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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 February 22nd, 2011, 21:10   #1
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Default 2012 Passat SEL TDI

From the Chicago Auto Show, I'm not crazy about it, I think ours is better. I forgot to get a shot of the interior but if you notice how the car looks like a Jetta, well the interior does too.











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Old February 22nd, 2011, 21:17   #2
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Every time I see a brand new Jetta or this Passat, I immediately think 'suitcase'. Not sure, but the styling reminds me of a suitcase. I don't really want to drive a suitcase. No disrespect to those who have or like them-- different strokes.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 21:22   #3
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I'm ok w/ it. I just wish HID lighting was on the SEL. I assume the build shown has all available options included. Any guesses as to if they'll be available?
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 21:34   #4
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I'm ok w/ it. I just wish HID lighting was on the SEL. I assume the build shown has all available options included. Any guesses as to if they'll be available?
At the least, I wish they had projector headlamps, that could be converted.
MPGs look good- better than our 05 Passats. Hopefully a wagon will follow in a year or two. Although many of us don't like the down market move, I think VW is displaying a better understanding of the US market.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 22:02   #5
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I like the color.....I'm sick of reflex silver or black.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 22:12   #6
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Interesting, the fuel filter housing only has 3 lines.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 22:13   #7
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China's got mules with the reflector and the projector headlamps. So hopefully HID's are on their way.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 16:29   #8
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Only a few things missing right now.

A wagon, and 4Motion on said same wagon.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 16:51   #9
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no hood shocks ?? are they going to hood rod prop on all their US model ????
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What do you expect for ~$20k?
I hope the HPFP issue is fixed for this model.
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Good fotos. Thanks for sharing.

Looks like a LOT of car for twenty grand!
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No thanks. Honda Accord looks better every day.

Wonder if VW has already released their "gear driven oil pump balance shaft assembly" for this one?
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I bet the car shown is a 30k car.

"Look at this fully loaded car with a bunch of standard features on this upscale trim line. However, you can get one with a steering wheel and drivers seat for 20k."

Reminds me of the elusive new Jetta for $15999.

Too bad they didn't show the MSRP of the one shown.

Come on, any other car makers bringing diesels to the American masses soon? Please?? Honda Pilot diesel, hint, hint...

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Oh, and did anyone else notice how a well placed "E" would look in the following?

TDI SEL

TDIeSEL

I see an aftermarket already!
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looks like an ugly honda accord and i dont even like accords. ill keep my B5 for now
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