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Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AFN, AVG
(81 /
110 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.9 TDI
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 81
    Power [hp] 110
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1896
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603361
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AJM, ATJ
(85 /
115 )
08.1998 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.9 TDI
    Year (from-to): 08.1998 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 85
    Power [hp] 115
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1896
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603476
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 T AEB, ANB, APU, ATW, AUG
(110 /
150 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.8 T
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 110
    Power [hp] 150
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1781
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603363
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 ADR, APT, ARG
(92 /
125 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.8
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 92
    Power [hp] 125
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1781
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603362
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.6 ADP, AHL, ANA, ARM
(74 /
101 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.6
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 74
    Power [hp] 101
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1595
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603360
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AHH, AHU
(66 /
90 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.9 TDI
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 66
    Power [hp] 90
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1896
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603359
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI Syncro/4motion AFN, AVG
(81 /
110 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.9 TDI Syncro/4motion
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 81
    Power [hp] 110
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1896
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603371
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 V6 Syncro/4motion ACK, AHA, ALG, APR, AQD, ATQ
(142 /
193 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 V6 Syncro/4motion
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 142
    Power [hp] 193
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603367
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI 4motion AJM, ATJ
(85 /
115 )
08.1999 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.9 TDI 4motion
    Year (from-to): 08.1999 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 85
    Power [hp] 115
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1896
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603552
Spare parts for Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.3 VR5 AGZ
(110 /
150 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.3 VR5
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 110
    Power [hp] 150
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2324
    Cylinders 5
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603364
PASSAT Variant 3B5 1.8 Syncro/4motion ADR, APT, ARG
(92 /
125 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.8 Syncro/4motion
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 92
    Power [hp] 125
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1781
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603369
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.3 VR5 Syncro/4motion AGZ
(110 /
150 )
10.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.3 VR5 Syncro/4motion
    Year (from-to): 10.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 110
    Power [hp] 150
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2324
    Cylinders 5
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603448
PASSAT Variant 3B5 1.9 TDI AVB
(74 /
101 )
02.2000 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.9 TDI
    Year (from-to): 02.2000 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 74
    Power [hp] 101
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1896
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603571
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.5 TDI AFB, AKN
(110 /
150 )
07.1998 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.5 TDI
    Year (from-to): 07.1998 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 110
    Power [hp] 150
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2496
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 4
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603474
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.5 TDI Syncro/4motion AFB, AKN
(110 /
150 )
12.1998 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.5 TDI Syncro/4motion
    Year (from-to): 12.1998 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 110
    Power [hp] 150
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2496
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 4
    Engine type Diesel
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Diesel
    Fuel handling Direct Injection
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603496
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 V6 ACK, AHA, APR, AQD, ATQ
(142 /
193 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 V6
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 142
    Power [hp] 193
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system Hydraulic
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603365
PASSAT Variant 3B5 1.8 AFY
(85 /
115 )
06.1997 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 1.8
    Year (from-to): 06.1997 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 85
    Power [hp] 115
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1781
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.0 ASU, AUZ
(88 /
120 )
04.2000 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.0
    Year (from-to): 04.2000 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 88
    Power [hp] 120
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1984
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603556
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 V6 4motion ATX
(140 /
190 )
09.1999 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 V6 4motion
