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Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion at Detroit

By   |   17 January,2014

Volkswagen showed the Passat BlueMotion at the Detroit Auto Show and it seems the Passat has got a minor nip and tuck. The talking point is of course what is under the hood of this car. The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Concept features an all-new version of the Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharging. This Passat also offers Active Cylinder Management (ACT) which deactivates the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for situations when the driver only applies light throttle pressure to maintain specific city speeds.

Also present is a stop/start system which shuts off the engine when the car comes to a temporary stop and as soon as the driver lifts their foot off the brake, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine starts again. The Passat BlueMotion makes 150 bhp and this Reef Blue Metallic color will be introduced on other Passat models, too in the US. Thus due to its small size the Passat despite being a big car gives excellent mileage akin to a small car!

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