Volkswagen has introduced the R-line to the Passat line-up with prices starting at £22,470 for the 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 6spd manual saloon rising to £26,385 for the 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd DSG estate. You can place your order now with an expected delivery date in June 2013.
The exterior features a bespoke bodykit with a front bumper which includes fog lights with cornering function whilst at the rear a bootlid spoiler (tailgate spoiler on the Estate). There are standard bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.
There is -lowered sports suspension (by 15 mm) and rides on 18-inch ‘Kansas' alloy wheels shod with low-profile 235/40 tyres.
On the inside the Volkswagen Passat R-line is based on the ‘S’ version’s trim and includes Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, DAB digital radio and a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel (with gearshift paddles on DSG models).
There is the choice of two diesel units, a 1.6-litre 105 PS TDI diesel engine with six-speed manual gearbox, or a 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI diesel engine with six-speed manual or DSG gearbox. There is a petrol turbocharged and supercharged 1.4-litre 160 PS TSI engine with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes. All Passat R-Line models feature BlueMotion Technology modifications with Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems.Volkswagen Passat R-Line Prices and Line-Up (2013)
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 6spd manual||144||34.4||56.5||45.6||22,470|
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 7spd DSG||142||36.7||54.3||46.3||23,970|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS BMT 6spd manual||114||54.3||74.3||65.7||22,115|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd manual||119||50.4||70.6||61.4||23,230|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd DSG||135||44.8||62.8||54.3||24,970|
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 6spd manual||144||34.4||56.5||45.6||23,880|
|1.4-litre TSI 160 PS BMT 7spd DSG||144||36.2||53.3||45.6||25,385|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS BMT 6spd manual||116||53.3||70.6||64.2||23,490|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd manual||120||50.4||70.6||61.4||24,620|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BMT 6spd DSG||135||44.8||62.8||54.3||26,385|
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