    Year (from-to): 09.1999 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 140
    Power [hp] 190
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 Syncro AGE
(132 /
180 )
05.1997 -
09.1999
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 Syncro
    Year (from-to): 05.1997 - 09.1999
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 132
    Power [hp] 180
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 1.8 AEB
(112 /
152 )
01.2000 -
12.2001
Technical data
  • Type 1.8
    Year (from-to): 01.2000 - 12.2001
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 112
    Power [hp] 152
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1781
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 V6 AGE
(132 /
180 )
09.1997 -
09.1999
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 V6
    Year (from-to): 09.1997 - 09.1999
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 132
    Power [hp] 180
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 V6 ATX
(140 /
190 )
09.1999 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 V6
    Year (from-to): 09.1999 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 140
    Power [hp] 190
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.0 4motion ASU, AUZ
(88 /
120 )
04.2000 -
11.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.0 4motion
    Year (from-to): 04.2000 - 11.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 88
    Power [hp] 120
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 1984
    Cylinders 4
  • Valves per combustion chamber 2
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • 0603557
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 AHA
(128 /
174 )
05.1997 -
12.2000
Technical data
  • Type 2.8
    Year (from-to): 05.1997 - 12.2000
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive Front Wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 128
    Power [hp] 174
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
PASSAT Variant 3B5 2.8 Syncro AHA
(128 /
174 )
09.1998 -
12.1999
Technical data
  • Type 2.8 Syncro
    Year (from-to): 09.1998 - 12.1999
Car body
  • Car body type Estate
    Type of drive All-wheel Drive
Technical data
  • Power [kW] 128
    Power [hp] 174
    Cylinder capacity (cc) 2771
    Cylinders 6
  • Valves per combustion chamber 5
    Engine type Petrol Engine
    Transmission ---
  • Fuel type Petrol
    Fuel handling Intake Manifold Injection/ Carburettor
    Braking system ...
Vehicle identification number
  • ...
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Passat 3b5 1997 Spark Plug original DENSO K20TT Parts Details
  • Product line: Nickel TT
  • Spanner Size: 16
  • Thread Length [mm]: 19
  • Spark Plug: 1 - Earthed Electrode
  • Tightening Torque [Nm]: 22
  • Diameter [mm]: 14
  • Weight [g]: 43
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 2001: DENSO K20TT
Spark Plug Spanner size: 16 (DENSO, K20TT)
Article №: K20TT
£ 3,05
£ 4,24**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 1998 Spark Plug original NGK 2397 Parts Details
  • Spanner Size: 16 mm
  • Outer thread [mm]: 14,0
  • Thread Length [mm]: 19,0
  • Spark Position [mm]: 5,2
  • Spark Plug: Fixed SAE connector, Nickel Middle Electrode, 3 - Earthed Electrode, interference Suppression 1kOhm, with gasket seat
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 2000: NGK 2397
Spark Plug Spanner size: 16 mm (NGK, 2397)
Article №: 2397
£ 5,21
£ 7,24**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 1999 Spark Plug original NGK 1496 Parts Details
  • Product line: LPG Laser Line
  • Spanner Size: 16
  • Outer thread [mm]: 14,0
  • Spark Plug: Fixed SAE connector, Iridium Middle Electrode
  • Fuel Type: CNG/LPG
  • Recommended replace interval [km]: 60000
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 1999: NGK 1496
Spark Plug Spanner size: 16, CNG/LPG (NGK, 1496)
Article №: 1496
£ 15,64
£ 21,72**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 2000 Rubber Ring original BOSCH 1 280 210 796 Parts Details
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 1998: BOSCH 1 280 210 796
Rubber Ring (BOSCH, 1 280 210 796)
Article №: 1 280 210 796
£ 3,40
£ 4,72**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 2001 Brake Pad Set, disc brake original DELPHI LP1672 Parts Details
  • Quantity Unit: Axle Set
  • Wear Warning Contact: with integrated wear sensor, 0
  • Height 1 [mm]: 74
  • Height 2 [mm]: 74
  • Width 2 [mm]: 156
  • Width 1 [mm]: 156
  • Thickness 1 [mm]: 20
  • Thickness 2 [mm]: 20
  • Number of pads: 8
  • WVA Number: 21938
  • Test Mark: E1 90R - 01881/567
  • Brake System: Continental
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 1997: DELPHI LP1672
Brake Pad Set, disc brake with integrated wear sensor, 0 (DELPHI, LP1672)
Article №: LP1672
£ 25,00
£ 34,72**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 1997 Suspension Kit, coil springs / shock absorbers original BILSTEIN 47-086937 Parts Details
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Registration Type: Conditions see certificates
  • Suspension: Threaded Suspension (height adjustable), for vehicles without electronic suspension control
  • Product line: - B14 PSS
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 2001: BILSTEIN 47-086937
Suspension Kit, coil springs / shock absorbers (BILSTEIN, 47-086937)
Article №: 47-086937
£ 825,09
£ 1145,96**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 1998 Engine Oil original COMMA PRO5L Parts Details
  • ACEA specification: C3
  • Product line: Prolife
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 5W-30
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: ACEA C3
  • Manufacturer Approval: VW 504 00, Porsche C30, MB 229.51, BMW Longlife-04, VW 507 00
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 2000: COMMA PRO5L
Engine Oil 5W-30, Capacity: 5l, Synthetic Oil (COMMA, PRO5L)
Article №: PRO5L
£ 38,33
£ 53,24**
(£ 7,67 for 1 litre)
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
Passat 3b5 1999 Brake Pad Set, disc brake original BREMBO P 85 020 Parts Details
  • Quantity Unit: Axle Set
  • Wear Warning Contact: excl. wear warning contact
  • Height [mm]: 53
  • Width [mm]: 87
  • Thickness [mm]: 17
  • WVA Number: 20961, 23554
  • Supplementary Article/Info 2: with brake caliper screws
  • Supplementary Article/Supplementary Info 0
  • Brake System: Lucas
  • Condition: New
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Quality spare parts for Passat 3b5 1999: BREMBO P 85 020
Brake Pad Set, disc brake excl. wear warning contact, with brake caliper screws, 0 (BREMBO, P 85 020)
Article №: P 85 020
£ 17,97
£ 24,96**
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs

