German carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled its Passat Bluemotion concept model at the on-going 2014 North American International Auto Show (NIAS). The concept is powered by a 1 .4 litre four cylinder TSI petrol engine which outputs 150 bhp of max power and peak torque of 249 nm.
Talking about the features, the concept has been equipped with a direct injection mechanism, a Start/Stop system and an Active Cylinder Management system which deactivates the two cylinders of the engine at lower speeds which helps the car to deliver great fuel efficiency. The car also has a coasting function which enables the DSG transmission to decouple from the engine, as-soon-as the driver releases the accelerator pedal, as a result it minimizes the mechanical drag.
With all these features in the kitty, the Passat Bluemotion concept delivers an estimated highway fuel economy of 42 mpg US (17.8 kmpl).
Along with the technological advancements, the concept sports a revised grille, a rear spoiler and an additional chrome trim. And inside, the model also has a two-tone interiors with premium leather seats.