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Volkswagen Passat W8

Volkswagen Passat W8

Volkswagen Passat W8

Volkswagen Passat W8 interior

Year (of specifications) 2002 - 2005
Engine W8
Transmission manual or automatic AWD
Max speed 155 mph
0-60 6.5 seconds
Horsepower 275 hp
weight -

The Volkswagen Passat W8 is one of the company's most intriguing offerings ever. During its three year lifespan the Passat W8 was only sold in limited numbers. Its discreet styling, high price, yet startling performance meant that only connoisseurs and those in the know would be putting orders in. If you ever see one on the streets give the driver a knowing nod, they deserve it.

The Passat W8 was conceived as a way to ease the public into accepting VW as a more upmarket brand - prior to the Volkswagen Phaeton's introduction. It didn't really work. But you can't blame the car!

The engine of the Volkswagen Passat W8 was an unusual beast. It was a W8 configuration, essentially made up from two narrow angle V4 engines fused together which shared a common crankshaft.

The engine produced 275 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Power was sent to all four wheels and the car could hit 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. Top speed was a truly Germanic 155 mph.

In the styling department, the Volkswagen Passat W8 didn't shout about its performance. There were a few details and special bits which marked it out though. Quad exhausts, 17 inch multispoke alloy wheels, stiffer and lower suspension, and discreet W8 badging were the most obvious exterior modifications.

The interior of the Volkswagen Passat W8 was well equipped. Features and options included; xenon headlights, an array of 8 airbags, heated seats, climate control, electric windows and mirrors, and remote central locking.

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