1st April 2010, the day from which the implementation of Bharat Stage IV emission norms will come into effect in 13 major cities, is about to arrive and with the day coming closer, most of the brands are trying to launch their existing car models with newer BS IV compliant engines.
Guiding its way through this situation is Volkswagen, who is ready with Passat and Jetta sporting new BS IV compliant engines and along with new engines minor cosmetic changes have also been taken into account.
The company has replaced the previous 1.9-litre 105bhp Pump Duse engine which was quite noisy giving a feel of older generation technology, to a 2-litre 140bhp Pump Duse setup which had better upgrading possibility for BS IV compliance.
Volkswagen Jetta New Engine Specifications
The Passat will come with a 1986 cc, 16 Valve CRDI Turbo Diesel engine developing a maximum power of 139 BHP which will add a lot to the existing appeal of the car, and yet the price will be considered competitively. Only feature that the car will lack since it belongs to a segment lower than that of Passat is, DSG twin-clutch transmission and will come with manual transmission.
Volkswagen Passat New Engine Specifications
The Passat will follow the same engine specifications as Jetta and surprisingly will soon come with a MPFI petrol engine also . The engine will be a 1.8 Liter Turbocharged, Direct Injection MPFI petrol one generating a maximum 160 BHP and a maximum torque of 25.5kgm @ 1500 rpm making the vehicle reach 0-100 km/h in under 9 seconds.