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1993 VW Passat B4


What does the VW Passat B4 stand for more likely? A large range of engines from the 1.9 liter four-cylinder with 55 kW (75 hp) to the 2.8 liter VR six-cylinder with 128 kW (174 hp) or for a new (old) front design? This is not the first time for a radical change in this model. Sometimes the drive is installed transversely like here, sometimes laterally again lengthways, sometimes you try the completely closed radiator grille like on the previous model and with this one you ruefully return to a traditional one. The other one just hasn't proven itself.

Does VW listen particularly to its customers or does it react, like the other manufacturers, to falling sales figures? What remains, however, is a car with a lot of comfortable space. It should make the passengers happy, just as the powerful engines adopted from its predecessor make the driver happy.

In 1993, special attention must also be paid to safety features such as the standard airbag for the driver and front passenger, as well as automatic tightening of the seat belts and reinforcements in the doors to protect against side impacts. The all-important ABS is now available for all Passats.

All of them have electric front and rear window lifters, an electrically opening and closing glass roof, central locking and special filters for the interior air. We assume that the new anti-theft device will have to be ordered separately, as with the Golf.

It's hard to believe, but the heating of the rear-view mirrors and the variable interval switching for the windshield wipers were still part of the GL equipment, as was the color matching of the side protective strips and the bumpers as well as cruise control.

The electrically adjustable lumbar support can also be purchased in the CL equipment, as can the adjustable steering wheel, but only in height. Thanks to the new VR6, the four-cylinder with 16 valves is somewhat pushed into the background in the media.

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