VOLKSWAGEN BLUEMOTION PASSAT: The Passat BlueMotion Concept that is being presented by Volkswagen of America at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, illustrates just how fuel-efficient a non-hybrid, gasoline-engined mid-size sedan can be. An all-new version of the VW’s 1.4-liter EA211 TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharging delivers 150 horsepower and an estimated 42 mpg. Active Cylinder Management (ACT) technology deactivates the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for situations when the driver only applies light throttle pressure to maintain specific city speeds. Additional fuel savings come from the stop/start system, which shuts off the engine when the car comes to a temporary stop. As soon as the driver lifts their foot off the brake, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine starts again. Striking Reef Blue Metallic color is complimented by the two-tone seats that carry blue dividing lines between the darker and lighter leather seating surfaces. The stitching indicates this is a member of the BlueMotion family, which has been rolled out globally since 2006 on many highly fuel-efficient Volkswagen models.
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