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by Tim Beissmann

The 2011 Volkswagen Passat CC has been updated in Australia with improvements to efficiency coming at no extra cost to customers.

Both models – the Passat CC 125TDI and the Passat CC V6 FSI – now come standard with regenerative braking, while the diesel model also benefits from start-stop engine technology.

The 125TDI now uses 5.7 litres/100km of fuel on the combined cycle and emits 150g/km CO2 (down from 6.3 litres/100km and 166g/km). Engine performance from the 2.0-litre unit is unchanged at 125kW and 350Nm, and 0-100km/h acceleration remains at 8.6 seconds.

The addition of brake energy recuperation to the V6 FSI model takes combined cycle fuel consumption from 10.5 litres/100km to 9.7 litres/100km. Emissions are also significantly reduced from 254g/km to 227g/km. The 3.6-litre V6 petrol continues to produce 220kW of power and 350Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 5.6 seconds.

A number of new features introduced to the new Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon range are also now available in the Passat CC. Buyers can now option in Adpative Cruise Control with front assist and city emergency brake, Park Assist 2 and Lane Assist.

Standard features carried over from the pre-update model include panoramic glass roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, four individual sports seats with Nappa leather upholstery and automatic headlights.

2011 Volkswagen Passat CC manufacturer’s list prices (before government and dealer charges):

  • 125TDI six-speed DSG – $54,990
  • V6 FSI six-speed DSG – $64,990



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