• VW Passat CC - DETROIT NAIAS 2008

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    • Passat CC unifies the sedan and coupé worlds

    • First Volkswagen with lane-keeping assistant and adaptive chassis control

    • Passat CC TDI (140 PS) already satisfies Euro-5 emissions standard; average fuel consumption is just 5.8 liters

    • Passat CC TSI (160 PS) with efficient turbo engine consumes just 7.6 liters fuel per 100 kilometers and is 222 km/h fast

    • Passat CC V6 4Motion (300 PS) has new all-wheel drive, DSG and adaptive chassis control as standard equipment

    With more than 15 million cars built, the Passat and Passat Variant rank among the really big successes in automotive history. Now Volkswagen is extending the model range of this car line by adding a third dimension: the Passat CC. Its fully independent body design, an interior that has sporty individual bucket seats in the rear too, impressive powertrain systems and technological highlights worthy of the luxury class, meld together to create a unique vehicle in the Passat’s market segment. The Passat CC is an elegant sedan and a dynamic coupé simultaneously. The concept and design of this Volkswagen are defining fresh, new directions beyond the mainstream.

    Direct-injection gasoline and diesel engines with 140 PS, 160 PS and 300 PS

    • At its launch in Europe, the 4.8 meter long Volkswagen will be offered with two direct-injection gasoline engines (TSI and V6) as well as a turbo-diesel (TDI). The gasoline engines output 118 kW / 160 PS and 220 kW / 300 PS; the turbo-diesel develops 103 kW / 140 PS and already satisfies the Euro-5 emissions standard that takes effect in Fall 2009. At this power level, the Passat CC TDI consumes just 5.8 liters diesel and is 213 km/h fast. Among the most economical gasoline engines of its class, with average fuel consumption of 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers is the 222 km/h fast Passat CC TSI. The Passat CC V6 4Motion is electronically limited to 250 km/h; its average fuel consumption is 10.1 liters. Standard equipment on the top V6 model: the new generation of 4Motion full-time all-wheel drive, as well as the new adaptive chassis control system and very efficient DSG dual-clutch transmission.

    Premiere at Volkswagen: “Lane Assist” and “DCC adaptive chassis control”

    • Just as innovative as the powertrain technologies are the driver assistance systems of the Passat CC. Also being introduced for the first time on a Volkswagen are the “Lane Assist” lane-keeping system and new “DCC adaptive chassis control”. Other high-end technologies include the “Park Assist” parking assistant and “ACC automa­tic distance control” with “Front Assist” for braking distance reduction.

    Panorama vent sunroof extends from A-pillars to B-pillars

    • Furthermore, the Passat CC is putting on a whole display of fascinating fireworks with other innovative and detailed solutions. Newly developed, for example, is an electrically actuated Panorama vent sunroof. The transparent roof is 750 millimeters long and 1,120 millimeters wide. This means that it covers the entire front section up to the B pillars. In this case, the cross-beam above the windshield is also in black. The electrically powered “Panorama vent sunroof” can be pivoted upward by 40 millimeters.

    Frameless doors, climate seats, new climate control system and new instruments

    • They include small details that have tremendous impact. Such as the unique guide system for the side windows in the frameless coupé doors, which do not offer any surfaces for the wind to catch hold. Extremely effective is the climate control feature for the car’s seats (active climate seat). Until now this comfort feature was reserved for the Phaeton luxury sedan. In summer months the active climate seat provides for noticeably improved comfort on long drives. Also new is the entire climate control system (“Cli­matronic”) of the Passat CC, whose visualization is now integrated in the display of the radio and navigation systems. There is also a new layout and design of the instruments with chrome bezels. Similar to the Phaeton, instrument markings and numbers are not backlit in blue, rather they glow in a white light. Sports car like: When the ignition is started the instrument pointers all briefly peg to their maximum positions.

    New USB interface for iPod and Co.

    • Also newly developed is the “Media-In” multimedia socket. This USB interface can be used to integrate iPods and many other current MP3 and DVD players in the particular audio system installed on the Passat CC. The USB port is located in the glove box. Control is via the Passat CC’s radio or radio-navigation system. Title information is also shown in the display.

    Tires of the Passat CC “repair themselves”

    • Another prime example of perfect attention to the smallest details is the “mobility tire” from Continental being introduced for the first time on a Volkswagen; it is standard equipment in every Passat CC version. The German tire producer developed this technology, called ContiSeal, as a system that enables continued driving despite penetration by nails or screws: A protective layer on the interior surface of the tire tread area immediately seals holes caused by penetration of foreign objects. That way, no air can escape. The sealing process works for nearly any leaks caused by objects up to five millimeters in diameter. About 85 percent of typical flat tires can thereby be avoided.

    Extensive standard equipment includes climate control and 17-inch alloy wheels

    • The Passat CC – which is intentionally offered in just one luxurious equipment variant – is positioned in the premium range of mid-class cars. Its extensive standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels (“Phoenix” type) with size 235 tires, chrome accents (interior and exterior), four ergonomic sport seats (individual seating system in rear), a new three-spoke leather steering wheel design, climate control, ESP electronic stabilization program and automa­tic headlamp switching.

