2014 VW Passat will target the Mercedes C-Class

11/04/2012 - 07:54 | ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

The existing VW Passat is a seventh generation model that is due for an update in about two years. AutoBild.de brings us a slew of information on the 2014 VW Passat:

  • The new VW Passat will be based on the MQB architecture
  • It will adopt styling cues from the VW Cross Coupe concept
  • It will sit on a wider track thus liberating more interior space

2014 Volkswagen Passat AutoBild rendering2014 Volkswagen Passat rear profile AutoBild rendering

  • The new Passat is expect to shed 75kg from its overall weight
  • VW is going to pitch it against the Mercedes C Class in terms of features and target audience
  • VW also plans to keep the different body styles such as Sedan, Estate and CC for the new Passat
  • The CC version will be prepped to take on the upcoming BMW 4 Series coupe
  • A convertible version with a metal folding roof is also a possibility
  • 1.4 -, 1.8 - and 2.0-liter TSI engines will be plonked with power ranging from 130 hp to 250 hp
  • A 2.0 TDI with a new bi-turbo TDI will appear in the list of oil burners with power ranging from 170 hp to 200 hp
  • Hybrid and Electric drive-lines are also in the pipeline

Stay tuned as we search for more updates on the upcoming VW Passat.

[Source: AutoBild.de]

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