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2017 Passat Alltrack 2.0 BiTDI 240 HP Acceleration Test

This car is probably the wet dream of some German car fanatic out there because it comes with everything that Volkswagen is known for. It's a Passat, which in some Eastern European countries is like a gift from God, plus it has off-road capabilities and the most powerful 2-liter diesel engine currently in production.
2017 Passat Alltrack 2.0 BiTDI 240 HP Acceleration Test 21 photos
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We honestly don't know what the future holds for the bi-turbo TDI because it hasn't been selling amazingly well. Volkswagen owners don't want to pay more for more power they don't need - go figure.

However, we doubt anybody would refure one of these if they got it for free. The off-road credentials of the Passat Alltrack have never been under investigation, but people want the chunky look of a crossover, not the actual capabilities.

So you could think of the Passat Alltrack BiTDI as the ultimate Volkswagen Gran Turismo car, with soft suspension that can even cope with unpaved roads and all-wheel drive that will get you where you want... to ski.

As for the engine, well it's the same one we drive-tested recently in the sedan. Thanks to a second turbo the size of a cat, 240 PS and 500 Nm of torque are squeezed from the 2-liter block. With DSG and 4Motion, the Alltrack is able to rocket to 100 km/h in 6 seconds, as this independent test from Automann shows. Unless we're mistaken, that's a little faster than officially claimed.

Of course, if you buy a car like this, you're kind of a weirdo. Your friends will constantly ask "why didn't you get a BMW X3" when you tell them the Passat cost more than €47,250. And if it's a wagon you're after, there's always the A4 allroad quattro, built by the people who specialize in this kind of stuff.

The cheapest Passat Alltrack starts at €38,550 and offers a 2-liter TDI rated at 150 PS. We think the pick of the range is the more powerful 2-liter TDI, making 190 PS and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.

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