Introducing the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
We see your sedan,
And raise you a Volkswagen!
German car companies spare no expense in designing their cars. And they expect you to spare no expense when buying them. Well, most of them do. Volkswagen and Jim Ellis VW of Atlanta, on the other hand, let you do something wonderfully exhilarating: have your German engineering and afford it too. Come on down to Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Atlanta and see the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Passat. With its brand-new design that's sleeker and roomier than ever before, and your choice of three sporty engines?including the TDI® Clean Diesel with an industry-leading range of up to 795 miles and 43 highway mpg*?the all-new 2012 Passat is everything you've been looking for in a midsize sedan, with one significant difference. Everyone will covet your purchase. So prepare yourself for all the attention.
*2012 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, manual transmission: 31 city/43 highway mpg EPA estimate. Range based on 43 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon fuel tank. Your mileage will vary.
2012 Passat S - Includes: 2.5L, 170 HP / 177 lbs-ft, 5-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual transmission, 16" steel wheels w/ all-weather tires, driver side exhaust tip, climatronic air- conditioning, hill hold control (manual trans.), multi-function steering wheel w/ audio & phone controls, hydraulic power steering, central locking system w/ remote control keys, powered exterior mirrors, automatic headlights w/ coming home function, daytime running lights, trip computer, front & rear cupholders, "RCD 310" radio w/ CD player & 6 speakers, aux-in, Bluetooth®, front & rear 3-point seatbelts w/ tensioners, front side airbags w/ curtain airbag, cloth seat covering, manual front seats, 60/40 split rear seat, lumbar for driver seat, front & rear armrests
2012 Passat SE 2.5L - Includes S features, plus: 17" Sonoma alloy wheels w/ all-weather tires, leatherette seating surfaces, power driver seat & lumbar, heatable front seats, chrome window surroundings, chrome driver side exhaust tip, compass, highline instrumentation cluster w/ multifunction display, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/ audio & phone controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power & heated exterior side mirrors,
heated washer nozzles, leatherette door & side trim panels, leather-wrapped hand brake & shift knob, front & rear reading lights, satellite radio, Premium VIII touch-screen radio w/ 6- CD in-dash changer & 8 speakers, front sliding center armrest, rear armrest w/ storage
2012 Passat SE w/ Sunroof 2.5L - Includes SE features, plus: power tilt & sliding sunroof
2012 Passat SE w/ Sunroof & Nav 2.5L - Includes SE w/ Sunroof features, plus: MDI w/ iPod® cable, Radio Navigation System "RNS 315"
2012 Passat SEL 2.5L - Includes SE w/ Sunroof & Nav features, plus: 17" Salamanca alloy wheels w/ all-season tires, bumper w/ chrome accents, Homelink®, footwell lighting, front & rear carpeted floor mats, Radio Navigation System "RNS 510", Fender® premium sound system, comfort sport seats, rear seat pass through, Autumn Nut Burl interior trim
2012 Passat SEL Premium 2.5L - Includes SEL features, plus: partial leather seating surfaces w/ Dynamica, power front seats w/ driver side memory & lumbar for front seats, front fog lights w/ corner lights, central locking system w/ KESSY smart key, power & heatable exterior side mirrors w/ memory, remote engine start
2012 Passat TDI® SE & SE w/ Sunroof - Includes SE features, plus: 2.0L, 140 HP / 236 lbs-ft, TDI® Clean Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission OR 6-speed DSG automatic transmission, power tilt & sliding sunroof (automatic only), electric power steering
2012 Passat TDI® SE w/ Sunroof & Nav - Includes TDI® SE features, plus: 18" Bristol alloy wheels w/ all-season tires, protective side moldings w/ chrome accents, MDI w/ iPod cable, Radio Navigation System "RNS 315", front fog lights w/ corner lights
2012 Passat TDI® SEL Premium - Includes TDI® SE w/ SR & Nav features, plus: partial leather seating surfaces w/ Dynamica, power front seats w/ driver side memory, comfort sport seats, rear seat pass through, power lumbar for front seats, Homelink®, central locking system w/ KESSY smart key, footwell lighting, power heatable exterior side mirrors w/ memory, remote engine start, front & rear carpeted floor mats, Radio Navigation System "RNS 510", Fender® premium sound system, Autumn Nut Burl interior trim
2012 Passat V6 SE w/ Sunroof - Includes SE features, plus: 3.6L, 280 HP / 265 lbs-ft, VR6 engine, 6-speed DSG automatic transmission, 18" Bristol alloy wheels w/ all-weather tires, leatherette sport-comfort seats, front fog lights w/ corner lights, power tilt & sliding sunroof w/ sunscreen/blind, dual chrome exhaust tips, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/ shift paddles & audio/phone controls, electric power steering, Fender® premium sound system
2012 Passat V6 SE w/ Sunroof & Nav - Includes V6 SE w/ SR features, plus: MDI w/ iPod® cable, Radio Navigation System "RNS 315", protective side moldings w/ chrome accents
2012 Passat V6 SEL Premium - Includes V6 SE w/ SR & Nav features, plus: partial leather seating surfaces w/ Dynamica, power front seats w/ driver side memory, power lum- bar for front seats, rear seat pass through, Homelink®, central locking system w/ KESSY smart key, footwell lights, power heatable exterior side mirrors w/ memory, remote engine start, front & rear carpeted floor mats, Radio Navigation System "RNS 510", Autumn Nut
Burl interior trim
Street smart. Autobahn ready.
