When the Volkswagen Passat CC made its debut in 2008, it was the world's first four-door coupé in the 30,000 to 40,000 dollar and euro class. From this niche, a new segment quickly developed - to date, nearly 270,000 people around the globe have chosen the saloon with the stylish lines of a sports car.
The Volkswagen CC will be powered by innovative petrol and diesel direct-injection engines; all types of diesel (TDI) are equipped with a Stop/Start system and a battery regeneration mode (which recovers braking energy) as standard equipment. All petrol engines also have battery regeneration functionality.
The TDI engines output 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS. The petrol engines of the European CC versions develop an impressive 118 kW / 160 PS, 155 kW / 210 PS and 220 kW / 300 PS of power. In the USA, Volkswagen will launch with 147 kW / 200 PS (TSI) and 206 kW / 280 PS (FSI) petrol engines. All engines up to 210 PS may be combined with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) as an option.
The European six-cylinder version (300 PS) is delivered with DSG and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard equipment. A torque converter automatic is used in the 280 PS US-CC that also sports all-wheel drive. All engines work with excellent efficiency: the 140 PS TDI offered in Europe, for example, together with a manual six-speed gearbox, consumes just 4.7 l/100 km (equivalent to 125 g/km CO2); with DSG fuel consumption is 5.3 l/100 km. The 200 PS TSI - a popular engine in America - attains a fuel economy of 21 (City) / 33 mpg (Highway) with a manual gearbox and 22 / 31 mpg in the DSG version.