Last week little rumor popped up on the, mostly well informed, web that Volkswagen’s new four-door coupe would simply be called the CC. But today, Volkswagen released, in the depth of information on their latest addition to the Passat range, the reference to the car as the Volkswagen Passat CC.
The VW Passat is the newest addition to the CC course extremely successful Passat, Volkswagen has more than 15 million units in his life. The CC-Passat is a crossroads with a new type and can be used as a sedan or a coupe, with its new body design, the bucket seats for all passengers, the impressive drive VW and technology appropriate for the luxury hotel.
One has a choice of three engines, an engine produced 2.0 TDI 140 hp or 170 hp or, a TSI produces 200hp or 160 horsepower and a 3.6-liter V6 with 300 horsepower. The engines are used in conjunction with a transfer in double clutch in which the customer can apply for the 6-or 7-speed version. The gasoline engines of Euro 4 standards broadcast, while the TDI already meets the Euro 5 standard.
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Most European countries may commands for the four doors already cut, while North America and Japan command begins later this year, probably until the fourth quarter. CC production of the Passat in the factory of Volkswagen plant in Emden, where the Passat and Passat Variant also be built.
Outside: Design and dimensions
* Four-door coupe is only 1.42 metres tall
* CC Passat certainly takes the stage with a unique design
* Frameless doors stress positioning elegant sports –
The Passat – a success for more than three decades – is now the technological platform for the first four-door coupé Volkswagen. This ensures that the CC too Passat using a range of technologies which reflects the high level in this segment of the global market. Tailored to these technologies is an organ that has been completely restructured and redesigned.
Design and dimensions
The four-door coupé measuring 4796 mm in length, which is 31 millimetres longer than the classic Passat. With a width of 1856 mm (an additional 36 millimetres), the Passat ranges CC already competitive in the mid-upper class cars. Similar to its total length, width dimensions of the track have also been changed. In front, it is 1533 mm (an additional 11 millimetres), and rear, 1557 mm (a gain of 16 millimetres). The new measures just Volkswagen 1422 mm high (lowered by 50 millimetres) – like sports car.
Particularly distinctive are the flowing lines of the car on the side of the profile. The roof sweeps rearward with a very flat curve radius, the A to C amounts far beyond the pillars. The lines in the region even extend trunk in the rear window, as if done with a single line. The side windows trace an arc close in chrome plating. To further enhance the sporty style, the side windows are guided in frameless doors. Under the line of the window, a muscular, developed shoulder line is used as a way of defining element design, which is highlighted by a tornado line. “For the Passat CC, it provides a connection visual wells of the front wheel at the rear, its three-dimensional expression generates a dynamic tension as well – and that could be taken literally with regard to the stability of the outer metal skin. Equally potent: the high modulation of the door above the chrome strips protection, the emphasis placed by the side of sport and skirts, outside of the wheel wells on the standard 17-inch alloy wheels (or optional 18-inch wheels ).
The front end of the Passat CC shows another side of the face of the Volkswagen. Again, grille, headlamps and unify the engine cowling sedan and coupe worlds. More dominant than on any other Volkswagen, the grille with its two cross-shock absorbers and centrally placed VW logo spans the area between the trapezoidal headlamps. The grille is framed on the surface by a car whose colour V-like shape provides a visual interface to the engine hood with its distinctive dome. At the bottom, three main entrances of air and the lights flashing and fog, left and right, dominate the visual image. The decline of the air borders are formed by a sports car spoiler that optimizes the criterion of Passat CC at higher speeds. An indicator of the Passat CC for the excellent overall qualities is its aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.29 pc.
The rear of the Passat CC is also marked by a quite independent. Large format double tail lights produce a visual image incomparable day and night. A rear spoiler – which was very elegantly worked in the modulation of the trunk lid – tames turbulence of the air and, like his counterpart at the front, generates more downforce. The large rear window visually stretches far into the short but wide-opening tailgate. It is an extension of the line of the roof off. One trick style makes the window even more important and tailgate even smaller: section tailgate directly on the edge of the glass is cross-shaped stripe painted black with a glass similar. From a purely visual, it extends the glass and look at what underlines the dynamic nature of the Passat CC. In the lower section of the bumper, in the meantime, attention is drawn to the chrome strip there, and the continuation of sewing on the side of the threshold.
