Volkswagen Planning Passat Coupe and Convertible

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

Volkswagen is planning a coupe and convertible variant of the traditional 4-door Passat sedan/ wagon. This coupe is slated to fit below the Audi A5, as well as the convertible version.

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is powered by a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine producing 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a standard transmission 5-speed manual while an optional 6-speed automatic is available. There is also a pricier 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel 4-cylinder powerplant producing 140-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. If mated to a 6-sped DSG transmission, the 2012 Passat TDI can achieve 43 mpg on the highway and have a fuel range of 800 miles. Buyers also have the choice of the powerful 3.6-liter VR6 engine that produces 280-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and is capable of 28 mpg. 2012 Passat pricing will start around $20,000.

[Source: EGM Car Tech]

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  • Jamesstizza Jamesstizza on Nov 20, 2012

    the passat! what a beautiful and adfordable auto,; the coupe is just what I have been waiting for. How long is my wait.? Currantly driving a 2012 beetle, great car with all the bells & whistles, but need a slightly larger vw. i,e, Passat COUPE

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