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Passat The above information was effective from 1 April 2003, and is subject to change, without notice. Visit us at vw.co.za ŠVolkswagen of South Africa


Step inside. As with all luxury German sedans, the Passat has every interior creature comfort you could think of. But unlike most other cars in its class, these ones just feel different. Such as comfort seats with seat heating which are standard. Now, a cold day is welcomed, not dreaded. Now that you’re comfortable, glance down and you’ll find a redesigned central tunnel console, integrating the repositioned handbrake, storage facilities and two cup holders. A glance up reveals instrument dials framed with chrome (gold trim was never an option). It’s small details like this, that sets the Passat apart. If your hand strays to the left you’ll be caressing the gear lever, adorned in leather (1.8T Manual and 1.9 TDI), or walnut finish (2.3 V5 and 2.8 V6). And even though the seats in the V5 and V6 are upholstered in full leather together with the walnut

Does absolute power have to corrupt?

trim, you’ll never mistake the Passat for being a cigar bar on wheels. But this, of course, is just a small selection of the features But which luxury sedan is this, you ask.

that are available in the Passat because, well, we don’t feel

The sedan in question is the Volkswagen

the need to shout about them.

Passat. But what qualifies it to be a luxury You’ve reached the stage where you want to drive

German sedan you can drive without

a luxury German sedan. Otherwise you wouldn’t

having to make excuses? (Excuses like,

be reading this brochure. But before we get into

“Well, you know it does get me from

the nuts and bolts, be warned, you’re about to

A to B,” still count.)

learn about a very different luxury German sedan. It doesn’t have six wheels. It doesn’t hover

Quite simply, it’s a Volkswagen. And the

above the ground. And it doesn’t have a coffee

only “baggage” this badge brings along

machine. If you want to find out what’s different

is honesty, integrity and the sense of

about this luxury German sedan, then read on.

knowing that although you’ve “made it”,

And surprise yourself.

there’s no need to wear it on your sleeve. It’s the Passat, and it’s proof that power

Of course, if you had to drive any other luxury sedan you would, by power of association, be linked with those drivers and their preconceptions. These include: an unfounded sense of owning the road, not bothering with conventional road etiquette and generally having a “roadlier-than-thou” attitude. Are you interested in driving a new luxury German sedan without this unfortunate “baggage”?

doesn’t have to corrupt.


Is there such a thing as being too comfortable?

Probably not. Which is why the designers went to every length to ensure that the Passat would fit your body (not your ego) like a glove. Employing thousands of “sitters” of all different shapes and sizes, they calculated where to place a button so you don’t even have to think about finding it. So when you drive the Passat, you’ll never have to

Like increasing the overall length of

think, “Now where is the button to release the fuel

the car and housing the axles so

f lap?” because it’s right there in the driver’s door

as not to intrude, and cramp your

trim panel. And you’ll find most things in the Passat

style. Stretch out. Relax. Feel the

without having to think about it.

tension slowly ease away. Maybe now you won’t feel the need to vent

But besides the little things that make a big

your frustration on the next un-

difference, there’s also the big things that make

suspecting driver.

a big difference. Simply because there won’t be any. Driving when you’re relaxed and comfortable obviously does have its benefits.


Volkswagen has always played it safe.

The Passat fulfills all crash standards. Everywhere. Name a country and we’ve passed the crash test. Side airbags are standard. We’ve widened the track axles for better roadholding. We’ve reinforced the body. Due to ABS and EBD the braking system is more powerful than ever before. We’ve fitted a dynamic seatbelt system. In case of an accident a computer switches off the fuel pump and opens the central locking system. And to keep all of this safe, a third generation security system is fitted as standard.