Panorama sunroof vent
Newly developed for the Passat is a DC electric motor vent panoramic sunroof. The transparent roof is 750 mm long and 1120 mm wide. This mean
Interior: Ergonomics and details
- First Passat with individual seating system in rear
- Four ergonomically shaped sport seats, front climate seats upon request
- Newly designed instruments, door trim and automatic climate control
The Passat CC is a pure four-seater. The coupé philosophy is reflected in the interior with this seat layout as well. In both the front and rear, ergonomically designed sport seats of the highest caliber are used. Overall, it can be said that Volkswagen has succeeded in further refining seating comfort and controls on this four-door coupé. For example, the Passat CC is the first Volkswagen to have a newly developed climate control system user interface, which is quite intuitive and extremely well organized in its layout. The driver and front passenger adjust the temperature using practical rotary knobs, and the selected value is displayed on the control itself. In addition, climate control functions are also shown in the display of the audio system.
The fact is: the cockpit design of the classic Passat was already considered to be exceptionally sporty, elegant and high-end. Now the coupé is also characterized by this basic styling. Re-designed were the entire rear seating area, the instruments, and – as already mentioned – control of the standard climate control system, steering wheel and door trim with accent strips. Available options here include accents in real wood and brushed aluminum. Yet, the decorative strips in the doors not only look good: upon request their entire contours become part of a newly designed ambient lighting system that immerse the interior in an especially pleasant lighting atmosphere at night.
New instruments were developed exclusively for the Passat CC. They bear a clear resemblance to their counterparts on the Phaeton. Their numbers and markings are no longer backlit in blue, rather they glow in a white light. The same applies to the standard multi-functional display that is now also illuminated in white, instead of the usual red. The numeric dials with their chrome bezels and “white on black” appearance not only look very classy, but also offer very good visual contrast for optimal legibility.
Also re-designed were the steering wheels offered on the Passat CC. A total of three leather sport steering wheels are available. They all have three spokes, where the lower spoke was designed as a kind of dual spoke with an integrated metallic accent. Depending on the version, the multifunction keys in the steering wheel can be used to control the trip computer, various assistance systems, the audio system and telephone. On vehicles with automatic transmission, there is also the option of up- and downshifting using the paddles located near the two lateral spokes on the steering wheel.
The Passat CC is being offered with a new generation radio and navigation system that was introduced in 2007. Features of the top version – the RNS 510 – include intuitive touchscreen control and a hard-disk supported navigation system. In conjunction with the “Rear Assist” parking assistance system, when driving in reverse a rearview camera (in the VW emblem) transmits images of the surroundings behind the Passat to the screen. Also newly developed is the “Media-In” multimedia socket. This USB interface can be used to integrate iPods and many other current MP3 and DVD players in the particular audio system installed in the Passat CC. The USB port is located in the glove box. Control is via the Passat CC’s radio or radio-navigation system. Title information is also shown in the display.
Newly developed for the standard 6-way – or optional 12-way – power sport seats in front is a climate control feature (optional at a very low add-on price). The new climate seat actively ventilates the seat and seatback surfaces, improving comfort considerably. About 320 liters of air are exchanged per minute by fan motors that are practically silent. Three-stage control of the climate seat is via a separate switch in the seat trim. The climate seat – always in black – is offered together with leather and fabric seat covers. In addition, two beverage holders were integrated in the center tunnel unit; they can be closed by a sliding cover when not in use.
Maximum long-distance comfort is also offered by the individually contoured seats in the rear. Seat heating like that on the front seats is a optional feature. The sport seats offer – and this differs from a conventional rear bench seat – ergonomically optimized lateral support on the sides of the seatbacks and seat surfaces. Standard features include a center armrest between the two rear seats and an additional storage compartment. As in front, this compartment has two variable beverage holders with sliding cover. When the center armrest is folded down, a pass-through feature makes it possible to stow longer objects such as skis, which extend into the trunk area with its 535 liter volume (with spare wheel well). As an option, the Passat CC can be ordered with 1/3 to 2/3 split folding seatbacks.
