It’s time for the VW’s Passat GTE to be reviewed in the Fully Charged Show.
Volkswagen uses a 156 PS 1.4 TSI turbocharged direct petrol injection engine and a 85kW/115PS three-phase permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and a 9.9 kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery to power the Passat GTE. The combined output is 160kW/218PS with a maximum system torque of 400Nm (295lb-ft). The gearbox is an automatic six-speed DSG with three clutches (dual clutch plus disengagement clutch) that was specially developed for hybrid use.
Thanks to this battery, the Passat GTE can cover a distance of up to 31 miles (50 km) in all-electric mode and thus with zero emissions. The NEDC consumption under 1.6 l/100 km (176.5 mpg UK or 147 mpg US) and 12.2 kWh/100 km, corresponding to CO2 emissions of just 37 g/km. With a full 50-litre fuel tank and fully charged battery, the Passat GTE offers a combined driving range of 1,114 km (692 miles).
The Volkswagen Passat GTE sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). In all-electric mode, top speed is limited to 130 km/h (81 mph).
The Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid, with prices beginning at €44,250 (about $49,415) for the sedan and €45,250 (about $50,530) for the estate.