Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept Revealed Before 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept Revealed Before 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Days before it hits the show floor in Detroit, Volkswagen has unveiled the Passat Performance Concept, packed with a turbocharged engine and some performance enhancing goodies. 

Injecting the Passat with some adrenaline is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 250 hp and sends power through a six-speed automatic transmission.

To mate the power with performance, a lowered sport suspension has been added along with electro-mechanical steering to enhance the handling performance of the car.

For style, the Passat Performance concept gets dual exhaust, 19-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights with advanced front lighting system and LED tailights. The mirror caps get carbon applications, while inside, carbon-like inserts are found in the dashboard and on the two-tone seats, complemented by a black headliner and side pillars.

The Passat Performance Concept won’t be a concept for long with VW promising it will inspire a future “sports sedan”. As a result, the Passat line will gain a performance variant to keep it in line with the GTI and GLI versions of both the Golf and Jetta.

GALLERY: VW Passat Performance Concept


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  • Miller Mugs

    impressive numbers for a four-banger!


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