2016 Volkswagen Passat Adds New R-Line Trim for Sporty Style

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Passat on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 3:18 pm
What Is Included in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Specs

What Is Included in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Specs

The new Passat for the 2016 model year looks incredible, and to go along with all the design changes are a number of exciting new features. Among the changes is the introduction of an R-Line model for the first time in the U.S. Passat lineup. So what is included in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line specs and why should we get excited? Let’s take a look.

2016 VW Passat Standard Features

new interior design on the 2016 vw passatFirst, let’s look into what is standard on the VW Passat for the 2016 model year:

  • new MIB II touchscreen infotainment system
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • rearview camera
  • updated interior and exterior design

With the model only having just been revealed, full details on standard features are still unknown. We will be sure to update you here as soon as they become available.

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2016 VW Passat R-Line Features and Specs

Again, details on the full range of specs and features for the 2016 Passat are still limited. We will likely know more once we get closer to the 2016 Volkswagen Passat’s release date. We do know, however, that the R-Line will contain some exciting enhancements, including:

  • unique rocker panels
  • modified rear diffuser
  • 19-inch anthracite Salvador aluminum-alloy wheels wrapped up in 235/40 ZR rated tires
  • black accents on the front bumper for sporty style

2016 VW Passat R-Line front bumper designThough the engine to be paired with the R-Line model has not been officially revealed, we would expect the Passat R-Line to come equipped with the 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI gasoline engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque in the 2015 model. Again this is not known for sure, and once the 2016 Volkswagen Passat engine specs have been announced, you will be able to find them here.

Now that you know what is included in the 2016 VW Passat R-Line specs, be sure to continue checking back, as any new information for the 2016 Passat R-Line can be found here at the Volkswagen Santa Monica blog.

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