Passat specifications

Engine Cylinders Capacity

(l/cm3)

Bore/Stroke (mm) Valves (per cylinder) Compression ratio Turbo charged

1.8T Manual

1.8T Tiptronic

1.9 TDI Manual

2.3 V5 Tiptronic

2.8 V6 4Motion Tiptronic

4

4

4

5

6

1.8/1781

1.8/1781

1.9/1896

2.3/2324

2.8/2771

81.0/86.4

81.0/86.4

79.5/95.5

81.0/90.2

82.5/86.4

5

5

2

4

5

10.0

10.0

19.0

10.8

10.1

X

X

X

-

-

Output (kW @ r/min)

110 @ 5700

110 @ 5700

96 @ 4000

125 @ 6200

142 @ 6000

Torque (Nm @ r/min)

210 @ 1750-4600

210 @ 1750-4600

310 @ 1900

220 @ 3200

280 @ 3200

6-speed manual

-

-

X

-

-

5-speed manual

X

-

-

-

-

5-speed automatic with Tiptronic system

-

X

-

X

X

Acceleration in seconds (0 - 100 km/h)

9.2

10.5

9.9

10.8

9.8

Top speed (km/h)

221

215

210

224

233

Transmission

Performance

Power marries humility. And they go on an endless honeymoon.

Fuel consumption (litres/100 km) Extra-urban (EU)

6.4

7.1

4.6

6.9

8

Saying that the Passat gives you the best of both worlds is

Urban cycle

11.4

13.5

7.7

14.9

16.3

simply not enough. You’ll get everything you expect from a

Combined (EU)

8.2

9.5

5.7

10.2

11.0

luxury German sedan with the added benefit of driving a

Running gear

Volkswagen. You’ll still get the looks at the robots. People will

Front axle: Suspension struts, 3 point wishbone, track stabilising steering roll radius

X

X

X

X

X

Anti-roll bar

X

X

X

X

X

still ask you questions about the car. And they’ll give you the smile as you drive past. But they won’t give you the kind of look that makes you want to hide behind the steering wheel. They won’t ask you

Rear axle:

questions about what it’s like to break the sound barrier. And

Coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, semi-trailing arm axle with subframe

X

X

X

X

X

when you’re driving past, they won’t use their middle fingers

Anti-roll bar

X

X

X

X

X

in an unbecoming way.

Brakes Disc brakes - front and rear

X

X

X

X

X

So, if you’re interested in taking the Passat for a test drive,

ABS (anti-lock brake system)

X

X

X

X

X

call a Volkswagen dealer. You won’t have to supply a list of

ASR (anti-slip regulator)

-

-

X

-

-

recommendations or belong to the same country club. Isn’t

EDL (electronic differential lock)

X

X

X

X

X

that refreshing?

EBD (electronic brake distribution)

X

X

X

X

X

Wheelrims/tyres

What’s more, AutoMotion, Volkswagen’s new 5-year fully

7 J x 15 “Wellington” alloy 205/60 R 15 V

X

X

X

-

-

inclusive Maintenance Plan is now a standard feature, which

7 J x 16 “Road America” alloy 205/55 R 16 W

-

-

-

X

X

means you will have 5 years or 60 000 km of very low or no

Full size spare

steel

steel

steel

X

X

maintenance costs. Plus, with AutoMotion, you will have

Dimensions/capacities

immediate access to our 24-hour roadside assistance, giving

Fuel tank (l )

62

62

62

62

62

you the complete peace of mind that comes from knowing

Luggage space (l )

475

475

475

475

400

we are always there for you.

Luggage space - seats folded (l )

800

800

800

800

725

4703

4703

4703

4703

4703

Length (mm)

But then, isn’t that what you’d expect from Volkswagen?

Width (mm)

1746

1746

1746

1746

1746

Height (mm)

1462

1462

1462

1462

1462

Wheel base (mm)

2703

2703

2703

2703

2702


1.8T Manual

1.8T Tiptronic

1.9 TDI Manual

2.3 V5 Tiptronic

2.8 V6 4Motion Tiptronic

Track - front (mm)

1515

1515

1515

1515

1515

Track - rear (mm)

1515

1515

1515

1515

1515

Dimensions/capacities (continued)

Turning circle (m) Unladen weight in kg (incl. driver)

1.8T Manual

1.8T Tiptronic

1.9 TDI Manual

2.3 V5 Tiptronic

2.8 V6 4Motion Tiptronic

Ambient temperature display

X

X

X

X

X

Blue instrument illumination

X

X

X

X

X

Interior features (continued)

