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Old 02-24-2005, 07:16 PM
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Stupid move it is branded as a VW. My hope is that they are just mentioning VW because they are the parent company of Audi like saying GM. If it is anything other than an Audi, they are stupid.
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Unless this is an Audi badge you can kiss this staying for more than a year or two goodbye.
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Why is VW doing this? Have they not learned from the Pheaton?
they are idiots. why do they need a VW badged car to fight mercedes? wtf is audi for?
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Who is VW kidding. Leave the luxury to the Audi brand. VW is for the simple folk.
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
VW is for the simple folk.
Hehehe
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My frind from school will never buy a VW again for two reason. ALl the oarts he had to replace for his VW Jetta and two, new models way to expensive. I didn't see much interest to these VW cars at the autshow either.
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Volkswagen Coupe!!

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Upcoming VW Passat Coupe Challenges Mercedes CLS
Date Posted 03-28-2005

MUNICH, Germany — Volkswagen is planning a five-door coupe version of its newly introduced Passat to take on the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

The German automaker has spent the last two years trying to figure out how to plug the gap between its new Passat and the Phaeton, as well as to take on Mercedes.

It has come up with the Passat Coupe, currently its working title, which could make its worldwide debut at the 2007 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

The new model will be derived from existing VW architecture and will be offered in front-drive and all-wheel-drive iterations, with four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines.

Instead of copying the Mercedes concept, VW has opted for a clever, more brand-appropriate solution. Insiders say it blends a stunning appearance with a highly practical interior. Among its versatile features is a rear hatch that opens in a variety of ways.

No word on pricing, but it is expected to be more affordable than comparable CLS models.

What it means to you: You want but can't afford the sexy Mercedes-Benz CLS? The VW Passat Coupe might be an attractive alternative.
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Sweet, and American companies think the coupe is dead.
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VW needs to stop stepping all over Audi's toes and let Audi target Mercedes. VW is not a luxury mark, no matter how hard they try to sell it as such.
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VW could easily take the R32 engine and put into a AWD coupe.
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^ Agreed. Also, I'm really getting sick of using the term "coupe" so losely now. A five door "coupe" is laughable to me.
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I don think its a coupe. The CLS doesnt resemblw a coupe either
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Fuck off with the "coupe" designation, car companies.
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Sleek four-door and five-door cars are not "coupes." They are nice sedans or sporty hatchbacks or wagons, but not coupes.
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If you guys sit in the back of a CLS you'll realize why the coupe designation by Mercedes.
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i dont like four door coupes....the are sedans
why is the coupe dying ?
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Originally Posted by Loseit
i dont like four door coupes....the are sedans
why is the coupe dying ?
People just dont like the lack of rear doors. I mean it makes sense but I think the rear doors are way too overated. Maybe people are associating rear doors with extra room in the rear. Who knows...
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Originally Posted by gavriil
People just dont like the lack of rear doors. I mean it makes sense but I think the rear doors are way too overated. Maybe people are associating rear doors with extra room in the rear. Who knows...
The RX-8 solution is great. That is the only four door coupe. Fuck all else. I don't mind the rear doors if done right but I'd prefer an elegant solution like the RX-8's over both a coupe and a sedan, but not enough companies are competing there.



Mo' suicide doors, please.
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Volkswagen Passat Wagon - Official Pics

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Pretty damn nice!
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nice design.
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Nice, that interior looks like the bar for the segment.
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The interior looks promising.
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looks money. still couldnt justify getting this when all audi versions looks WAY hotter.
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Damn, I love that Variant
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any news on engine choices for the wagon?
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Originally Posted by gavriil
The interior looks promising.
...except for the seats.
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
...except for the seats.
The seats are fashioned after Italian design, particularly Ferrari's.



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Shit, I'd pimp in the burbs' with it.
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Looks pretty damn good. Too good when you consider Audi.
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i think it looks hot!!
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there's a lot of info in here... looking good. click the link.... you don't know how happy I am to see a single set of dual tailpipes... figured they would jump on the dual set, dual pipe designs everyone else is doing... you just don't need 2 sets of tailpipes for cars like this... it's purely aesthetic, and it's getting old. it got old, like a while ago.

http://www.germancarfans.com/news.cf...id/2050803.005

280-horsepower 2006 Passat V6 3.6L



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So confused. Why would you have more powerful engine in the passat than the A4?

Oh and i dont mind anyone calling my car a passat now.
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From the source Srika metioned above:


Here is a list of some of the new Passat’s latest developments:

· All-new sixth generation Passat – completely redesigned and restyled inside and out

· Standard 2.0T turbocharged four-cylinder with direct injection, 200 hp, 207 ft.-lbs. torque

· Available 3.6L V6, 280 hp, 265 ft.-lbs. torque with standard six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic (4th quarter 2006)

· 2.4” more rear legroom than previous generation (37.7” vs. 35.3”)

· 1.5” wider track front and rear (61.1” vs. 59.6”)

· 3.0” wider body width (71.7” vs. 68.7”)

· 106.7” wheelbase (106.7” vs. 106.4”)

· Overall length of 188.2” (188.2” vs. 185.2”)

· Six-speed manual transmission, optional six-speed automatic with Tiptronic on 2.0T

· A/C standard on all models

· Dual-zone automatic climate control (Climatronic) optional on 3.6L

· Standard Eight-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system that is MP3 format compatible

· Premium sound with in-dash six-disk CD changer optional on 2.0T, standard on 3.6L.

· Dynaudio sound system optional, marking a first in the U.S. car market. Coming from Denmark’s most exclusive stereo maker, the Dynaudio system is custom designed to the Passat to achieve the best audio experience possible.

· Walnut, or brushed aluminum trim optional on 3.6L

· Available 10-way power driver seat, available 12-way on 3.6L.

· Optional DVD Navigation system, audible with color screen

· Electronic parking brake standard

· Tire-pressure monitoring system standard

· Optional multi-functional steering wheel

· Standard tilt and telescoping four-spoke steering wheel

· Leatherette seat trim standard, leather optional

· Rear passenger vents for A/C and heat standard

· 60/40 split folding rear seats with folding center armrest and pass-through feature

· Front center armrest with cooling storage feature

· ABS with four-wheel front vented disks standard

· Electronic Stabilization Program with brake assist standard

· EDL, ASR

· Standard crash-active head restraints

· 4Motion available with 3.6L V6 (later in 2006 MY)

· Eight air bags standard with rear side-thorax airbags optional

· Fully independent four-link rear suspension

· Electromechanical power steering

· Park distance control optional on 3.6L

· Bi-Xenon headlights with washers optional on 3.6L

· 18” wheels optional on 3.6L (delayed introduction)
SOurce: http://www.germancarfans.com
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
So confused. Why would you have more powerful engine in the passat than the A4?
No kidding. I wonder if the A4 will get that engine. It should get a more powerful version of it IMO.
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This is the funniest promo pic of all in the list...

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· Dynaudio sound system optional, marking a first in the U.S. car market. Coming from Denmark’s most exclusive stereo maker, the Dynaudio system is custom designed to the Passat to achieve the best audio experience possible.

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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
So confused. Why would you have more powerful engine in the passat than the A4?
The new Passat and A4 do not share the same platform anymore. The Passat move to a transverse mounted engine for packaging reasons. Can the 3.6 be adapted to sit north-south for the Audis?
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Too little too late?

I don't see this expensive relatively low volume car reversing VW's downward trend.
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Lots of electronic goodies = even more warranty claims against VW.
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