Volkswagen Passat GTE review. As part of the facelift of the VW Passat, there are not only new assistance systems and the latest Infotainmentsystems on board but also new powertrains. The new VW Passat GTE now drives up to 56 kilometers (WLTP) purely electric and also features partially autonomous driving thanks to the new Travel Assist. During my test drive in the VW Passat GTE Estate I show what the Passat GTE 2019 really offers.
Zero emissions in the city: The electric range of the new Passat GTE has been increased to up to 56 km on the WLTP 1/ 2 cycle (approx. 70 km in NEDC 1/ 2)
Temporarily a zero emission vehicle. One of the highlights in the range is the new version of the Passat GTE. It is the first model of a new generation of Volkswagen plug-in hybrid models with a significantly bigger range. Crucial feature: a battery with a higher energy content. For the Passat, it is boosted by 31 percent. With 13 kWh of stored energy, the electric range in the new WLTP cycle is now extended to up to 55 km for the Estate and to 56 km for the Saloon. These values correspond to around 70 NEDC km – 20 km more than with the predecessor. This completely changes automotive life with the Passat GTE. Even in large cities such as Berlin or Paris, the increased energy content of the battery is enough to cover most everyday distances completely electrically and thus emissionfree. Thanks to a newly configured hybrid mode, it is now also much easier to store sufficient electrical energy even during long journeys in order to travel emission-free in the urban destination area.
Also predestined for long-distance travel. For longer distances and above 130 km/h, the powerful electric motor supports the Passat GTE’s efficient petrol engine (TSI). The electric thrust acts like an additional booster, offering a very special way of developing power, especially in sporty “GTE” mode, as electric motors deliver maximum torque from one second to the next. One thing is certain: the Passat GTE’s current plug-in hybrid drive is a key technology component for the new era of electric mobility.
The Passat GTE combines the advantages of the electric drive with the qualities of a long-distance vehicle to create one of the most efficient mid-range models available today – zero emissions in the city, clean efficiency on long-distance journeys: The 160 kW / 218 PS Passat GTE is one of the first vehicles in its class to meet the limits of the Euro 6d emission standard – which will not apply to new cars until 2021. In addition, the Passat GTE – for example in Germany – is particularly economically attractive for company car drivers as they only have to pay tax on 0.5 instead of 1.0 percent of the gross new car price per month.
Technical Details of our Test Car:
Car: VW Passat GTE Estate
Trim Level: Elegance
Colour: Pyrit Silver Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder In-Line
Displacement: nn cm³
Max. Power: 160 kW (218 PS)
Max. Torque: nn
V-Max: nn (130 km/h E-Mode)
Acceleration: 0-100 km /h: nnVolkswagen Passat GTE review
Volkswagen Passat GTE review
title : Volkswagen Passat GTE – Video review
updated : June 24th, 2019
updated_iso8601 : 2019-06-24T18:11:57+01:00