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Volkswagen Passat (B3)

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Volkswagen Passat (B3)
Also calledVolkswagen Passat B3
DesignerHerbert Schäfer
Body and chassis
Body style
LayoutTransverse front engine, with front-wheel or four-wheel drive (syncro)
PlatformVolkswagen Group B3
  • Front-wheel drive: 2,625 mm (103.3 in)
  • Syncro (four-wheel drive): 2,630 mm (103.5 in)
Length4,575 mm (180.1 in)
Width1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Height1,430–1,500 mm (56.3–59.1 in)
PredecessorVolkswagen Passat (B2)
SuccessorVolkswagen Passat (B4)

The third-generation Volkswagen Passat, known as Volkswagen Passat B3 or Volkswagen Passat 35i, was introduced in March 1988 in Europe, 1989 in North America, and 1995 in South America; it was also briefly available in Australia in 1991, when a total of 14 Passat GL 16V in sedan and wagon versions were sold by then importer TKM.[2] Unlike the previous two generations of the Passat, the B3 was not available as a fastback - only 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon versions were available, setting the precedent for the model for all subsequent generations to date. Its curvy looks were a contrast from the boxy appearance of its predecessor and owed much to the "jelly mould" style pioneered by Ford with the Sierra and Taurus. The lack of a grille, utilizing the bottom breather approach, made the car's front end styling reminiscent of older, rear-engined Volkswagens such as the 411, and also doubled as a modern styling trend. The styling was developed from the 1981 aerodynamic (cd = 0.25) Auto 2000 concept car.[3][4]

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At the time it was the first Passat to be built on a Volkswagen-designed platform, rather than sharing one with an Audi saloon. The Passat B3 was designed by Volkswagen's design chief, Herbert Schäfer and, unlike equivalent Audi models, now featured a space-saving transversely mounted engine (a configuration from which future Passat models would retreat in 1996). A couple of weeks ahead of launch, press reports appeared that the forthcoming new Passat was known within the company as the first "true Hahn model" ("erster echter Hahn"), even though Carl Hahn junior had by this time already been the Volkswagen Group's chairman since 1982. The message, reflecting management priorities at the time, was that whereas recent new models from Volkswagen had unapologetically appeared to be rebadged and mildly rebodied Audis, with this model Volkswagen under Hahn now had the confidence to reassert a more distinctive identity for its cars, differentiating the Audi and Volkswagen brands more persuasively from one another in the process.[5]

The car, although designated B3 in Volkswagen's platform nomenclature, was based largely on the A platform as used for the smaller Golf Mk2 model, but was stretched in all directions. Many components are shared directly between these vehicles. It was marketed under the Passat name in all markets; in North America, this was a first.

As somewhat rare features for the time, the B3 Passat was optionally offered with rear self-levelling air suspension,[6][7] and electronically regulated air conditioning (called "Climatronic").[8][9] These two options were available only in Europe.


The fuel injected petrol engines gave better performance and refinement than the previously used carbureted units. They were mounted transversely, and the floorpan was engineered to accept Volkswagen's "Syncro" four-wheel drive system. Mostly installed in the Passat Variant (station wagon), the Syncro used a viscous coupling and flexible partition of torque to send power to the rear axle when required.[10]

Engine options in Europe started with the 1.6-litre petrol four, followed by the 1.8-litre eight-valve and 16-valve engines and the G60 version of the same. the G60 arrived late in 1989, around the same time that an eight-valve version of the 2.0-litre petrol four was added; originally, the 2.0 had only been offered in a sixteen-valve version. Volkswagen's new 2.8-litre VR6 engine arrived in the GL/GT versions in April 1991; this was the first car to receive this all-new development.[11] The VR6 engine gave the top-of-the-range Passat a top speed of 224 km/h (139 mph). At the time of introduction, the only diesel option was the company's 1.6-litre, intercooled turbodiesel, but in mid-1989 a naturally aspirated 1.9-litre version was added, followed by a turbocharged version of the same in April 1991.

