Bring on the power!
Diesel engines are pretty popular in the European automotive enthusiast community. They pack quite a torquey punch, return great fuel economy, and have quite a bit of aftermarket support. That tuning catalogue just got bigger thanks to the new B&B Automobiltechnik Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI that has all the right things in all the right places.
For the 2.0-liter, turbodiesel inline-four that already packs quite the punch, B&B Automobiltechnik designed two stages of upgrades the bump up power considerably. Stage 1 (1,298 Euros) starts out with a full ECU remap that alters a lot of different parameters including increasing the boost pressure by 0.2 BAR (2.9 PSI) to create a total of 275 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque.
Up next is Stage 2 (3,950 Euros), where the common-rail diesel engine is equipped with a new air intake system, upgraded intercooler, and a sports exhaust system that reduces backpressure. The new upgrades work in harmony thanks to an ECU tune that bumps up output to a meaty 300 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque. The increase in output allows the Passat to reach 62 mph in 5.5 seconds while top speed is pushed back to 155 mph with the Stage 2 package.
As an option, a B&B stainless steel sports exhaust system can tack on an extra 5-8 horsepower through the reduction of backpressure all while adding a more aggressive note. If customers desire, B&B Automobiltechnik can also give the Passat 2.0 TDI ECO tunes that improve efficiency.
With more power reaching the wheels, B&B Automobiltechnik shifted their focus to the chassis. Here, customers can choose a B&B sport spring set that reduces the ride height by 25 mm or a fully-adjustable coilover kit with either comfort or sport settings. These upgrades can be paired up with B&B anti-roll bars at the front and rear axle to cut down on any body roll.
To finish off the chassis updates, B&B will also throw on a set of their 19- or 20-inch five-spoke wheels to give the Passat a sportier, brawny look. Behind those wheels, a new set of six- or four-piston high-performance brakes can work to bring the torquey German to a halt with ease.
All of the upgrades featured on the B8-generation Volkswagen Passat are available as an entire package or as individual upgrades from B&B Automobiltechnik. An aerodynamic body kit will also be available in the near future.
B&B Automobiltechnik Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI Specifications
Displacement: 2.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-four
Maximum Horsepower: 275 (Stage 1) / 300 (Stage 2)
Maximum Torque: 420 lb-ft. (Stage 1) / 464.5 lb-ft. (Stage 2)
-Air intake optimization
-Sport exhaust system
Wheels, Brakes, and Suspension:
Wheels: 19- or 20-inch B&B Automobiltechnik wheels
Brakes: Four- or Six-piston high-performance brakes
Suspension: B&B Sport spring set (25 mm lower), fully-adjustable coilover kit, and/or B&B anti-roll bar upgrade.
B&B Automobiltechnik Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI Gallery
Source: B&B Automobiltechnik