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Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AFN, AVG
(81 kW /
110 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AJM, ATJ
(85 kW /
115 hp)
08.1998 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 T AEB, ANB, APU, ATW, AUG
(110 kW /
150 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 ADR, APT, ARG
(92 kW /
125 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.6 ADP, AHL, ANA, ARM
(74 kW /
101 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AHH, AHU
(66 kW /
90 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI Syncro/4motion AFN, AVG
(81 kW /
110 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 V6 Syncro/4motion ACK, AHA, ALG, APR, AQD
(142 kW /
193 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI 4motion AJM, ATJ
(85 kW /
115 hp)
08.1999 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Spare parts - Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.3 VR5 AGZ
(110 kW /
150 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 Syncro/4motion ADR, APT, ARG
(92 kW /
125 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.3 VR5 Syncro/4motion AGZ
(110 kW /
150 hp)
10.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI AVB
(74 kW /
101 hp)
02.2000 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.5 TDI AFB, AKN
(110 kW /
150 hp)
07.1998 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.5 TDI Syncro/4motion AFB, AKN
(110 kW /
150 hp)
12.1998 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 V6 ACK, AHA, APR, AQD
(142 kW /
193 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 AFY
(85 kW /
115 hp)
06.1997 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.0 ASU, AUZ
(88 kW /
120 hp)
04.2000 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 V6 4motion ATX
(140 kW /
190 hp)
09.1999 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 Syncro AGE
(132 kW /
180 hp)
05.1997 -
09.1999
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.8 AEB
(112 kW /
152 hp)
01.2000 -
12.2001
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 V6 AGE
(132 kW /
180 hp)
09.1997 -
09.1999
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 V6 ATX
(140 kW /
190 hp)
09.1999 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.0 4motion ASU, AUZ
(88 kW /
120 hp)
04.2000 -
11.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 AHA
(128 kW /
174 hp)
05.1997 -
12.2000
Auto information
  • 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 ...
Volkswagen PASSAT Variant (3B5) 2.8 Syncro AHA
(128 kW /
174 hp)
09.1998 -
12.1999
Auto information
  • 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 ...
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Spark Plug | RIDEX 686S0002 Parts Details
  • Spanner Size: 16
  • Outer thread [mm]: 14
  • Thread Length [mm]: 19
  • Spark Position [mm]: 3
  • Thread Pitch [mm]: 1,25
  • Electrode Gap [mm]: 0,9
  • Tightening Torque [Nm]: 28
  • Number of Poles: 1
  • Tightening angle [degrees]: 90
  • Condition: New
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RIDEX Spark Plug 686S0002
Spark Plug Spanner size: 16 (RIDEX, 686S0002)
Article №: 686S0002
£ 1,51
£ 1,96**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Spark Plug | RIDEX 686S0005 Parts Details
  • Spanner Size: 16
  • Outer thread [mm]: 14
  • Thread Length [mm]: 19
  • Spark Position [mm]: 3
  • Thread Pitch [mm]: 1,25
  • Electrode Gap [mm]: 0,9
  • Tightening Torque [Nm]: 28
  • Number of Poles: 2
  • Tightening angle [degrees]: 90
  • Condition: New
In stock
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RIDEX Spark Plug 686S0005
Spark Plug Spanner size: 16 (RIDEX, 686S0005)
Article №: 686S0005
£ 1,91
£ 2,48**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Engine Oil | CASTROL 15669E Parts Details
  • Product line: EDGE TITANIUM FST
  • Version: LL
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 5W-30
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Full Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: ACEA C3
  • Manufacturer Release: Porsche C30, MB 229.31, VW 504 00, MB 229.51, VW 507 00
  • Packing Type: Canister
  • Condition: New
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CASTROL Engine Oil 15669E
Engine Oil 5W-30, Capacity: 5l, Full Synthetic Oil (CASTROL, 15669E)
Article №: 15669E
£ 49,46
£ 64,24**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Engine Oil | OPEL GM 19 42 003 Parts Details
  • Product line: DEXOS2™
  • Version: SUPER SYNTHETIC
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 5W-30
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: API SM, API CF, ACEA A3, ACEA B3, ACEA B4, ACEA C3
  • Manufacturer Release: VW 502 00, VW 505 00, VW 505 01, BMW Longlife-04, dexos2, MB 229.51, GM LL-A-025, GM LL-B-025
  • Condition: New
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OPEL GM Engine Oil 19 42 003
Engine Oil 5W-30, Capacity: 5l, Synthetic Oil (OPEL GM, 19 42 003)
Article №: 19 42 003
£ 23,65
£ 30,72**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Wheel Bolt | FEBI BILSTEIN 09801 Parts Details
  • Spanner Size: 17
  • Length [mm]: 48
  • Thread Length [mm]: 27
  • Wheel Fastening: Ball seat A/G
  • Screw length below head [mm]: 27
  • Colour: Silver
  • Fitting Position: Front Axle, Rear Axle
  • Weight [kg]: 0,062
  • Outer thread [mm]: M14 x 1,5
  • Quality/ Grade: 8.8
  • Surface: Zinc-coated
  • Bolt Head-/Nut Design: Male Hex
  • Observe service information
  • Material: Steel
  • Outer diameter [mm]: 23,0
  • Quantity: 20
  • Condition: New
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FEBI BILSTEIN Wheel Bolt 09801
Wheel Bolt Spanner size: 17, Length: 48mm (FEBI BILSTEIN, 09801)
Article №: 09801
£ 2,28
£ 2,96**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Engine Oil | CASTROL 15A4D5 Parts Details
  • Product line: GTX
  • Version: Ultraclean A3/B4
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 10W-40
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Part Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: ACEA A3, API SL, ACEA B3, ACEA B4, API CF
  • Manufacturer Release: MB 229.1, VW 501 01, Fiat 9.55535-D2, Fiat 9.55535-G2, VW 505 00
  • Packing Type: Canister
  • Condition: New
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CASTROL Engine Oil 15A4D5
Engine Oil 10W-40, Capacity: 5l, Part Synthetic Oil (CASTROL, 15A4D5)
Article №: 15A4D5
£ 25,01
£ 32,48**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Brake Pad Set, disc brake | 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]: 17,2
  • WVA Number: 20961, 23554
  • Supplementary Article/Info 2: with brake caliper screws
  • Supplementary Article/Supplementary Info: with accessories
  • Brake System: Lucas
  • Condition: New
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BREMBO Brake Pad Set, disc brake P 85 020
Brake Pad Set, disc brake excl. wear warning contact, with brake caliper screws, with accessories (BREMBO, P 85 020)
Article №: P 85 020
£ 16,72
£ 21,72**
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PASSAT Variant (3B5) Engine Oil | OPEL GM 19 42 046 Parts Details
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 10W-40
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Part Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: ACEA A3, ACEA B3, API SL, API CF
  • Condition: New
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OPEL GM Engine Oil 19 42 046
Engine Oil 10W-40, Capacity: 5l, Part Synthetic Oil (OPEL GM, 19 42 046)
Article №: 19 42 046
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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.