Protecting the rear passengers from curious onlookers and the sun is an electrically actuated rear window screen. In addition, tinted privacy glass may be ordered for the rear window and rear side windows (65 percent light absorbing).
Highlights in vehicle dynamics
* Top model comes with the CDC adaptive control chassis
* Assist Lane active leadership with support for more comfort and safety
* Aptive chassis control and new generation of the car perfect performance 4Motion
The Passat CC is available with many new and innovative vehicle dynamics technologies. A highlight here is “Lane Assist” ways keeping the assistant being introduced for the first time on a Volkswagen. The system is able to assist with a corrective steering intervention to help keep the car in its lane. Of course, the system does not exempt drivers of their responsibilities for the due diligence of the vehicle.
Another new feature is DCC adaptive control of the chassis. Adjusting the chassis is a standard feature on the high-end model of the new series of cars, the Passat V6 4Motion CC. Adaptive control of the chassis offers three different programs. Crucial here is that the control system of adaptive chassis improves driving characteristics as a whole. Because the suspension is constantly adapted to road and driving. Also standard equipment on board the high-end model is the latest generation of 4Motion full-time all-wheel drive, which has undergone major advances for development. The result: greater momentum and optimize the active safety.
Another high-end, technology is the “Park Assist” parking aid system. Automatically It guides the Passat CC in a parking lot parallel to the roadway, at the touch of a button. Drivers no longer need to lead in this case, but rather just accelerates and brakes. In addition, there are the “ACC automatic remote control”, which is familiar with the “classic” Passat. Where “ACC” is automatically activated the brakes Passat CC and speeds in a range of preset speed by the driver (0 to 210 kph). “Thanks to Assist Front”, the system can also prevent some cases of frontal collisions. In advance of certain situations, the system puts the brakes preventively in a pre-conditioning, which functions as a system for reducing stopping distance (AWV). “Front Assist” also warns the driver of dangerous situations by visual and sound signals. Even more: If a minimum distance driving is not maintained, in extreme cases, the brake system of the Passat CC to the judgement ( “follow-to-stop”). However, it does not relieve drivers of their responsibilities and allows them to intervene in the process at all times.
Lane Assist – a new way of keeping the assistant by Volkswagen
This pathway active on the system keeping Passat CC counter-steers automatically when it detects that the Passat CC might unintentionally leave its way: a real gain comfort and safety. The reason: About 14 percent of all accidents involving injuries are caused by a vehicle leaving its lane conditions. “Lane Assist” can contribute to the reduction of the rate of accidents. By the way, if the driver is the signal to turn intentionally changing lanes, “Lane Assist” not to intervene. The system is activated via the multifunction display on the Passat CC. The driver chooses the system under the “Lane Assist” from the menu to activate it. While the driver did not turn off the system, from that point forward “Lane Assist” takes effect from the speed of 65 km / h. “Lane Assist” detects road markings via a camera in the vicinity of the rearview mirror or rain sensor. Regardless of the road that are continuous or broken lines as in the case of a center Band. “Lane Assist” also works in the dark. however, the system can not intervene if there is no way of marking.
Once “Lane Assist” has been activated, the driver is informed by a yellow indicator shaped symbol driving lanes in the instrument cluster. As soon as the camera has acquired the right track marks, the symbol lights green. Now, the system is fully active. Once the system indicates that the car left the ideal line, “Lane Assist” counters flying in the opposite direction. Décisif here: counter-steering is very smooth and continuous. If the driver takes his hands on the steering wheel entirely, the system detects and emits a warning, both acoustic and a text message to the group of instruments – so-called demand to regain control – and if the driver did Resume not piloting system switches itself off after eight seconds.
