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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old June 7th, 2012, 11:25   #1
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Default TDI at Warp Speed on the German Autobahn

Going to work this morning I decided to take our my BlackBerry and show what the TDI can do at Max Speed. This car is very stable and can cruise all day at these speeds.
Of course you mileage will not be great but it sure is fun and legal..

PS. Iíve had my Corvette at 170 mph, thatís scary..

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Old June 7th, 2012, 11:53   #2
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22mpg at 120, hah, that seems pretty decent compared to some cars here at 60
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Old June 7th, 2012, 13:21   #3
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Wow, thats pretty cool. Seems very smooth and controlled. Nice video.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 17:31   #4
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22mpg at 120, hah, that seems pretty decent compared to some cars here at 60

Looked like it topped out at 110mph. Wonder if the 6MT would do the same. Cool, thanks for the vid!
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Old June 7th, 2012, 19:05   #5
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Great video! Looks like 22 - 24 MPG @ top speed. Not bad at all considering some cars can't do that good at any speed, let alone top speed.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 20:15   #6
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Great Video; one would have the car tuned and remove the governer to see faster speeds.(really no reason to do that)
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Old June 12th, 2012, 20:18   #7
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The new passat is a gorgeous beast but I'd expect more from it than that, I can do 120 with my ALH no bother but maybe not as smooth though lol and definitely with different music
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Old June 12th, 2012, 20:20   #8
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Keep in mind that's the American speed limiter, not the European speed limiter. :P
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Old June 12th, 2012, 20:24   #9
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Keep in mind that's the American speed limiter, not the European speed limiter. :P
Has the new passat got a speed limiter has it? Can it be removed easily? That's the question.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 20:53   #10
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Of course. A simple tune can change it to whatever you want.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 21:08   #11
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A few years back, I had a chance to drive the autobahn while visiting some of my wife's relatives in Eastern Holland. I was driving a rental Citroen Picasso with a 2.0L diesel. I had 7 people in the car and it was packed full of luggage. I had it up to 190 kph (119 mph) many times.

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The BMW's and Audi's passed me like I was standing still.

I would think that you could get a lot more out the TDI.
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It certainly has enough power to go faster.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 21:19   #13
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22mpg at 110mph is 5gph. A rule of thumb with diesels is 20hp per gph. So at 110 the engine is making about 100hp, well below its max. So it looks like an active speed limiter.
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It's definitely an active speed limiter. The car reduces power when it hits 110 mph, which can be seen when the MPG goes from 16 to 22 when it stops accelerating.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 22:50   #15
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Nice video. Hearing the car is smooth and stable is what really counts. Speed limiter helps keep folks honest (sort of).

170 in a vet is serious speed. I've crossed into the 160's a few times when I had my R1. No speed to be messing around or not paying attention.
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