Volkswagen Passat B5 Estate (3B5) cars: technical specifications, versions and trim levels

Volkswagen Passat 3B5 cars became a demonstration of the German manufacturer’s ideas on new quality standards for all brand’s models. Creating a comfortable, reliable and safe car with rich equipment was the set aim. A 5-door estate, which was launched in 1997 and produced till 2000, fully complied with these requirements. Its body was zinc-coated and had an 11-year warranty, equipment list included innovative technical solutions, many of them safety-improving, and a driver with four passengers could comfortably seat inside. The fifth generation estate car repeatedly took “The Best Family Car” title: in 1999 from the reputable “Auto Express” magazine and in 1998 from the British “Which?” magazine. You can buy spare parts for Volkswagen Passat 3B5 in our online-shop. Thanks to numerous promotions and significant discounts you will be able to purchase high-quality components inexpensively. Moreover, there is a possibility to save on delivery: it can be free.

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Passat 3B5

VW Passat 3B5 estate was larger than its predecessor: its length was 4675 mm, width – 1740 mm, height – 1459 mm. Thanks to increased external dimensions, the car cabin became more spacious, especially for rear seat occupants. Road clearance was reduced to 110 mm, which helped to improve handling and added stability to the car on the road. It could be up to 124 mm for some modifications to improve vehicle roadability. The luggage compartment capacity varied between 495 and 1600 litres.

Main modifications

26 modifications of Volkswagen Passat 3B5 (1997–2000) were released during production years: 14 petrol and 12 diesel ones. One of the most interesting was the 2.5 TDI 4Motion MT.

This all-wheel drive car was equipped with a V-engine developing up to 150 hp. A direct fuel injection system, turbocharger and manual transmission provided excellent dynamic characteristics with low fuel consumption. Time of acceleration to 100 km/h was only 10 seconds, and maximum speed of the estate car was 212 km/h. Meanwhile, fuel consumption on the highway was only 6 litres, 6.1 litres – in a combined cycle and 10.8 – in the city. The front multi-link suspension provided excellent handling. And the 4Motion part-time all-wheel drive system promoted efficient engine power distribution. Loading capacity of the car was 643 kg.

Configurations of Passat 3B5

Passat 3B5 cars were produced in four main trim levels – Base, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Even in the basic configuration the cars were notable for quite an extensive equipment list: front power windows, height-adjustable driver’s and front passenger seats, 4 airbags, railings on the roof. The dashboard was trimmed with high-quality soft plastic, while the steering wheel and gear lever – with leather. Inserts, imitating natural wood, served for interior decoration.