Similarly, the driver can always “crush” the “Lane Assist” flying with just a little force. The way of keeping the assistant does not respond when the driver activates the flashing before crossing on a highway or other marker. Incidentally, “Lane Assist” feature is only possible if the car has “controllable” electro-mechanical power steering, as the Passat CC has as standard equipment.
DCC chassis adaptive control – more dynamic and comfort
When it comes to the chassis, a gain of sportsmanship really perceptible always comes at the expense of comfort, and the reverse is also true. It would be ideal to have a chassis that could continually adapt to driving conditions and the wishes of the driver or passenger car. However, this requires an electrically adjustable suspension. This new “adaptive chassis control” by Volkswagen is offered as standard equipment on the Passat V6 4Motion CC. Not only the suspension of the depreciation characteristic controlled, but the electro-mechanical power steering are approved.
“Adaptive control” chassis offers three programs: “Normal”, “Sport” and “Comfort”. “Sport” and “Comfort” will be selected by a push button on the right lever gearshift. Décisif here is the fact that the driving characteristics are improved by adaptive chassis monitoring. Because the suspension adapts constantly on the road and driving conditions. In addition, the system responds to the acceleration, braking and steering inputs. It resolves the conflict between the objectives of stiffness and a sport suspension and comfortable suspension. For drivers and their passengers is felt that significantly improved in ride comfort.
In the “Sport” program, on the other hand, the Passat CC turns into a sports car agile, since the suspension was tightened considerably, and at the same time increasing the power of direction is reduced more direct with the setting page. The opposite is the case in “Comfort” mode. Comfort is significantly improved, especially on bad roads and slow while driving; characteristic of the suspension is similar to that of a luxury saloon in the style of the Phaeton.
Components of the new “adaptive chassis control system will consist of four feature dampers with the control board, a control module of the bridge, which serves as an interface for data networks CAN Passat in the CC, for the three sensors measurement of the movement of the wheels, three sensors for the measurement of the body movements and a control module of the suspension. The “Normal”, “Sport” and “Comfort” modes are also indicated in the instrument cluster.
4Motion – the latest generation of all-wheel drive
A standard on the V6 Passat 4Motion CC is the latest generation of Volkswagen’s all-wheel drive. 4Motion has experienced significant progress in development compared to the implementation so far. Above all, the transfer of power between the front and rear axles – and therefore all wheels clutch – shows significant progress compared to the previous generation. The most important among them: the activation of all-wheel drive does not require a difference in speed between the front and rear axles. The result: additional gains in safety and active.
Details of the system on the Passat 4Motion CC: electro-hydraulic clutch all-wheel works in an oil bath. Different than the previous generation, the development pressure is provided by an electric pump. The multi-plate clutch system itself has been integrated into the rear axle drive. The electric pump provides oil to the reservoir pressure which the pressure is 30 bars. An ECU calculates the ideal drive torque on the rear axle and regulates, through a tap, how much the oil pressure is transmitted to the piston of the multi-plate clutch. In this process, the contact pressure on the clutch plate is proportional to the desired torque to the rear axle. The couple may be transferable continuously varied by the magnitude of the pressure on the clutch plates. Compared to the previous generation 4MOTION, the system works as a function of drag because the pressure is always available. When starting from a stop and accelerating, slipping wheel to the front axle is prevented even more intensely since the ECU dynamic torque control based on the distribution of axle loads. In extreme cases, it is always possible to run nearly 100 percent of the couple’s car to the rear axle.
General outline CC Passat chassis:
The Passat CC shows how a modern front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive chassis should accomplish in terms of comfort and handling properties. The four-link rear suspension, which is acoustically decoupled from the body through a subframe, suspension before McPherson designed with aluminium components and electro-mechanical steering ensure all the agility, comfort and Security at the highest level.
The chassis technology is perfected with the ESP system to stabilize the trailer, which is standard equipment worldwide. Going beyond familiar ESP functions, when a trailer was towed, the system ensures the early detection of the dreaded trailer swaying and the reduced through interventions brake and engine.
