Thursday, January 9, 2014

Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion® Concept Boasts 42 MPG

The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion® Concept is a non-hybrid, gasoline-engine mid-size sedan with an all-new version of the Volkswagen 1.4-liter EA211 TSI® engine with direct injection and turbocharging that delivers 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for an manufacturer estimated highway fuel economy rating of 42 mpg. The Passat BlueMotion® Concept also offers Active Cylinder Management technology which deactivates the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for situations when the driver only applies light throttle pressure to maintain specific city speeds, previously seen on the European Volkswagen Polo and Golf models.