The representative of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B7 car business class made its debut on the Russian market in May . Did our readers know that this Passat is the most recognizable and popular car 2018-2019 Volkswagen AG in Russia? Yes, and that’s a fact, the Passat over the years of production (1st generation model debuted in 1973) has earned a reputation as a reliable super car. The first six generations of the model went around the world sold more than 15 million copies. Look around the streets and roads of our country goes a lot Tradewinds 3rd and 4th generation, and these cars twenty years or more. Will the new generation of models surpass the popularity and reliability of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen the Passat the B5 ? In our review we could try to find out whether the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B7 sample inherit the reliability and charisma of their ancestors.
Let’s evaluate the exterior and interior of the car, consider a body (sedan and wagon Passat Variant), deal with technical specifications (chassis, engine, gearbox), look at the choice of color, tires and wheels. We’ll have a little test drive, take a look at the prices and VW Passat B7 trim levels for the year. Off-road version of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack we will devote a separate review. Traditionally help us reviews of the owners and their analysis, photos and video materials.
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Just focus on two types of a body member of our review and overall dimensions.
Passat 7th generation comes with a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon. External dimensions of a sedan (wagon) are: 4769 mm (4771 mm) in length, 1820 mm (with mirrors 2062 mm) in width, 1472 mm (1516 mm) in height, 2712 mm wheelbase, ground clearance (clearance) for the Russian version cars increased to 165 mm.
Appearance 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B 7 , the German rigorous and concise. The front of the car with large headlamps, between them there is a narrow slot grille with four chrome-plated jumpers. Accurate front bumper with additional air duct and a characteristic wind lip on the bottom edge, rectangles protivotumanok. The sloped hood registered two side edges, forming a small ledge turning into the sculpture of the wheel arches. When viewed from the side and enjoy the tranquility correctness lines with soft transitions smooth vyshtampovok. It is difficult to say which of the body in profile looks more harmonious – a sedan or station wagon, where the priority will be the preferences of the potential owner. In our view, both the execution looks finished and concise.
The rear of the sedan – with the major elements of the horizontally arranged lighting, bumper trim and compact boot lid. VW Passat B7 Estate traditionally a big fifth door, the lower edge of the bumper deeply included in the profile, and a little smaller than the sedan shades of lighting.
Design 7th Passat absorbed the elements of the exterior of the previous generation model, but with an eye on the current trends in the global automotive fashion. An important fact for motorists in Russia is a corrosion-resistant body “German”, which is produced by 74% of stainless steel with double-sided coating of zinc, Stone Chip Protection and bottom boxes, engine compartment protection.
- When the vehicle is ordered, you can choose a favorite option enamel color from a large palette of options proposed: basic Candy (white) and Urano (Grey), optional Tornado (Red), Iron (Gray), Light-Brown (light brown), Night Blue (blue ), Reflex (silver), Island (gray metallic), deep (black pearl), black Oak (dark brown).
- 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat V 7 in the initial configuration Trendline is equipped with tires 205/55 R16 on steel rims 16 size version Comfortline tires 215/55 R16 and alloy wheels 16 range and a rich complete set Highline is equipped with advanced self-sealing tires 235/45 R17 on the disks of light R17 alloy. You can install larger wheels and 215/45 R18 and 225/40 R18, a selection of CDs – just huge.
Passat B 7 Salon looks expensive regardless of whether you are in the base Trendline upholstered seats (manual adjustment, heating, elevator) or sitting in a leather chair with ventilation and electrically packaged version Highline. Chairs of the first row on the form of simple and flat, have a dense packing, correct anatomical profile and adequate side support. They are also very comfortable and convenient to a long trip. Comfortable and pleasant to the touch a steering wheel adjustable for height and depth, instrument panel with large radii of the speedometer and tachometer, among them – multifunction screen. The front panel and center console are conservative, in expensive versions of the insertion of solid wood on the dashboard and for all versions of analog clocks at the top of the console. Ergonomic controls, the information content of instruments, quality materials and the level of the cabin assembly – a role model.
In the second row there is enough space for three adult passengers, but with a caveat. To him who sits on the center will interfere with the high transmission tunnel and ventilation vents, very prominent in the rear compartment. But the two of them offered a place with a margin in all directions. The trunk of a sedan in the stowed state holds 565 liters by folding the rear seatbacks separate obtain a flat floor and increase capacity almost doubled. Roof wagon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant can accommodate from 603 liters with five passengers on board to 1731 liters with the seats folded second row.
