is not the big Country - it is because the drivers of big
engines are like big stupid boys! Yes it is fun to drive cars with big
engines, but they consume to much gasoline - that is not good for the
enviroment of the earth and gasoline will end soon. The bigger your engine,
the smaler is the range of your childs car.
- @D2jspOFFICIAL yes at volkswagen chattanooga he is bigger than the european
- @JD12ish I always found that one intriguing - the European and Asian makers
generally tend to go for smaller 2 litre or below cars, however
traditionally that was often due to engine size taxations. The US market
cars in the mid-1970s had anti-smog equipment fitted, which often hampered
- Jetta fucking rules
- @rpblcan ehh Mercedes? don't know what u want o.ô
- audi is better, a lot better. but its the same family anyway...
- Ha ha ha! The steering wheel is off center. Sort of like they widened the
Jetta but didn't bother to move the column!
- @zionsimas socialist economies ?? u have no idea about europe.
- @goma3 Actually, by paying their taxes Americans get a lot more BANG for
their buck if you know what I mean.
- @proteanview So I was right then, it's not just a stereotype. Americans
like to burn stuff just for the sake of it (whatever happened to gluttony
being a deadly sin?). Europeans don't care as much (though there has been a
strong SUV trend in recent years) about size as we do about substance, the
looks and the presence of a car. The smoking bit is a silly stereotype. In
recent years virtually all EU countries have enforced strict smoking
prohibition and people stick to them, to my great surprise
- Did anyone else notice the drummers? lol...
- @bcuz909 SMALLER DISPLACEMENT DOESN'T EQUAL LESS POWER, that's my whole
point. In EU you can buy a VW Passat with a turbo-charged 1.8TSI (not
available in US). In US the comparable engine is a conventional 2.5MPI
(considered entry-level, expected to be most popular, no longer sold in
EU). The 2.5MPI is bigger, slower and thirstier (look at the specs I wrote
below!).Due to the substantial torque advantage the TSI pulls much better
from low revs = less noise, easier acceleration, lower consumption
- @JD12ish Hi..(again). Engines, and cars for that matter, are built down to
a price....with exceptions. Tightly designed and manufactured engines have
a life expectancy unlikely to exceed that of the host vehicle. They are
designed to match the minimum requirement; though that requirement may be
high in terms of performance and reliability. A high stress, high
performance formula1 engine must be rebuilt after 60 miles and scrapped
after 600. A truck engine may go 600,000 hard miles
- @bjoernjan I never said Americans are dumb. I've asked US people here why
they prefer big engines despite the newer TSIs being better. If you look at
the comments I got many different answers some very interesting and
sensible. Reliability was mentioned but also things that aren't reasonable
any more like smaller engines not having enough pulling power. And I never
compared a 1.0L to a V8 merely a 2.5MPI to 1.8TSI (US and EU Passat engine
choices respectively), the later is ALWAYS more efficient
- All Passats - from B5 till now are good, I just wondering why European
model is still looking like B6, but american one is completely new car
- Das Heck ist aber schon etwas geklaut vom Audi A4....dieses auslaufende,
die form der scheinwerfer.......
- @derdufteduft audi
- @JD12ish Americans might like big engines (in spite of our speed limits)
because American culture is about big things and the idea of power.
Americans 'can' have these engines because the costs of our gasoline is
substantially cheaper. Put the two together... and voila. The idea of
saving money or polluting less isn't really an American hallmark... just as
the idea of lung cancer or respiratory problems or second hand smoke w/a
child doesn't stop many Europeans from sucking on cigarettes.
- Looks dated and bulky.
- @ajkooper ok now im gana say no but this time in slow motion NO0O0o0o0o0o0o
- @goma3 What's your point? Read @chummer069's post to see why I listed the
manufacturers (I forgot Porsche!).Though the US is important, according to
statistics Germany alone trumps it as the most important market. Combined
with France, GrBritain and the rest and it's obvious socialist Europe is by
far the largest consumer of luxury automobiles. I agree with you on
taxation, though there are huge differences between EU countries. BTW Where
I live the Merc C63 AMG has a list price of 80400 euros.
- @JD12ish because theres a such long distant between the states and it's a
big country so the engines needs to be big to handle the pressure, they got
a big galant and stuff like that ..