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  • Volkswagen Passat (B2)

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    The Volkswagen Passat (B2) is an automobile which was produced by German manufacturer Volkswagen from 1981 to 1988. It was the second generation of the Volkswagen Passat. The platform was slightly longer than the preceding Passat (B1). As with the previous generation, it was based on the platform of the Audi 80; the corresponding B2 version of which had been already launched in 1978. In most markets, the equipment levels were renamed from L/LS/GLS to CL/GL/CD. Body configurations included hatchback, Variant (estate/wagon) a three-box saloon, which until the 1985 facelift was marketed as the Volkswagen Santana in Europe. In North America, the Passat/Santana was marketed as the Volkswagen Quantum, available in three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, and a wagon model, but the five-door hatchback was never marketed there and the three-door hatchback dropped after less than two years. The four-wheel drive Syncro version was introduced in October 1984, initially only with the more powerful 2.22-litre five-cylinder engine.

  • BlueMotion

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    radiator grille The BlueMotion BadgeBlueMotion is a tradename for certain car models from the Volkswagen Group with an emphasis on higher fuel efficiency. Volkswagen introduced the name in 2006 on the Mk4 Polo BlueMotion, and in 2007 a version based on the current Passat was released. More recently, the technology has been used in SEAT's models like the SEAT Ibiza or the SEAT León under the name 'EcoMotive, and in the Škoda Fabia and Superb, where the technology is called "GreenLine". BlueMotion versions of the Golf Mk5 and Touran were released in 2008. The name refers to Volkswagen Group's corporate colour, blue, with the word 'motion' added to denote mobility, and echoes DaimlerChrysler's BlueTec engines which are equipped with advanced NOx reducing technology for diesel-powered vehicle emissions control. The BlueMotion Polo (based on the Mk4 Polo) and Ibiza Ecomotive used a special 1.4 L three cylinder Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine which develops achieves while producing just 99 grammes of CO2 per kilometre (base model), or 102 g/km with the higher specification trim package (with air conditioning, etc.). The Ibiza was subsequently changed to the 1.

  • Volkswagen Passat

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    The Volkswagen Passat () is a large family car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen since 1973, and now in its eighth generation. It has been marketed variously as the Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat. The successive generations of the Passat carry the Volkswagen internal designations B1, B2, etc. Originally (but no longer) these designations paralleled those of the Audi 80 and A4 with which the Passat shared platforms. In 2008, Volkswagen launched Passat CC, a "four-door coupé" variant of the Passat. Volkswagen currently markets two variants of the Passat globally. In January 2011, Volkswagen announced that the new mid-size sedan (NMS) being built at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant for the North American market would be named the Passat. Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive also manufactures the Passat NMS in its Nanjing factory. The NMS is sold in the North American, South Korean, Chinese, and Middle Eastern markets. The Volkswagen Passat NMS won the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. A new Passat model entered production in Europe in 2014, based on the MQB platform.

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