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Volkswagen Passat (B2/Typ 32B). 1980–2002 (prod. 3,345,248 in Germany; over 1,200,000 approx. outside Germany). 3-, 4- and 5-door saloon, 5-door estate. F/F, F/A, 1272, 1296, 1588, 1595, 1715, 1781 cm³ petrol, 1588 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1921, 1994, 2144, 2226 cm³ (I5 OHC). Longer, wider, more contemporary Passat, with new torsion beam rear axle with spring-damper units, but largely the same as before. Three- and five-door hatchback saloons and estate initially, while four-door notchback received the Santana badge. Sold in US as Quantum, while estates were sold with this name in Brazil. Formel E models with high top gear; Syncro models with four-wheel drive related to Audi 80 (B2). Mid-term facelift 1985, whereupon Santana range absorbed into Passat’s in most of Europe. German production to 1988.

Manufacturing locations: Emden, Germany; Zona Franca de Barcelona, Spain; Uitenhage, South Africa

Marque: Volkswagen | Model: Volkswagen Passat | Predecessor: Volkswagen Passat (B1) | Successor: Volkswagen Passat (B3)

q.v. Volkswagen Santana (B2), Volkswagen Quantum


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