If you live in the Atlanta area and you're looking for the exhilarating driving experience you've come to expect from a Volkswagen, the 2012 Passat delivers it in three different engines?the 2.5L, 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, and the 3.6L V6. Couple the TDI or the 3.6L engine with a DSG® transmission with Tiptronic® and enjoy seamless acceleration and imperceptibly fast gear changes. Add some stylish new rims, and you just got yourself a really nice ride.
If you'd like to strike a sporty balance between efficiency and power, then the 2.5L 170-hp engine is right for you.
TDI Clean Diesel.
If your travels take you far from home, then the efficiency of a turbo diesel engine should suit you well, especially at a whopping 795 miles per tank and 43 highway mpg.*
If you're looking for the power and oomph of a V6, then the 3.6L 280-hp engine will make a lasting impression.
*2012 2.5L, automatic transmission: 22 city/32 highway mpg. EPA estimates. Range based on 32 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon fuel tank. 2012 TDI Clean Diesel, manual transmission: 31 city/43 highway mpg. EPA estimates. Range based on 43 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon fuel tank. 2012 3.6L, automatic transmission: 20 city/28 highway mpg. EPA estimates. Range based on 28 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon fuel tank. Your mileage will vary.
TDI clean diesel
The low cost of high-performance
Let the 2012 Passat TDI Clean Diesel set you free from the filling station. It achieves an astonishing 43 highway mpg and travels 795 miles* on a single tank without sacrificing one bit of turbocharged performance. That's all thanks to its TDI technology that uses a direct injection system and runs on ultra-low-sulfur diesel, helping reduce sooty emissions in Atlanta by up to 90% compared to previous diesel engines. You can even choose the available DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic in stock at Jim Ellis VW of Atlanta to take that turbo engine to a whole new level.
The TDI Clean Diesel engine was designed and engineered around one simple belief: driving is more fun than refueling. So besides the reduced emissions and torque-filled benefits you experience behind the wheel of the 2012 Passat TDI, it also saves you money at the pump.
You always have a front row seat
It's like sitting center stage at Philips Arena. Or in the best box. Even the "cheap seats" get the goods. That's because we partnered with Fender to bring you concert-quality sound in your 2012 Passat. The available Fender Premium Audio system is designed to fill the cabin with sound that evokes the raw emotion of a live performance. Its 400-watt amp,subwoofer, and eight speakers make any genre of music sound better than ever. So sit back and enjoy the marriage of German engineering and the brand that's known for starting the rock 'n' roll revolution. And feel free to play it loud and proud.
On the available touchscreen stereo you've got an in-dash six-CD changer, AM/FM radio with crystal-clear HD Radio™ technology, and an SD card reader, all playing tunes through eight speakers. Plus, all of that music, entertainment, and more can be easily navigated using the intuitive touchscreen interface right in the dash of your 2012 Passat.
Driven from the inside out
You'll spend so much time marveling at the spacious interior with best-in-class rear legroom* that you might forget to look up. So we gave you an available sliding, tilting, power sunroof to add a little bit of blue ?sky thinking to your day.
*Most rear legroom in the midsize class based on manufacturers' published data.
Stuff. We all have it. And we all need somewhere to put it. That's where the enormous trunk on the 2012 Passat comes in. You can put two sets of golf clubs back there. Or a gourmet picnic and all your picnic gear. Or a giant diaper bag and the double stroller that fits both kids side by side. So no matter which stage you're in, or which stages you're alternating between, the 2012 Passat will make room for you and all your stuff too.
