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A fine package, but we'll wait for the 168bhp diesel.

Our Verdict

Volkswagen Passat 2011-2014

The VW Passat is a competent family car - but does it show any flair, and does it stand out amongst established executive saloons from BMW, Audi and Mercedes?

15 December 2005

What’s new?VW has fitted the Passat with the same FSI 197bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine used in the Golf GTi.What’s it like?The engine pulls smoothly and strongly, and revs freely, the six-speed gearbox is precise and slick and the interior matches solidity with comfort.Problem is, a 170bhp turbodiesel is on the horizon, and that promises to offer similar strengths, plus increased torque and greater fuel economy.Should I get one?This is a good package, no doubt about it, but we’d wait to try the diesel first before plumping for petrol. 

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