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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 April 2nd, 2013, 22:47   #1
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Default Black Grille on Passat NMS

This is what two tone black grille looks like on Passat NMS.
This is a grille from ebay, that appears to be genuine VW part that fits on 2012 Passat, but seems to be missing the horizontal chrome bars....



Chromed plastic pieces were removed and painted satin black to achieve this look...
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:20   #2
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I like that. I've been on the fence about plasti-dipping the chrome on my grille.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 15:10   #3
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Ditto, I am doing this once I install my headlights hopefully this weekend.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 19:43   #4
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Genuine VW part you say? Is there any lettering in the molded plastic that confirms? If so, what is the part number? I think this would look good on mine.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:58   #5
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Could you give me the link? I wanna order this and keep my original for the future.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 06:25   #7
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Yea, but the chrome grill makes the Passat look like one of the rappers when he smiles. The only thing the chrome grill is missing is a few diamonds. I've considered doing it to mine, but keeping the VW logo as is for some contrast.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:49   #8
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Yea, but the chrome grill makes the Passat look like one of the rappers when he smiles. The only thing the chrome grill is missing is a few diamonds. I've considered doing it to mine, but keeping the VW logo as is for some contrast.
It is one big ugly grille indeed.

Wouldn't it be better that VW had a similar grill to the Mercedes Benz...?



which Mazda is emulating...

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Old April 4th, 2013, 21:09   #9
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=52333893112
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Yikes. Not my cup of tea at all. Save that mesh stuff for the CTS-V and chicken coops.
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On second thought, it would be interesting for the Passat if the current four chromed bars grill was replaced with a single chrome bar surrounded by the black plastic hexagonal 'chicken wire mesh' to imitate the lower spoiler 'grill'.
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That is not what is pictured above. That is a mesh grill...


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Old April 5th, 2013, 15:55   #13
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Just putting it out there ya know
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Old April 5th, 2013, 16:19   #14
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i have seen the billet brill for the lower to replace the cheap plastic. Looks pretty slick

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Billet-...ed2320&vxp=mtr
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Old April 5th, 2013, 18:16   #15
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It is one big ugly grille indeed.

Wouldn't it be better that VW had a similar grill to the Mercedes Benz...?


Actually, I like this last model of the Benz and both C and E class.
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