Sporty And Stylish Volkswagen Passat CC
The Volkswagen Passat CC is the sportier and more stylish version of standard Passat. Before it came in with four seats only, but now the five seat option is also available. Like its predecessor, the new Passat CC is also a comfortable and quite car to drive. There are many engines to choose from, the petrols include 1.8 TSI with 158bhp and a 207bh 2.0 TSI and diesel option is a 2.0TDI with 138bhp and 168bhp then there is range topping 296bhp 3.6 litre V6 petrol. The Passat CC is the best looking car in Volkswagen range. The design has been refreshed by the tweaks such as the headlights and bumper rearrangement. The standard kit has also been improved. The top end models come with large alloys.
The full CC range gets the Sports suspension as standard which is a bit firm than the standard one. The firmer suspension hasn’t compromised the comfort while the drive is sharper than ever. Adaptive bumpers is another feature of the CC, they operate in three modes Comfort, Normal and Sport. The entry level 1.8 TSI engine might be quick enough but is thirsty on the fuel. The best option is to go for the 168bhp 2.0 TDI which is as fast as the petrol but is much more fuel efficient. The range toping 3.6 litre V6 petrol is as quick as you can get doing 0-62mph in 5.6secs.
Passat CC hasn’t been tested for the Euro NCAP rating yet. It has been more than four years since it was launched and there are no reports of any major faults. Many of the mechanicals are the same as standard Passat which has a five star Euro NCAP rating. The standard safety kit includes six airbags, antilock brake system and electronic stability control. Option of three seat rear bench has made the Passat CC more practical but you can choose the four seat arrangement that will provide a huge amount of room for the rear passengers.
The boot space is 532 litres which is huge for the sporty shape. The boot space is larger than Audi A4 and Mercedes C Class. The Passat CC comes with impressive standard equipment such as climate control, Air con, electrically adjustable front seats, touch screen music system, Bluetooth connectivity and many controls on the steering wheel. Overall the cabin is well built and has a premium feel. Being a sports version, the Passat CC is not expected to come in economical or smaller engines. The best it can do is 60.1 mpg at 125g/km of carbon emissions when powered by the 138 bhp 2.0 TDI diesel. The range topping 3.6 litre V6 petrol returns only 30.4mpg. Volkswagen offers a fixed service plan that covers 30,000 miles or three years.