World's largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced yet another stunning wrap-off for the year 2014 – the Passat BlueMotion Concept. What special with this machine is that it gives back 42 mpg on the highway, which is quiet unbelievable for a car in this class.
The Passat BlueMotion Concept is powered by no batteries and no electric motor either, but with a new-generation small-displacement gasoline engine. The machine that runs in diesel is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI heart under the hood delivering a peak power of 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Its engine is mated with a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The engine belongs to the EA211 family. It's also the first engine of its kind in America. It brings Volkswagen's Active Cylinder Management (ACT) technology. Basically, the Passat BlueMotion runs on a 4-cylinder engine. When the car start running, it'll stop working of 2 and 3 cylinders. This reduces to burn fuel.
Additionally, there is automatic stop/start. The engine automatically gets shut off at stops and gets restarted when the foot is taken off from the brake lever.
However, it's only a concept model. VW has said that the firm will launch only if it gets high response at the Detroit Auto Show, where the machine will be displayed.
Powered by a gasoline engine only.
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