Volkswagen Passat CC – Car Review |

25 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Volkswagen Passat CC – Car Review |

Volkswagen Passat CC

– Car

PRICE RANGE: $54,990 $65,990* Safety Rating: N/A Rating: N/A Fuel Consumption: Write your own review

The ‘luxurious high performance sedan’ and ‘value-for-money’ don’t blend together.

But with starting at just $54,990, the Car team reckons the Volkswagen CC the new captain of the Passat team might be the best bargain in the

What You Get

The Passat CC really present imposing credentials style with a capital Volkswagen calls it a four-door a seemingly endless array of performance and luxury technologies and a of petrol or diesel engines.

It is a four-seater, in fact the four are individually contoured and even the are heated and offer a wide of comfort adjustments.

Under The

Car Showroom spent a week the wheel of a Passat CC powered by world-class 2.0-litre turbo-diesel that delivers 125kW of at 4200 rpm and peak torque of from as low as 1750 rpm. is to the front wheels via Volkswagen’s twin-clutch Direct Shift (DSG) automatic with wheel paddle shifters for changes.

When it comes to diesel there’s no doubt the Volkswagen is at the pointy end of the field in every performance, refinement, economy are

The petrol alternative is the 220kW/350Nm FSI V6 also uses the six-speed DSG but drives all four wheels via the generation of Volkswagen’s 4Motion

Volkswagen claims combined fuel consumption for the diesel of 6.3l/100kms or 10.5l/100kms for the petrol Our Passat CC diesel had a range in of 1,000kms from a tank of

The Interior

There is hardly a of the Passat sedan to be seen the CC. For starters the instruments are not the normal blue – they a stylish white glow.

seats have a 12-way adjustment and the driver has the usual tilt/telescopic adjustment for the nicely-shaped steering wheel to provide a driving position. In addition to heating, the front seats an active climate control which uses small, fans to blows 500-600 of air per minute into the seats for ventilation handy during months.

The two individual rear seats adjustable lateral support of the and seat surfaces and a central compartment/cupholder arrangement. Rear leg-room is extensive as you would in a vehicle that is 4.8 metres

Our CC featured the optional RNS 510 entertainment with touchscreen control and navigation plus a rear-view

There is also an optional Device Interface (MDI) has a glovebox-mounted USB port for iPods, MP3 and DVD Control is via the radio or navigation which displays title

Climate control is via easy knobs in the center console, are beautiful Napa leather and the design (nicely finished brushed aluminium features) style and sophistication. We’ve a lot of Volkswagens over the years and it comes to interiors, the Passat CC number two, beaten by the super-luxury Phaeton which is the top of the tree (and strangely is not to Australia).

Exterior Styling

Our week in the CC was a busy one with numerous to the city, two airport round plus the usual school etc. We must have a trail of happy chiropractors Melbourne such was the extent of from startled onlookers.

dimension of 4.8 metres (length) and a of just 1.417mm the Passat CC wide, low and muscular.

This is by the flowing lines, flat curves and of course the frameless which provide no surfaces for the to catch hence very low even at speed.

The trapezoidal frame the usual Volkswagen grille and there is a distinctive splitter ender the air-intakes.

At the the Passat CC is highlighted by unusual but very stylish – lamp clusters and a beautifully rear lip spoiler on the boot.

are impressive the drag coefficiant is just 0.29.

Passat CC on beautiful five-spoke alloy with the latest Mobility from German brand – a protective inner immediately re-seals tyres by nails, screws etc with no of pressure.

On The Road

Given its sub-$60,000 point, the Passat CC really deliver remarkable levels of

For example, this is the first with Adaptive Cruise (ACC) which automatically the Passat CC when it detects getting too close to the vehicle in we know it works well to one of Melbourne’s notorious taxi who gave us the ‘chop’ on the way to Tullamarine (by the appearance of his battered Falcon, guy pulled these driving often).

There is also Assist which – at the of a button – guides the CC into a parallel parking (the driver no longer to steer, only accelerate and as appropriate).

Adaptive Chassis with three driver-selected Normal, Sport and Comfort is also standard and alters the of assistance provided to the power and the damper characteristics.

Suspension is a MacPherson strut design lightweight aluminium components the rear is a four-link independent

It all adds up to an exceptionally competent, performance luxury sedan high levels of grip, turn-in and precise mid-corner

Refinement levels are brilliant

We would be keen to drive an FSI Passat CC to gauge the impact of the 95 kW on this excellent chassis.

experienced the diesel version, we say it did not put a foot wrong and handled our and handling test route ridiculous ease.

The other to remember if you have more two children you can forget all of this and technology because the Passat CC the BMW X6) is just a four-seater (not there’s anything wrong that in our eyes).


at Volkswagen’s new plant in Emden, Germany (one of the world’s advanced and sustainable automotive the Passat CC delivers beautiful wherever you look and is truly value-for money.

There is one level of specification and the TDI diesel has an RRP of $54,990 while the V6 petrol 4Moption all-wheel-drive) retails for Were we in the market for this of vehicle we would be rushing to our Volkswagen dealer tomorrow to down our cash.

The Competition

Annoyingly for Mercedes-Benz, of the rubber-neckers who questioned us while the Passat CC initially thought we had the CLS from $150K to +$260K!). The CC is good, certainly looks the and actually has more power and the torque as the V6 CLS but

Alfa 159. but the Passat definitely gets the nod for and interior space.

BMW 523 and 525? the Passat CC looks better, has grunt from the FSI petrol and costs a lot less.

Jaguar Again the Passat CC looks has more performance, interior and mostly costs less.

407. The Passat CC has more performs better, is better and in our eyes looks better.

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