2015 Volkswagen Passat Gets New Petrol Engines in Germany: 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI

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At the end of October last year, we discovered that two new engines for the 2015 Passat had been added by Volkswagen Romania to their configurator, but not by the Germans. After reaching out to the company, we learned that production would only start a few months later and those were preliminary numbers to inform potential buyers.
Those two engines were a 1.8 TSI and a 2.0 TSI, both belonging to the latest engine families and offering BlueMotion fuel saving technologies. Those engines have finally been made available today in Germany and we have all the info.

The 1.8 TSI is available only in combination with a 7-speed DSG gearbox and costs €34,225. That's relatively cheap, considering it packs 180 PS and yet still manages to return 5.7 l/100 km on the combined cycle. Performance isn't bad at all, with 0 to 100 km/h taking 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 232 km/h.

The 1.8 turbo is actually cheaper to buy and much faster than a 2.0 TDI with 150 PS and a DSG gearbox, though not as economical.

If you want more power, there's also a 220 PS 2.0 TSI available with a standard 6-speed DSG gearbox from €37,425 in Germany. This motor has been stolen from the Golf GTI, so it's not surprising that in the Passat it will do 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and push the car to 246 km/h.

What's interesting is that there's also a de-tuned version that we've never heard about before. It's still turbocharged, but it only makes 150 horsepower, like a 1.4 TSI. The motor has been paired with a 6-speed manual and standard 4Motion all-wheel drive, yet delivers about 15% better fuel consumption.

To find out more about these new engines and compare them to the rest of the range, check out the German configurator.
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