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All I know is that it is a Passat and it has a "W" shaped 8 cylinder... the "W" takes up less space and offers more power. Kind of where the WRX is going with it's horizont "boxer" engine. I think it's overpriced. It's close to 40k maybe even more with some options. I rather get the A4 or spend a little more and get the S4...
 

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Yes, the Passat W8 is the $38,000 answer to the question that no one asked. All I know is it has 275hp and it'll barely crack 7 seconds to 60 because it's so damn heavy (it also has VW's 4Motion all wheel drive system). This is another example of why Ferdinand Piech is a moron. He's going to ruin VW and take Audi along with them. :(
 

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chadhova said:
What is the advantage of the W8 over a straight V-8?
It has the same advantages of a v-8 over a v-6, meaning more torque and more low end grunt, but with the new w reconfiguration it takes up less space and is supposed to be more efficient. That's how they fit a 8 cylinder into the same passat body without making it any longer or wider.
 
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