4-Door Coupe Version of VW Passat Keep Only CC Badges


At the international North American auto show in early 2008, the German company Volkswagen pleased the world public with a model called the Passat CC (“Comfort Coupe”) – a new “four-door coupe” with sporty body contours, a German sound interior and driver character. In the same year, the car began to master the world’s leading markets

In November 2011, on the catwalks of the auto show in Los Angeles, an updated version of the four-door debuted, which gained independence, losing the word “Passat” in the title. But this revision was not limited to – the car received a more solid appearance, acquired an improved interior, expanded its arsenal with new options and received small technical metamorphosis.

Passat Coupe

The appearance of the Volkswagen Passat CC successfully combines the solidity of the “business” sedan and the elegance of the coupe – the car looks exceptionally beautiful. The most intriguing view of a four-door to the profile is due to deliberately dynamic and graceful body contours with a long bonnet, a smoothly falling roof and a sloped trunk. But from other angles, the “German” demonstrates a more calm and strict outlines – moderately presentable front with bi-xenon optics and a massive radiator grille and stocky forage with stylish lanterns and a relief bumper.

German conservatism

Inside the Volkswagen Passat CC looks stylish and German soundly and impresses with excellent quality materials (nice plastics, aluminum inserts, good fabric and genuine leather) and a high level of assembly. From the point of view of design and ergonomics, the interior of the four-door is thought out to the smallest detail – a comfortable multifunction steering wheel with optimal dimensions, a concise and informative “shield” for devices, a “terse” but attractive center console with an analog clock, a multimedia system unit and a climate control panel.

The front passengers in the Volkswagen Passat CC enjoy tight seats with pronounced lateral support for the hips and torso, extensive options for settings and heating (optionally also with ventilation and electric drive). “Galerka” is a two-seater by default, and for a surcharge a triple rear sofa is installed (but in any case a sloping roof presses on the heads of tall passengers, although in other directions of free space with prosperity).

All turbo

Under the hood of the initial versions of the trehobemnik there is a row-mounted 1.8-liter “quartet” with direct fuel supply, 16-valve timing, turbocharger and phase shifters at the inlet and outlet, developing 152 “mares” at 5000-6200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1500 -4200 rpm. Assist it with a 6-speed “mechanics” or a 7-band “robot” (to choose) that direct the potential to the wheels of the front axle. Until the first “hundred” such a car rushes for 8.5-8.6 seconds, maximally accumulates 222 km / h and “drinks” at least 7.3-7.4 liters in combined conditions. Intermediate versions of the Passat SS are equipped with a four-cylinder engine for 2.0 liters with a vertical layout, a 16-valve timing chain with a drive, turbocharging and direct power supply, the output of which is accommodated in 210 “horses” at 5300-6200 rpm and 290 Nm peak thrust at 1700-5000 rpm.

With the 7-speed DSG and front-wheel drive transmission, it allows a four-door after 7.8 seconds to conquer 100 km / h, stop speeding only after reaching 240 km / h and spend 7.8 liters of gasoline in a mixed mode. “Top” versions of the Volkswagen Passat CC “flaunt” a V-shaped six-cylinder engine with a volume of 3.6 liters with an aluminum block, a 24-valve timing and direct injection technology, generating 300 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 350 Nm of limit capacities at 2400-5300 rpm / Minute.

It combines a “robot” of six ranges and 4Motion all-wheel drive system based on the Haldex coupling with the distribution of tractive effort between the four wheels. From the place to the first “hundred” such a car breaks down in 5.5 seconds and rests at 250 km / h, and “eats” about 9.3 liters in the cycle “city / highway”.

Editor's rating
4.8 overall
  • Safety4.9
  • Performance4.4
  • Design4.8
  • Features5
  • Fuel economy4.9

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