Mpumalanga – When we tried the Volkswagen Passat 1,8 TSI a year ago (a motor that has since been stopped), we were overwhelmed by its faultless refinement and esteem for cash. We closed, in any case, that the subsidiary to have was really the 1,4 TSI, because of its more reasonable sticker price and noteworthy utilization.

Presently, Volkswagen has added another motor to its nearby range and this time it’s the well known 2,0 TDI. This is a motor that has performed well in a large portion of Volkswagen’s items, yet how can it toll in this top notch vehicle? We made a beeline for Mpumalanga to discover…

The numbers

In the Passat, the diesel process pushes out 130 kW and 350 N.m of torque. This is conveyed to the front wheels through a six-speed double grip transmission, coming about it a 0-100 km/h time of 8,2 seconds, a top speed of 228 km/h and, above all here, an asserted fuel utilization of 5,0 L/100 km.

How can it feel in the Passat?

Generally, when you drive a diesel car, you hope to feel the plenitude of torque, particularly let down the rev-seethe. With the Passat, this is not really the situation. While it has entry to a decent measure of torque at lower revs, the conveyance feels very slow and there’s no genuine feeling of criticalness.

Having said that, the diesel factory is genuinely able. There is some slack to adapt to, which can be maddening in urban driving conditions, yet everything else is basically spot on. Mid-go quickening, for example, feels appropriately punchy.

As a consequence of this, the Passat is fairly an unwinding and created auto to drive. Everything from power conveyance to the changing of the gears is smooth. The 2,0 TDI is additionally genuinely calm in the Passat at cruising speeds, albeit some run of the mill diesel clack can be heard when you forcefully open the throttle.


Fitted with a diesel powerplant, this Passat is just about precisely what you would anticipate that it will be. It gloats amazing levels of refinement and solace, which come at a sensible cost with a respectable measure of standard pack. This Luxury trim level (which sits beneath the range-topping Executive model) brags standard elements, for example, LED headlamps, atmosphere control and “Vienna” calfskin warmed seats.

The 2,0 TDI, in any case, gets a handle on most at home on the open street, cruising over long separations at relentless rates. Along these lines, on the off chance that you spend a vast piece of your time driving in urban territories, the 1,4 TSI may well still be the best wagered…


Demonstrate: Volkswagen Passat 2,0 TDI Luxury

Cost: R493 900

Motor: 2,0-liter, four chamber, turbodiesel

Control: 130 kW @ 3 600 – 4000 r/min

Torque: 350 N.m @ 1500 – 3500 r/min

0-100 km/h: 8,2 seconds

Beat Speed: 228 km/h

Fuel Consumption: 5,0 L/100 km

CO2: 132 g/km

Transmission: Six-speed double grip programmed

Support Plan: 3 year/120 000 km Maintenance Plan

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