11.5

11.5

11.5

11.5

11.5

Enhanced silver instrumentation dials

X

X

X

X

X

1444

1495

1480

1513

1651

Lights-on warning buzzer

X

X

X

X

X

Time delay interior light

X

X

X

X

X

Safety Dual front airbags

X

X

X

X

X

Illuminated driver and co-driver vanity mirror

X

X

X

X

X

Side airbags

X

X

X

X

X

Front and rear reading lights

X

X

X

X

X O

Pre-tensioning seatbelts

X

X

X

X

X

4-spoke Multi-Function steering wheel

O

O

O

O

Height-adjustable front seatbelts

X

X

X

X

X

3-spoke sports steering wheel

X

X

X

X

X

Child seat anchorage preparation - ISOFIX

X

X

X

X

X

Leather covered steering wheel

X

X

X

X

X

High level brake light

X

X

X

X

X

Leather gear knob and

handbrake grip

handbrake grip

Side impact bars

X

X

X

X

X

handbrake grip

X

only

X

only

only

“Puddle” lights

X

X

X

X

X

Wooden dashboard inserts#

#

#

#

X

X

Warning triangle

X

X

X

X

X

Power steering

X

X

X

X

X

Height/reach adjustable steering column

X

X

X

X

X

Windscreen washer water level indicator

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Security X

X

X

X

X

unlocking feature

X

X

X

X

X

glovebox cooling

Programmable comfort module

X

X

X

X

X

Radio/tape “Gamma” with four front and

Lockable backrest

X

X

X

X

fixed

Alarm/immobiliser Remote central locking with selective

handbrake grip

Climatronic air conditioner including

Seats

four rear speakers

X

X

X

X

X

Front loading CD Shuttle (6-disc)

O

O

O

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Height-adjustable front seats

X

X

X

X

X

Front & rear cup holders

Adjustable front head restraints (height and tilt)

X

X

X

X

X

Rear magazine pockets

X

X

X

X

X

2 Height-adjustable rear head restraints

X

X

X

-

-

Front and rear floor mats

X

X

X

X

X

3 Height-adjustable rear head restraints

-

-

-

X

X

12V power sockets located in boot and

Adjustable lumbar support in front seats

X

X

X

X

X

rear console

X

X

X

X

X

Foldable rear seats (split 60:40)

X

X

X

X

-

Satellite Navigation - High end**

O

O

O

O

O

storage facility below

X

X

X

X

X

Fully galvanised body

X

X

X

X

X

Rear centre armrest with storage facility

X

X

X

X

X

Colour coded bumpers, bumper strips(with

Sports seats in partial leather

X

X

X

-

-

chrome inserts), door handles and side mouldings

X

X

X

X

X

Luxury comfort seats in full leather

-

-

-

X

X

Electric headlight height-adjustment

X

X

X

X

X

Heated front seats

X

X

X

X

X

Electric bootlid and fuel flap release

X

X

X

X

X

Front fog lights

X

X

X

X

X

Heated windscreen washer nozzles

X

X

X

X

X

Roof mounted aerial

X

X

X

X

X

Two speed/variable intermittent wipers

X

X

X

X

X

Guarantees 3-year / 120 000 km Warranty*

X

X

X

X

X

Tinted windscreen

X

X

X

X

X

12-year Anti-corrosion Warranty

X

X

X

X

X

Tinted glass all round

X

X

X

X

X

Maintenance / Service X

Sliding front centre armrest with

Exterior features

Wiper system

Windows

Heated rear window

X

X

X

X

X

15 000 km service intervals

X

X

X

X

Electric windows all round

X

X

X

X

X

7 500 km oil service intervals

-

-

X

-

-

Electric sunroof

O

O

O

O

X

5-year/60 000 km AutoMotion Plan

X

X

X

X

X

Dual electric remote/heated

X

X

X

X

X

X = Standard, O = Optional, - = Not available.

Convex passenger’s side/aspherical driver’s side

X

X

X

X

X

*1-year Manufacturer Warranty and 2-year extended Dealer Warranty.

Colour coded mirror housings

X

X

X

X

X

#Standard if you order the beige leather trim only.

Anti-dazzle rear view mirror - manual

X

X

X

X

X

All features and options subject to change without notice.

Rear view mirrors

All vehicles are compatible with lead-free fuel.

Interior features Multi-function computer

X

X

X

X

X

Cruise control

X

X

X

X

X

**The Satellite Navigation system comes complete with a 6-disc CD-shuttle in the boot.

The above information was effective from 1 April 2003 and is subject to change.

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