Going on sale in North America for the 1990 model year, the Passat originally only came in a single GL model, powered by the 2.0 16v producing 134 hp (100 kW). For 1992 a lower-priced CL model (with the same engine) was added, only with the sedan bodywork. The CL only lasted a single year in the United States, instead a better equipped, four-cylinder GLS model (sedan only) was added in 1993 while the GLX model received the new VR6 engine. In Canada, the VR6 was called the GLS, while the 2.0 remained available as a CL or GL. After 1993 the four-cylinder versions were discontinued, but the 2.8 GLX remained available in the United States market for the 1994 model year. Canadians were also offered the 1.8-litre G60 engine (only Syncro-equipped, around 200 examples were sold) for 1992 and 1993, and the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel with 75 hp (56 kW) for 1993, the B3's last year in Canada.

Technical Data

Model Production period Engine type Valve control Fuel mixture


Forced induction Engine code Displacement,
bore x stroke
C.R. max. Power max. Torque Drive Gearbox Top Speed 0-100 km/h
1.6 02/1988–07/1989 Inline-4, Petrol, Water-Cooled SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Toothed-Belt, Bucket-tappets. Carburetor - RF[M 1] 1595 cc,
81.0 × 77.4 mm
9.0 :1 53 kW (72 PS) at 5200 rpm 120 Nm at 2700 rpm FWD 4M, 5M 161–169 km/h 16.3–16.6 s
02/1988–07/1990 Mono-Jetronic 1F 125 Nm at 2750 rpm 4M, 5M
02/1988–09/1993 Carburetor EZ, ABN[M 1] 55 kW (75 PS) at 5200 rpm 125 Nm at 2600 rpm 4M, 5M 165–171 km/h 15.7–16.0 s
1.8 08/1990–09/1993 SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Toothed-Belt, Bucket-tappets. Mono-Motronic - AAM 1781 cc,
81.0 × 86.4 mm
9.0:1 55 kW (75 PS) at 5000 rpm 140 Nm at 2500 rpm FWD 5M 165–171 km/h 15.5–15.8 s
02/1988–06/1990 Mono-Jetronic RP 66 kW (90 PS) at 5250 rpm 142 Nm at 3000 rpm 5M, 4A 170–177 km/h 13.9–14.2 s
07/1990–07/1991 Mono-Motronic 66 kW (90 PS) at 5400 rpm 142 Nm at 2600 rpm 5M, 4A
08/1991–09/1993 SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Toothed-Belt, Bucket-tappets. Mono-Motronic - ABS 10.0 : 1 66 kW (90 PS) at 5500 rpm 145 Nm at 2500 rpm FWD 5M, 4A 170–177 km/h 13.9–16.4 s
02/1988–07/1990 Digifant PF 79 kW (107 PS) at 5400 rpm 154 Nm at 3800 rpm 5M, 4A 184–190 km/h 12.3–13.4 s
PB[M 1] 82 kW (112 PS) at 5400 rpm 159 Nm at 4000 rpm 5M, 4A 188–192 km/h 11.8–12.9 s
1.8 16v 07/1988–09/1993 DOHC, timing belt, 4 valves per cylinder K-Jetronic - KR[M 1] 10.0 : 1 100 kW (136 PS) at 6300 rpm 162 Nm at 4800 rpm FWD 5M 199–206 km/h 10.4–10.6 s
2.0 10/1989–09/1993 SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Toothed-Belt, Bucket-tappets. Digifant - 2E 1984 cc,
82.5 × 92.8 mm
10.0 : 1 85 kW (115 PS)[M 2]at 5400 rpm 166 Nm[M 2] at 3200 rpm FWD, AWD 5M, 4A 185–195 km/h 11.3–12.9 s
2.0 16v 07/1988–09/1993 DOHC, timing belt, 4 valves per cylinder KE-Motronic - 9A 10.8 : 1 100 kW (136 PS) at 5800 rpm 180 Nm at 4400 rpm FWD 5M, 4A 197–206 km/h 10.2–11.0 s
1.8 G60 09/1989–09/1993 SOHC, toothed-belt, 2 valves per cylinder Digifant G-lader supercharger PG 1781 cc,
81.0 × 86.4 mm
8:0 : 1 118 kW (160 PS) at 5600 rpm 225 Nm at 3800 rpm AWD 5M 210–215 km/h 9.6–9.8 s
2.8 VR6 04/1991–09/1993 VR6, Petrol, Water-Cooled Twin OHC, timing chain, 2 valves per cylinder Motronic - AAA 2792 cc,
81.0 × 90.3 mm
10.0 : 1 128 kW (174 PS) at 5800 rpm 235 Nm[M 3] at 4200 rpm FWD 5M, 4A 214–220 km/h 8.2–8.3 s
1.6 TD 08/1988–07/1989 Inline-4, Diesel, Water-Cooled SOHC, toothed-belt, 2 valves per cylinder Swirl chamber injection Garrett turbocharger, intercooled RA 1588 cc,
76.5 × 86.4 mm
23.0 : 1 59 kW (80 PS) at 4500 rpm 155 Nm at 2500–3000 rpm FWD 5M 164–170 km/h 16.0–16.2 s
08/1989–09/1993 SB 152 Nm at 2300–2800 rpm FWD 5M
1.9 D 05/1989–09/1993 - 1Y 1896 cc,
79.5 × 95.5 mm
23.0 : 1 50 kW (68 PS) at 4400 rpm 127 Nm at 2200–2600 rpm FWD 5M 155–160 km/h 19.0–19.4 s
1.9 TD 04/1991–09/1993 Garrett turbocharger AAZ 22.5 : 1 55 kW (75 PS) at 4400 rpm 140 Nm at 2200–2800 rpm FWD 5M 160–165 km/h 17.7–18.0 s
  1. ^ a b c d No Catalytic Converter
  2. ^ a b For Syncro (AWD) with right-hand drive: 82 kW (112 PS), 162 Nm
  3. ^ When using Super Plus 98 RON fuel: 240 Nm