As we said above 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B 7 sedan and the Passat Variant B7 wagon available in three PACKAGE: modest Trendline, Comfortline and harmonious fancy Highline. Slavic mentality makes only buy all the most elegant and expensive, so the Russian car owners in choosing its Passat to give preference to “packaged” version of the machine. Available are the usual attributes of a modern car: climate control, full power accessories (mirrors, front seat heating, windows), electrical “hammer”, heated windscreen, alarm and central locking. The bulk of the comfort functions, entertainment and electronic assistants is still available as an option: leather interior, an advanced multimedia system with color screen (navigation, CD MP3 AUX USB 8 speakers), heated rear seats, cruise control, rear LED lights, the system Park Pilot from the rear view camera, the system is able to detect driver fatigue, Bi-Xenon headlights, trunk opening leg flick under the bumper, and other pleasant things.
Specifications 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B7 : Russia in the new Passat 7th generation is offered with four petrol engines, plus one turbodiesel (on Passat 7 turbine is present in all engines).
- The TSI 1.4-liter (122 hp) is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (automatic or automatic transmission the DSG 7), provides acceleration to 100 mph in 10.6 seconds, a top speed of 200 mph, fuel consumption in a mixed mode 6.3 liters. In the city fuel consumption is 8 liters.
- The petrol 1.8 liter the TSI (152 hp) with a 6 speed manual (7 automatic DSG), is able to accelerate the car to 100 mph in 10.3 seconds and dial 214 mph top speed. Fuel consumption ranges from 5.4 liters on the highway to 9,7-10 liters in the city.
- The petrol 2.0 liter TSI (210 hp) DSG automatic transmission with 6 shoots up to the first hundred in 7.7 seconds, acceleration is completed at maximum speed of 233 mph. Appetite engine on the track will be 6.1 liters, while in the urban crush of 10,9-11,5 liters.
- 2.0-liter TDI BlueMotion (170 hp) with the DSG automatic transmission 6, the diesel engine is different enviable temperament to 100 kmh in 8.8 seconds, the maximum attainable speed – 220 mph. Due to the start-stop system and brake energy regeneration diesel engine will delight modest consumption in the combined cycle of 5.5 liters, and in the city of about 6.5 liters.
Reviews owners 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B7 confirm moderate appetite folksvagenovsky new TSI engines and TDI BlueMotion. Immediately warned potential buyers that the motors are prone to increased intoxication oil – to 0.5 per 1000 km. Frequent are also with the DSG gearbox problems – rapid wear of clutch discs, and fault-related shocks, they can begin to knock on 30 thousand kilometers, eventually squeaking plastic in the cabin.. In our opinion the car when changing generations do not become worse, just the high cost of the car, multiplied by the more demanding attitude of motorists to the quality and maintenance results in a result in high expectations of owners. The slightest knock on the suspension or the creaking of the cabin is perceived, which is called – “hostility.”
Suspension is fully independent, front MacPherson strut, rear four-link circuit, levers and stretchers made of aluminum. Electromechanical power steering is able to change the characteristics depending on the speed of motion, disc brakes with ABS, ESP, EDS, ASR, MSR. In can be ordered as an option (the XDS), an electronic transverse differential lock (for versions Highline standard equipment), but, alas, not available with the 1.4 liter engine younger.
Test drive VW Passat B7 : ride on the 7th version of pure pleasure, the suspension is set on the border of comfort and handling. Suspension and steering with one hand allow to ignore even larger holes, and on the other hand – with filigree precision cornering. Pure pleasure gives operation of the car on the highway with a high-quality road surface, he seemed to express ranged ready to “devour” hundreds of kilometers of motorway.
How much is the price of 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat B7 Sedan in in Russia on sale in showrooms starts with a mark of 932 thousand rubles. Buy new Passat Variant B7 may be as low as 1.004 million rubles.
Since 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat 7 version is a high-tech machine, issues such as buying, diagnostics, tuning and repairs are best left to an authorized dealer, who will provide further service trucks. Buy blankets, rugs and other accessories on the Passat B7, as well as spare parts for the repair and tuning cheaper and simpler, or in specialized retail outlets or online stores.