Volkswagen Passat GTE Priced From €44,250 In Germany
Volkswagen opened the order books for the plug-in hybrid Passat GTE, which is available in sedan and Variant (wagon) versions.
Sedan begins at €44,250 ($49,853), while Variant costs €1,000 more – €45,250 ($50,980). Pricing of GTE begins at level at which the conventional models ends, meaning that the plug-in version is on the uppermost end of the pricing structure for the Passat.
According to Volkswagen, Passat GTE fuel economy stands at 1.6 l / 100 km and 12.2 kWh / 100 km (combined). These figures are similar to the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE.
All-electric range is up to 50 km / 31 miles (NEDC) from 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery, but in the real world range will be closer to 20 miles.
1.4-liter TSI gas engine with 156 HP (115 kW) is supported by an electric motor with 115 HP (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft) for total 160 kW / 219 hp system power. Electric motor allows for 130 km/h (81 mph) top speed, above which the the gas engine comes into game up to 225 km/h (140 mph).