2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 – the eighth generation of the celebrated model

The new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 model year declassified on a network long before the official world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in autumn , but only for a week before you start taking orders for the new generation of the successful model. Already since July 10 this year in Germany can order the new sedan 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 at the price of 25875 euros, and the cost of the new station wagon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant starts from 25950 euros. Perhaps Moscow motorists and visitors can witness the MMAS novelty on the podium in in the late summer early autumn, well, buy a new generation of German representative of the business class in Russia will early next . Certainly closer to spring and will premiere all-terrain version of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack new generation .


VW Passat legendary and renowned model, during its existence in the model range of the German manufacturer since 1973. dispersed across countries and continents with a circulation of more than 22 million copies, only for the last sold 1.1 million. Machines seventh generation . So in order to maintain such a high bar for the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B 8 need to be head and shoulders above the competition. We will try to find out what and how the new Passat with exterior and interior design, electronic assistants, technical filling and level of equipment.

The sedan and wagon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B 8 years based on the new universal modular platform the MQB, applied on many models of mega-group the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Group is – starting from the hatchback Audi the A3 , the 2018-2019 Volkswagen the Golf 7 , of Seat 3 of Leon , of Skoda the Octavia 3 , the sports coupe Audi TT Coupe and ending conceptual crossover 2018-2019 Volkswagen Cross Blue and the 2018-2019 Volkswagen CrossBlue the Coupe . Body Auto news is made wider than its predecessor using high-strength steel (27%), over a solid steel (17%) and become the last hot forming, ordinary steel in the structure of only 55%, suspension components made of light alloys and aluminum. The rigidity of the body 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan torsion is 30,000 Nm / degree, from the wagon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant – 25,000 Nm / degree. Depending on the engine installed new Passat B8 Passat B7 became easier to 40-85 kg.

Interestingly, the size of the new Passat’s 8th generation in length and height are smaller in comparison with the seventh generation Passat, but the width is increased by 12 mm and the size of the base to obtain an increase in as much as 79 mm.

  • External dimensions of the body 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan (wagon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant) : 4767 mm long, 1832 mm wide, 2083 mm width including exterior mirrors 1456 (1477) mm high, with a wheelbase dimensions to 2791 mm. Front track – 1584 mm, rear track – 1568 mm ground clearance – 145 mm clearance to Russia will increase by 20 mm to 165 mm.

Official photos and videos with images of the 8th generation 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat let you enjoy the new design of the body of the German business class. The car has grown up, it began to look respectable, respectable and more expensive than its predecessor. At the same time the German designers have tried to maintain as closely as possible the image of rigor and conciseness lines inherent Passat different generations.


At the front end the dominance of horizontal lines straight: strict narrowed headlamps inner edges flow into the false radiator grille with three chrome-rays, straightforward and at the same time sporty bumper with air intake slots, rectangles protivotumanok and striking aerodynamic. Perfectly smooth surface of the bonnet surface broken only by two waves with crests of water flow down from the sides of the engine compartment lid to the brave wheel arches.

We want to go back to the headlights of head light of the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8. The standard set of traditional lamp with halogen lamps, in rich, trim or optional full LED headlights are available, what is interesting in three versions. The most affordable option static LED-daytime running lights and driving lights, 12 separately mounted LEDs for direction indicator (yellow light) and daytime running lamps (white light).

The second is more advanced variant projection LED headlamps with adaptive control and dynamic cornering lights, with the light of day meet 32 ​​LED diodes to the load 12 for turn signals.
The third and most advanced version called the LED level 2 plus Dynamic Light Assist, the option of adaptive LED headlights regulates and directs the light on electronics team with eyes as the camera tracks the situation in front of the car.

In profile, the new sedan and station wagon Passat B 8 look as if born to a long and sweeping shots on motorways: the sloping nose of the bonnet, sporty roof dome with a strong inclination of the front and rear racks, solid dimensions of the wheelbase, high sill with lateral small windows, large door openings, courageously bloated profile wheel arches can accommodate tires 235/40 R18, waisted feed weighty sedan or wagon rear end with a smoothly flowing roofline.

