Rumor: VW Works on 2014 Passat?

VW Passat Alltrack

Okay, we are not covering anything, as we go straight to the core problem. Rumor suggests that Das Auto is currently working on the Euro-spec of 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that it is not a rumor or trashy gossip, but it is the truth. Volkswagen does work on the developing of the next-gen of 2014 Passat that matches the European specs. But, unlike other carmakers, Das Auto is happily shares the details on their new project. Please be advised that the photo which we attached is the 2013 model year of Passat Alltrack.

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat will be underpinned by the VW Groups’ MQB as the basic platform. Yup… it is the same platform that also used by Golf VII and Audi A3 which means that Das Auto will be putting the mysterious vehicle into strict diet in order to lose some weight. You know, we still can’t figure it out what kind of vehicle the next-gen of Passat will be.

Speaking about the lose weight, autoevolution.com predicted that the 2014 Passat could be having total weight as many as 1,400kg or 3,086 lbs and this is for the entry-level version. Volkswagen hinted that the vehicle will be carrying more gadgets to indulge the driver and the passenger. Okay, now the important part of all – the engine and performance.

Das Auto has been reported working on the upgraded diesel powerplants which meet the Euro 6 emission standards. For petrol powerplants, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat might be getting cylinder deactivation and start-stop to make the vehicle more efficient. The engine choices could be the 2.5L five-cylinder which replaces the 3.6L V6. And last but not least is the fact that the upcoming generation of Passat would be presented in hybrid version where the vehicle will be powered by the combination of 1.4L of TFSI and an electric motor for combined power output 170 horsepower.

Official Photos of Facelifted 2013 Volkswagen Passat CC

2013 Volkswagen Passat CC

Up there is the facelifted 2013 Volkswagen Passat CC which will be getting its official unveil on the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Could this be the transformation of the 2012 VW Passat PC? Could be, but we think Das Auto did the right thing as we have been waiting the 4-door coupe for sometimes now. So, are you ready to get to know the 2013 Passat CC a little bit closer?

We are glad Das Auto put the 2013 Volkswagen Passat CC into facelifted program, but sadly, we don’t like the outcome. It seems like the surgeons were not in clear conscience when they performed the surgery, don’t you think? We were expecting that the 2013 Passat CC 4-door coupe will have subtle curves just like the first generation, but Das Auto replaced with straight lines which eventually the new Passat looks menacing. Menacing with a touch of modern look and a bit elegant.

2013 Volkswagen Passat CC cockpit

Das Auto equips the 2013 Volkswagen Passat CC with new headlights with LED daytime runners and more angular new grille with tons of chrome for extra bling style. The styling continues to the back of the 2013 Passat CC 4-foor coupe as we spotted LED taillamps, fresh bumper, and boot lid lines. As we quoted from autoevolution.com, the facelifted 2013 US model of Passat CC which will be showcased on the LA Auto Show is powered by 2.0L TFSI engine. This engine is able to deliver 200 horsepower and another engine option is 3.6L FSI V6 that offers 280 horsepower.

2013 Volkswagen Passat CC rear view

As for the Europe version, we haven’t got any info yet, but the 2013 Volkswagen Passat CC could be offered with diesel engines and featured Stop/Start systems and battery regeneration mode which is intended for recovering braking energy. The European launching for the facelifted 2013 Passat CC 4-door coupe will be held in February.

Rendering Images of 2014 BMW M3

2014 F80 BMW M3 Renderings

You have seen the spyshots of the 2014 BMW M3, right? All the camouflage sheet all over the body makes us imagining how the sedan look like. Well, thanks to the Facebook page of the Wild-Speed, we know how the 2014 M3 will look like.

The entry level for the 2014 BMW  M3 sedan is in the form of 361i with 136 horsepower and powered by the same engine as the 1-Series which is the 1.6L; then the 320i that has the same engine and able to give power up to 184 horsepower. Last but not least, the 328i with the new 2.0L engine that offers 245 horsepower.

The diesel engine for the 2014 M3 sedan again shares the same powerplant with 1-Series. The 316d produces 114 horsepower while the 318d gives 141 horsepower. We predict that the 320d will be the best-selling sedan because it offers 181 horsepower. If you are looking for more power, your choice will be the 323d with 200+ horsepower under its hood.

To complete the line-up, the 2014 BMW M3 sedan will be available in ActiveHybrid 3. The hybrid version of 3-Series will be powered by the same 3.0L engine on the 335i with the electric motor gives total output 340 horsepower.

What do you think about the rendering images of the 2014 BMW M3 sedan? Those engine choices surely fit them, don’t you think? We just love that the bonnet hump or the bulge have gone and it makes the sedan shows lighter appearance.