The front suspension of the Passat CC is based on the principle McPherson mounted with lower A-arms and MacPherson struts. This suspension is very light and offers many advantages. In the area of the accident particularly rigid and optimized suspension subframe alone, 4.5 kilogrammes have been adjusted compared to a conventional sheet steel. Still very light cross-cutting linkages are made from forged aluminum. Here, the advantage of weight relative to the sheet steel for a total of 4.2 kilograms. Construction Methods light are particularly useful when it comes to unsprung masses. Therefore, in addition to cutting the link, the link bearings are also made of aluminum. The advantage here is the weight 3.2 kg. Thanks to a specially designed, it is also possible to save 1.4 kilogrammes in the stabilizer. Different methods of construction slight reduction in the weight of the front suspension by a total of 13.3 kilograms. And that means: more comfort, more dynamic and better fuel economy.
The Passat CC has a four-link rear suspension. It is also very light and offer a high level of ride comfort and stability. A layout of the link, it is possible to adjust the dynamic longitudinal and transverse separately. The separation of functions watch and driving dynamics optimal security on the one hand and very impressive ride comfort, on the other.
The four-link rear suspension consists of a decoupled subframe to which direction elbow is connected via the spring arm, and the tie rod transverse arms upward in a transverse direction. Wheel locate in the longitudinal direction is provided by the mobile arm. Also used on the rear suspension are optimized tube weight stabilizers. Decisive for the very good comfort of the Passat CC is the fact that the rear suspension is decoupled from the body via the subframe. This isolation is achieved by four bearings, rubber and metal. The bearing rubber mixture was chosen to meet the requirements when driving dynamics operating in an ideal way. The result: the isolation of the student subframe acoustic comfort and driving comfort and luxury class.
Engines and transmissions
- Passat CC consumes just 5.8 liters diesel as TDI
- Launch phase with one turbo-diesel and two gasoline engines; power range from 140 PS to 300 PS
- Common-rail turbo-diesel already satisfies future Euro-5 emissions standard for the year 2009
Volkswagen will offer the Passat CC exclusively with highly advanced direct-injection engines worldwide. The gasoline engines (TSI and V6) satisfy the Euro-4 emissions standard. The turbo-diesels (TDI) offered in Europe fulfill the Euro-5 standard that goes into effect in 2009. At the time of its European market introduction, two gasoline engines (160 PS and 300 PS) and a TDI (140 PS) will be available. A TSI with 200 PS and a powerful 170 PS TDI will follow.
TSI with 160 PS
In Europe, a TSI engine with power output of 118 kW / 160 PS (at 5,000 rpm) offers entry into the world of the Passat CC. The turbocharged four-cylinder is exceptionally fuel efficient (average fuel consumption: 7.6 liters/100 km) and torque-strong (maximum of 250 Newton-meter at a low 1,500 rpm). With this new engine, the Passat CC reaches a speed of 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds; its top speed is 222 km/h. This TSI is shifted via a manual six-speed gearbox as standard equipment; as an option it can be paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) that is an entirely new development.
TSI with 200 PS
At the next power level the Passat CC is powered by a strong 147 kW / 200 PS (at 5,100 rpm) TSI. It too has a turbocharger, and it too shines with very good torque and fuel economy values. Over 100 kilometers this 280 Newton-meter (starting at 1,700 rpm) torque-strong four-cylinder consumes just 7.9 liters of fuel. Despite this, it serves up a top speed of 237 km/h. The Passat CC with this engine handles the sprint to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. As an alternative to the standard manual six-speed gearbox, a six-speed automatic is available here.
V6 with 300 PS
The strongest gasoline engine in the Passat CC is a 3.6 liter displacement six cylinder delivering 220 kW / 300 PS (at 6,600 rpm). It develops a maximum torque of 350 Newton-meter (from 2,400 rpm) and accelerates the four-door coupé to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. Its average fuel consumption is 10.1 liters. The car’s top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The Passat CC V6 is offered with the latest generation of 4MOTION full-time all-wheel drive as standard equipment. The top model is shifted via the automated DSG dual clutch transmission.
