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Just like the pre-facelift version, the refreshed 2019 Volkswagen Passat GTE is based on the standard Passat sedan and is the second of it's kind to be powered by a plug-in hybrid system, offering over 1,000 km of total driving range.

After no less than 30 million Passat models have been produced over the span of 7 generations, the eighth iteration of the nameplate in GTE guise was unveiled in 2019.

Thanks to new hardware and software, the new Digital Cockpit has been massively improved compared to the previous Active Info Display. With much enhanced graphics and improved features, the system now offers three various display configurations can be customized using the redesigned multifunction steering wheel. Still part of the Passat lineup, the GTE plug-in hybrid has received a considerably higher all-electric range, with up to 55 kilometers being covered in the WLTP cycle, which correspond to approximately 70 kilometers in the old NEDC.

Visually, the Passat GTE is still very similar with its standard version, with minor changes to the front end consisting of a specific chrome radiator grille with a blue line, C-shaped LED daytime running lights as well as chrome bladed lower side air intakes. The interior is decorated with blue stitching and ambient lighting while the display system has been modified for integration with the hybrid drive system.

Mechanically, the GTE still gets motivated by the same a turbocharged direct injection gasoline unit mated with an electric motor offering a total of 218 horsepower. It can reach 130 kph in pure electric mode and over 220 kph in hybrid mode, where both powerplants work in tandem.

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VOLKSWAGEN Passat GTE 2019 - Present
  1 hybrid gasoline engine
  • 1.4L TSI 6AT (218 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GTE 1.4L TSI 6AT (218 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L TSI 6AT (218 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1395 cm3
Power
114.7 KW @ - RPM
156 HP @ - RPM
154 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1500-3500 RPM
250 Nm @ 1500-3500 RPM
Electrical motor power
84.6 kw (115 hp)
Total maximum power
160.3 kw (218 hp)
Total maximum torque
295 lb-ft (400 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
138 mph (222 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
188 in (4775 mm)
Width
72.1 in (1831 mm)
Height
58.4 in (1483 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.1/61.6 in (1,577/1,565 mm)
Wheelbase
109.7 in (2786 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.2 cuFT (402 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.4 ft (11.7 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3649 lbs (1655 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4894 lbs (2220 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
168 mpg US (1.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
32 g/km
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-ion
Nominal Capacity
13 kWh
Range
42.3 miles (68.1 km)
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