For drivers who want the ease of an automatic clutch, the auto version of the Volkswagen Passat eighth-generation is available, combined with either 1.6 Litre or 2.0 Litre engines. It is available in five different trims: Life, Elegance, R-Line, GTE Hybrid and the top-of-the-range R performance version. The intelligent mechanism within the 2021 Passat’s automatic transmission system makes the car do all the hard work of changing gear, and reduces strain on the engine, especially in heavy traffic or when cruising along the motorway. This leaves the driver’s attention free to focus on the road ahead and the driving conditions.
Volkswagen’s automatic system includes additional safety features: 'keylock', which prevents the ignition key being removed when the car is in Drive (D) mode, and 'shiftlock', which makes sure the gear lever can only be moved out of Park (P) or Neutral (N) if the driver deliberately presses the brake pedal. For most drivers the Automatic gearbox option will be more economical and efficient to drive, and have lower CO2 emissions than the Manual version.
All of the Passat Automatic models use the manufacturers DSG gearbox standing for Direct Shift Gearbox, it means it's the latest twin clutch design that gives a much more seamless change than the old fashioned torque converter autos we used to see a few years ago, and it is also much more fuel efficient, in some cases more efficient than the manual version. The DSG gearboxes cost around £1,300 more than the equivalent manual version.
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