2.0 TDI with 140 PS and 170 PS
In the European market, the Passat CC is also being launched with a TDI engine that is as economical as it is clean and torque-strong. This new common rail diesel outputs 103 kW / 140 PS. There will also be a common rail TDI with 125 kW / 170 PS. While the “small” TDI develops a maximum torque of 320 Newton-meter starting at a low 1,750 rpm, maximum torque on the “large” TDI is already 350 Newton-meter (from 1,750 rpm). In the 140 PS version, the Passat CC accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 213 km/h. This contrasts with average fuel consumption of just 5.8 liters diesel per 100 kilometers. With 170 PS the Passat CC TDI is 227 km/h fast. The Volkswagen puts the classic sprint to 100 km/h behind it in 8.6 seconds. Also excellent is its low fuel consumption of 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Either of the TDIs may be ordered with the innovative DSG dual clutch transmission as an option.
6-speed and 7-speed DSG
Five years ago, Volkswagen introduced the first production dual-clutch transmission in the world: the 6-speed DSG. That marked the beginning of the Volkswagen dual-clutch transmission’s winning ways. Since then more than a million 6-speed DSGs have been sold. Just in the past year volume was about 400,000. On the Passat CC, besides the 6-speed DSG, the new 7-speed DSG is also used for engines outputting greater than 250 Newton-meter torque. It was developed for high-volume engines with up to 250 Newton-meter torque and therefore also for the new 160-PS TSI of the Passat CC.
The new 7-speed DSG, like its counterpart with its six forward gears, is a pure Volkswagen development. In designing this intelligent automatic transmission, the focus was on combining the comfort of a conventional automatic with the economy and dynamics of a manual transmission. The overall potential of the dual-clutch transmission for reducing fuel consumption is enormous, regardless of the Volkswagen in which it is operating: compared to a manual transmission savings amount to up to twelve percent, depending on the engine; compared to an automatic with lock-up torque converter it is as much as 20 percent.
- New Passat CC produced at Volkswagen plant in Emden
- Bestseller plant: German Emden plant produces the Passat exclusively
- Showcase plant: € 372 million currently being invested at Emden site
The Volkswagen plant in the Northern German city of Emden is producing all Passat versions and therefore the new Passat CC as well. The bestselling car series is manufactured at a production site measuring a total of 4.1 million square meters; 1.6 million square meters of this is building space. The plant location is ideal, since it is in the immediate vicinity of the international shipping port of Emden, from which the Passat CC can be delivered to all continents. The plant itself is among the most advanced and sustainable plants in the world. For example, there is a network of wind generators on the site, which together generate 4.5 megawatts of electrical power. Moreover, the plant has its own test track.
2005 was the start-up year for the 6th generation of Passats. Since 2001, the most advanced stamping plant in Europe has been operating in Emden. In the recently built halls of the stamping plant with total space of 28,000 square meters, there are two large-scale vacuum transfer presses, each of which has a gross stamping force of 73,000 kilonewtons. They are capable of producing about 20,000 stamped parts per day.
The Volkswagen plant is the largest industrial employer in the region. About 7,900 men and women are currently employed at the Emden site.
A special aspect of the Emden site, as mentioned, is its immediate vicinity to the Emden harbor, a key transfer point for vehicle loading. About a million new vehicles are imported and exported annually here. Several times a week ships depart from the port, e.g. in the direction of North America and Japan. Vehicles are transported to Great Britain almost daily. Most export vehicles are brought to the port by railway. Up to 200 railroad cars arrive in Emden with vehicles daily. At a so-called transfer platform the cars are unloaded and then driven onto the ships at the port.
In its early years, after the plant was founded in the year 1964, it specialized in production of the Beetle, primarily for the North American market. A total of 2,360,591 cars were produced here until the model was discontinued in 1978. In the reception hall of the plant, visitors are greeted by the last Beetle from Germany. The Passat has been built in Emden since 1977. In November 2007, the 15 millionth Passat left the assembly line in Emden. About six million units of this bestseller were built at Emden alone. With the launch of the new Passat CC, the waits between production celebrations promise to become even shorter.