2017 VW Passat GTE is Volkswagen’s Plug-in hybrid sedan that can returns 148 mpg economy rating. Compared to the standard car, it is easy and fun to drive the Passat GTE. You will love its very low 44g/km emissions and the smart styling and roomy cabin. The car will be more reasonable priced if the electric-only E-mode is maximized. But you can save more money by choosing one of the amazing diesels. The Passat GTE is the cleanest model in the family.
2017 VW Passat GTE Engine
Similar to the Golf GTE, the 2017 VW Passat GTE generate a total of 215bhp and 400Nm of torque from a combination of electric motor and 1.4 TSI petrol engine good for 154bhp and 250Nm of torque paired with a six-speed DSG transmission. It is 280kg weight more than the standard 1.4 TSI Passat as a result of the motor, batteries, wiring and cooling system, but if charged for four hour it can also go up to 81mph for 31 miles in electric-only mode. To make the most of fuel economy, it is best to use EV mode for short journey on a regular basis.
2017 VW Passat GTE Interior
It is not easy to see the eco capabilities of the GTE Except for half round LED running lights and a slim blue line on top of the radiator grille. Similar to the exterior case, the inside is open and spacious and rear seats can be folded flat. But, below the rear seat, there is the lithium-ion batteries installed leading to the 50 liter fuel tank to be moved and takes space for the underfloor storage. In place of a RPM meter, an energy gauge and another meter for the battery charge is placed in the instrument panel. At any time you want, the energy flow and the hybrid system operation of the 2017 VW Passat GTE are some information you can see on the dash-mounted touchscreen.