See also


  1. ^ "Our Production < Products and Production < Volkswagen Slovakia". 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  2. ^ "Volkswagen Passat 1995–1997". Retrieved 2020-01-19. Although the second series (1980-1988) Passat never officially made it to the Australian market, the third (1988-1993) certainly did. A few years ago (mid-1991) you could buy a brand new, Australian market (and hence Australian compliance) Passat sedan or station wagon from your local Volkswagen dealer. What many people don't realise is that TKM cancelled the Australian release of the Passat after 14 cars had already been sent over. Indeed it was an 11th hour pull out, as TKM had already showed the car at the 1990 Sydney Motor Show, with brochures and a price list, intending to have the car available in early 1991.
  3. ^ "Auto 2000 (1981)". Volkswagen AutoMuseum. Volkswagen AG. Archived from the original on 2006-07-07.
  4. ^ "1981 Volkswagen Auto 2000 - Concepts". 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  5. ^ Böhme, Erich, ed. (1988-02-15). "VW schickt die dritte Generation seines Topmodells auf die Straße - der neue Passat rollt an". Der Spiegel (in German). No. 7/1988. p. 203. Retrieved 2014-01-08 – via Spiegel-Online. Stolze Väter: "Nun hat auch der amtierende VW-Chef Carl Hahn, 61, einen Kraftwagen hervorgebracht, der werksintern "erster echter Hahn" genannt wird. .....Mit dem ersten Auto, für das Hahn von der ersten Skizze an verantwortlich zeichnet, steuert VW sein Spitzenmodell technisch und stilistisch auf einen radikal neuen Kurs - erst die von Hahn freigegebene Neukonstruktion macht den Passat in dritter Generation zu einem wahren Wolfsburger..."
  6. ^ "Elektronische Niveauregelung, Konstruktion und Funktion (113)" (PDF). V.A.G. Service. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  7. ^ "1992 Passat B3 self-levelling system". VW ETKA. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  8. ^ "CLIMAtronic, Konstruktion und Funktion (135)" (PDF). V.A.G. Service. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  9. ^ "1992 Passat B3 wiring harness for electronically regulated air conditioner". VW ETKA. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  10. ^ Carlquist, Calle (1991-03-21). "Family Four". Teknikens Värld (in Swedish). Vol. 43, no. 6. Stockholm, Sweden: Specialtidningsförlaget AB. pp. 42–43.
  11. ^ Collin, Robert (1991-06-27). "Bilen utan ansikte" [The car with no face]. Teknikens Värld (in Swedish). Vol. 43, no. 13. Stockholm, Sweden: Specialtidningsförlaget AB. p. 11.

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