Making stern 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat 8 continues the severity of the front lines and the side of the body. Straightness can be traced from the luggage compartment lid to the inverted trapezoid nozzles tailpipes integrated into the bumper plane. Everything is so right and a ruler, even boring. Refurbish the image of a dull Only marker lamps similar to the headlamps with LED filling. An embodiment of the two – in the conventional LED-based with a graphical effect, but expensive versions with visualization (the horizontal dimensions of the line when braking transformed into vertical lines).

The rigor and accuracy, the abundance of straight lines, precise to the millimeter placement of buttons, switches and levers, high quality materials and the highest level of detail – is the interior 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8. Shop smart, with the application for membership in more expensive class. Due to the size of the wheelbase to 2791 mm space has increased for five passengers, compared with the previous generation Passat. Increase the length of the cabin consists of 33 mm, the width of the interior in the first and second row of 1506 mm, and the trunk size increase the sedan to 21 liters to 586 liters, while the wagon by 47 liters to 650 liters (with the seats folded second-row download possible 1780 liters).

  • The length of the trunk to the backrest of the second row in a sedan Passat B8 is 1194 mm, up to the first row seat backs – 2052 mm.
  • Roof wagon Passat B8 Variant in length to rear seat backs – 1172 mm, but the backs of seats of the first row – 2018 mm.

From the driver’s seat of the new generation Passat offers excellent picture – as an option available color graphic instrument panel with a diagonal of 12.3 inches, capable by the owner to change the mode of operation and the outputted image, the new multifunction steering wheel with clipped to the bottom of the rim, with the stylish center console color screen multimedia system dimension from 5 to 8 inches, the orderly placement of additional features control buttons, and the overall ergonomics of the reference.

The main and auxiliary equipment new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 year will delight and amaze the variety of the offered equipment: Head-Head-Up Display, keyless access Access Keyless, LED interior lights background (three color options – white, amber or blue), the detection system pedestrians with the function of emergency braking (Front Assist plus), system of care when towing a trailer (trailer Assist), parking assistant (park Assist), assistant movement in traffic (Traffic Assist), the system is following Rows traffic intersection line marking, traffic signs and the physical condition of the driver, navigation, a variety of audio systems, separate climate control, full power accessories, providing a 360 degree view of four cameras, chip Easy Close to the opening and closing of the fifth door wagon.

Specifications of the new 8th-generation 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 model year indicate the presence of a fully independent suspension with McPherson struts in front and multi-link rear scheme (as an option you can order a sport suspension or chassis with adaptive shock absorbers DCC). Power steering with variable electrical characteristics (in the base speed of 2.75 with an adaptive suspension, 2.1 turns from lock to lock), disc brakes on all wheels with a full range of electronic security systems, front-wheel drive or an opportunity to order a full drive 4Motion with clutch Haldex 5th generation connects the rear wheels.

Under the hood, the new sedan 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 and wagon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant can be installed petrol and diesel engines, and even a hybrid power plant.
Just ten different engines from 110 to 280 forces.
The most interesting, of course, the Passat Hybrid 8, of the installation which includes a four-cylinder gasoline 1.4-liter TSI (156 hp) and an electric motor with 80 kW impact, the total capacity of about 211 forces. Cordless Passat hybrid battery can be recharged from a wall outlet, the electric fuel stock is enough for 50 kilometers.
Gasoline engines for the new generation 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat:

  • 1.4-liter TSI (125 hp), 1.4-liter TSI (150 hp), the 1.8-liter TSI (180 hp), the 2.0-liter TSI (220 hp) and 2.0-liter TSI (280 hp).

Diesel engines for 8th-generation 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat:

  • The 1.6-liter diesel TDI (110 hp), the 2.0-liter TDI (150 hp and 190 hp) and the most interesting 2.0-liter TDI bi-turbo (240 hp 500 Nm) fitted to the car with a full version drive and complete with a 7-speed robotic gearbox DSG. The most powerful diesel delivers dynamic acceleration to 100 kmh in 6.1 seconds, top speed of 240 mph and is content with just 5.3 liters of fuel in the combined driving mode.

Transmission – 6 speed manual, the robots 6 and 7 DSG DSG. Over the next couple of years, new
2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B8 will receive robotic DSG gearbox, equipped with two clutch plates with 10 already !!! transmissions.