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First official Passat Estate pictures released

Volkswagen has issued the first pictures of the new Passat estate, ahead of its launch in the UK in November.

Like its saloon counterpart, the new Passat Estate features four-link rear suspension and transversely-mounted engines. A Bluetooth telephone unit and a benchmark 600W RMS Dynaudio sound system, a standard-fit electronic handbrake and a 2Zone Climatronic system are all included.

The model will come equipped with the choice of six engines from its UK launch, including: 1.6-litre FSI 113bhp; 2.0-litre FSI 148bhp; 2.0-litre T-FSI 198bhp; and 3.2-litre FSI V6 248bhp petrol engines, plus 1.9-litre TDI 103bhp and 2.0-litre TDI 138bhp diesels with high pressure Pumpe Düse unit injection. A 2.0-litre TDI 168bhp will follow later.

Volkswagen’s DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) will be available on TDI models, with six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission available on 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre FSI engines.

UK prices and specification details of the new model will be released closer to the new model’s launch date.

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