2013 VW Passat TDI Pricing, Options and Specifications

Discussion in 'New Automobile Specifications' started by xcel, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. 50 mpg by 2012

    50 mpg by 2012 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    How about just for running time? Any chance?
     
  2. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    Good to know if I use one to flee the zombie apocalypse/chainsaw wielding maniac: keep it running or be stranded!
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    Hi Houston:

    No idea. I was traveling faster than 95% of the public averages on their daily commute except at more than 4X's their fuel economy and the last part is the most important ;)

    Kurt, DEF is one of the reasons why the Passat TDI is more efficient than the Jetta. DEF addition is as simple as opening the container fill cap in the trunk and pours it in. You receive a low DEF warning with something like 1,000 or 1,500 miles before you run out so it is not like you do not know it is coming.

    For the first three years, the VW Warranty is supposed to take care of it IIRC?

    Wayne
     
  4. 50 mpg by 2012

    50 mpg by 2012 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    Thank for the clarification.

    After looking at the constant speed with CC mpgs ... I have to ask you to mass produce and sell those magic "socks" so us less skilled folks can get those types of fuel economies. ;)
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    Hi Houston:

    The pups and I were well outside the bounds of the speed vs. FE relationship for sure ;)

    Wayne
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    Hi All:

    As I was finishing off the 2013 Kia Rio steady state Speed vs. Fuel Economy results early this morning, I passed a local truck stop at Hwy 20 and I-94 in Wisconsin (~ half way between the IL/WI border and Milwaukee) that had DEF advertised for just $2.69 per gallon.

    While I still do not know what size the DEF tank actually is, with its recommended fill every 10K miles, I will assume maybe 3 gallons? If it is that small, $7.00 or so every 10K miles is relatively small in the bigger scheme of things.

    Wayne
     
  7. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2013 VW Passat TDI Specifications

    For you, probably a lot less DEF every 10K miles than VW has to assume for the average (or below average) driver.
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Just got back from the dentist and found out he purchase a 2012 Passat TDI with the 6-speed stick. He has a typical Chicago suburban commute of 100 miles round trip. He told me that around town he is seeing ~ 43 mpgUS. Out on the open road, he is seeing between 47 and 48 mpgUS.

    Not bad of a car of this size!

    Wayne
     
  9. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Once he gets 9 or 10K on the car mileage will get even better. That's not bad for this time of year though.
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Thunderstruck:

    He's got 14K on the clock already and he is really enjoying his car. He was telling me stories about range when picking up relatives, heading out for the weekend and driving to Timbuktu and back. And still have 1/4 of a tank at 750 miles :)

    Yeah he likes it.

    Wayne
     
  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I have been working with Nathan (Thunderstruck) with regards to possibly forcing a DPF regen with a Ross-Tech VCDS setup and after reading all the docs and experiences, it may not work anyways? Too bad as I would really like to perform this step for the upcoming Passat TDI drive.

    Nathan has an X-Gauge for DPF temperature so you know when a DPF regen has started and when it is finished as DPF temps fall back to a more normal range.

    Now what I am looking for is an X-Gauge showing fuel level from the fuel sensor output. Anyone ever see one on the web?

    TIA

    Wayne
     
  12. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Here it is. I don't know how to set this up as a table to make it look pretty. The link to TDI Club is also attached to make it easier to read.

    Catalyst Temperature
    (Bank 1, Sensor 1) 07DF013C 0441053C0000 2810 00090032FFD8 CTF Degrees Fahrenheit
    Catalyst Temperature
    (Bank 1, Sensor 1) 07DF013C 0441053C0000 2810 0001000A0000 CTC Degrees Celsius

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=3895485&postcount=1
     

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