Volkswagen has releases photos and details for the Passat R-Line.
The package will be offered for both sedan and station wagon versions. Based on the Euro-spec model, the car features new bumpers, revised side skirts and a gloss black rear diffuser. There's also a body-color spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension (that reduces the ride height by 15mm) and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Passat R Line comes with a choice of three gasoline engines (122 hp, 160 hp, and 210 hp) and three diesel engines (105 hp, 140 hp and 170 hp), all of the turbocharged four-cylinder variety. Strangely, what you can’t get in the R Line is our favorite engine: the naturally aspirated 300-hp, 3.6-liter VR6. The previous-generation, European-market Passat R36 was offered exclusively with that engine.
The interior design in the Volkswagen Passat R Line hasn’t been left aside either by the car manufacturer and the cabin is now getting “Kyalami” design sports seats, titanium silver inserts on the dashboard, center console and door panels, stainless steel elements on the pedals, leather wrapped sports steering wheel and the R Line logo on the front door sill plates.
The new Passat R-Line starts at 30,225 Euros in Germany. The company is also offering the R-Line as a 990 Euro package for the Comfortline and Highline variants.
Sporty R-line equipment for the Passat
Wolfsburg, 02 May 2012 - The Passat range continues to expand: As a completely independent line of equipment will be offering the new Volkswagen Passat R-Line. Positioned as a particularly sporty model is available from 30 225 € in Germany.
On the outside, the newly designed bumper and side skirts set in the R-sporty styling accents. These belong in the front area of ??particularly large cooling air inlet with the R-Line logo in the grille and integrated fog lamps. The rear of the new Passat R-Line is in the "Gloss Black" dominated painted diffuser. Also affect the dynamic and elegant roof spoiler in body color, and not least the silver anodized roof railing. The features of the Passat R-Line, the dynamically tuned sports suspension, lowering the suspension by 15 millimeters belong (except for vehicles with DCC) and the 17-inch alloy wheels type "Mallory" in titanium silver with 235 mobility tires (optional 18-inch).
The Passat R-Line also scores in the interior with numerous equipment details: In addition to the sports seats in design "Kyalami" the decorative inserts in "titanium silver" in the dashboard, door panels and center console for extra sportiness. A sports leather steering wheel and stainless steel elements on the pedals and the front door sill plates with R-Line logo round out the features.
For the Passat and Passat Variant, there is now also an optional "R line package design" (for Comfortline and Highline). It includes the R-line bumper, the rear or roof spoiler in body color, newly designed side sills in styling as well as the R-R-Line logo on the radiator grille. The design package for the Passat and Passat Variant is a price of 990, - Euros.