    Advance sales started in Western Europe; North America and Japan to follow in 2008

    • The core markets for the Passat CC are North America, Western Europe and Japan. This Volkswagen – built at the German plant in Emden – can already be ordered in most countries in Europe. Starting in the fourth quarter Volkswagen will also be introducing the Passat CC in the USA, Canada and Japan.

    Overview of technological highlights on the Passat:

    • “Lane Assist”: This active lane keeping system on the Passat CC automatically counter-steers as soon as it detects that the Passat CC could leave its lane unintentionally; a genuine gain in convenience and safety. About 14 percent of all accidents involving injuries are caused by the vehicle leaving its driving lane. “Lane Assist” can make a contribution toward reducing this accident rate. By the way, if the driver sets the turn signal to intentionally change lanes, “Lane Assist” does not intervene.

    • “DCC adaptive chassis control”: The car’s new “adaptive chassis control” system by Volkswagen combines the sportiness of a coupé with the comfort of a top luxury sedan in one car. In parallel to tuning of the suspension’s damping characteristic, the power steering system is controlled too. “Adaptive chassis control” offers the three programs “Normal”, “Sport” and “Comfort”. Decisive here is the fact that the suspension system is constantly adapting to the roadway and driving situation and therefore continually improves comfort and dynamic properties.

    • “Park Assist”: Another high-end technology is the “Park Assist” parking assistance system. It automatically guides the Passat CC into a parking space at the push of a button. The driver no longer needs to steer in this case, but instead just accelerates and brakes.

    • “ACC automatic distance control”: When “ACC” is activated, the Passat CC automatically brakes and accelerates within a speed range (0 to 210 km/h) input by the car driver beforehand. Thanks to “Front Assist”, the system can also prevent some cases of frontal collisions. In advance of certain situations, the system preventively puts the brakes in a preconditioned state, thereby functioning as a stopping distance reduction system (“AWV”). “Front Assist” also warns the driver of hazardous situations by visual and acoustic signals. Even more: If a minimum driving distance is not maintained, in extreme cases the system brakes the Passat CC to a stop (“follow-to-stop”). However, it does not relieve drivers of their responsibility and lets them intervene in the process at all times.



    All data and equipment contained in this press release apply to models offered in Germany. They may differ in other countries. All information is subject to change or correction.
    TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other companies of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and other countries.


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    Welcome to the year 2028

    What will the world of driving feel like in 20 years? This question may sound abstract, but it requires very human answers.Welcome to our vision of the driving future. Here you’ll see how Volkswagen engineers, designers and trend researchers are jointly developing breakthrough answers to the question ‘How will we drive?’.And how we innovate to keep ‚driving life‘ sustainable and rewarding,for millions of drivers worldwide. Just as we’ve always done.Now, stating a vision is good. But living it is much better.So please join and think along with us.Because the future of driving belongs to everyone.


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    01. Sunfuel®: fuel from biomass.
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    Sustainable second-generation fuels, such as SunFuel® developed by Volkswagen, have an almost entirely neutral CO2 emissions balance. The quantity of carbon dioxide produced in combustion is basically the same as the quantity of carbon dioxide that is converted into biomass
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    Taking biofuel to the next level.
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    Smaller engines, greater driving pleasure. Further optimisation of engine technology will make a
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    03. Electrical vehicles: more fun with electricity.

    Self-igniting ideas.
    A further key technology is the innovative TDI engines from Volkswagen. The aim of the further optimisation of these engines is to make combustion of the diesel fuel almost entirely emission-free by using internal engine measures such as exhaust gas recirculation and improved fuel-mixture generation.
    The best of two worlds.
    The next stage in this development is the CCS combustion process, which combines the advantages of the homogeneous fuel-mixture generation of a petrol engine and the efficient self-ignition of a diesel engine.
    The CCS engine unfolds its full potential if it is run with special fuels such as SunFuel®. However, CCS technology also produces significant reductions in consumption and emissions for traditional diesel engines.
    No emissions in the future.
    The bridging technology to the zero-emissions electric car of the future is the hybrid concept, consisting of a combustion engine and electric engine. A combustion engine runs the vehicle for long distances that cannot otherwise be covered, due to the limited storage capacity of the current batteries.
    Progressive mixing.
    In the next step, the combustion engine is used as a range extender. It does not drive the vehicle over longer distances; instead, it charges the batteries for the electric drive. The extremely low-volume and efficient engines used here can burn SunFuel® in accordance with the CCD principle and thus have a neutral emissions balance. More driving fun, thanks to environmental protection. The zero-emissions electric car of the future will be run by a high-performance battery. Power will initially be supplied by an on-board power generator, the fuel cell, in which hydrogen and oxygen react with one another and generate electrical energy. Instead of exhaust gas, these cars will only produce pure H2O, i.e. water.
    Always powered up.
    Once more efficient batteries with sufficient storage capacities have been developed, there will no longer be any need for the fuel cell. The car will then be able to draw its energy from the solar-powered outlet in the home carport. As electric engines release full power from the
    first touch on the accelerator, electric driving will also provide a dramatic increase in driving dynamics.




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