That available armrest in the backseat is much more than just a dividing line. It's got two cupholders built into it. And space for an iPod,® notebook, or sandwich. The SEL model also has a passageway into the trunk, for covertly putting away a jacket or purse without letting anyone outside see where it's hidden. The all-new 2012 Passat comes with a secret compartment. It's called the driver's side glovebox, and it's on the left underneath the switch for the headlights. Use it to stash your glasses, or a notebook, or change for parking meters. Or something super secret. We won't tell a soul.
It appeals to all your senses. Including your common sense.
There's nothing wrong with having a practical side. Especially when it comes with an indulgent side too. Let's start with best-in-class rear legroom* and dual-zone automatic climate control. How about available keyless access with push-button start and a multi function steering wheel? Bet you never thought you'd have available 8-way power heated front seats with driver's seat memory and leather seating surfaces with Dinamica inserts. We know there's nothing nicer than driving a premium sedan you didn't have to pay a premium for. Especially when there's a whole lot of German engineering purring underneath the totally redesigned hood so you can cruise the streets in style.
The days of sliding the front seats up are over. That's more than three feet of best-in-class rear legroom* pictured right there. That's enough room for one of the Atlanta Hawks players to be comfortable. Of course, you have to meet one first before you can offer him a ride.
*Most rear legroom in the midsize class based on manufacturers' published data. **Feature available on select models.
Earn even more respect on the road
Throughout this webpage, you've probably been admiring the assertive new front end of the 2012 Passat. And gazing longingly at the sleek lines gracing the doors and tracing the sides. We know you've checked out its bold, aerodynamic trunk and strong, pointed taillights. You even may have pictured yourself driving one off the Jim Ellis VW Atlanta lot, and all the looks you'll get on the road. We at Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Atlanta just wanted you to know that we support you from the bottom of our German-engineering loving hearts.
The instant you unlock the doors on your 2012 Passat, it will light up to welcome you, inside and out. That's a simple and elegant feature we call automatic vehicle illumination. It's part safety, part design, part comfort, and all Volkswagen. The days of locking your keys in the car are over thanks to available keyless access with push-button start. With your keys in your pocket or purse, your door will automatically unlock as you grip the door handle. Once inside, a simple press of the start button starts the car for your next adventure. Before you leave for any adventure, the available remote start feature comes in handy in extremely hot and cold weather, to help warm up the engine and make the interior more hospitable before you climb inside.
The all-new 2012 Passat comes standard with active safety features, such as headlights, turn signals, mirrors, brakes, steering, and traction control elements like ABS and ESC to help you prevent a collision.
Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
ASR helps prevent the wheels on your 2012 Passat from spinning when you accelerate by denying engine power in situations when it senses wheel slippage.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
ABS helps keep the brakes from locking up during sudden stops and helps you retain control over the steering during emergency braking.
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
HBA works with ABS to help ensure that you get the maximum braking power from the brake system even if you don't press the brakes completely.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The 2012 Passat comes with the TPMS to monitor tire pressure and inform you of any loss in pressure when it occurs.
Electronic Stability Control
In case you have to swerve around something unexpectedly, ESC helps adjust for oversteer or understeer by applying corrective forces to individual wheels.
In the event of a crash, the 2012 Passat has passive safety features to help protect and keep you safe, such as safety belts, airbags,* steel-reinforced seating, a safety cage, crumple zones, and the Intelligent Crash Response System.**
If the intensity of the impact pushes your foot against the pedals too forcefully, the foot pedals break away to help prevent injury.
Beneath all that sheet metal, every 2012 Passat has a specially reinforced safety cage complete with anti-intrusion side beams and forged steel B-pillars.
Crash-optimized front end
Integrated right into the front structure of your 2012 Passat are impact-absorbing elements that help minimize the collision energy that reaches you.
Pressure sensors for side airbags
Pressure sensors within the doors help reduce precious reaction time by responding instantly to a breach in the outside door panels and triggering the side-curtain airbags.
Intelligent Crash Response System
In the event of a collision, the ICRS unlocks the doors, shuts off the fuel pump, and turns on the hazard lights.** That's why we call it intelligent.
It's safe to say we've got you covered.
German engineering may be best known for its performance, but all that thought and precision goes into the development of our safety features too. Every feature in our comprehensive safety system is designed to work together with other complementary features just when you need them the most. Which is to say, every time you climb into your all-new 2012 Passat from Jim Ellis VW of Atlanta.
**The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate.
Buy one, get three
Yes, you read that right. When you buy any new Volkswagen, you get three years or 36,000 miles of no-charge scheduled Carefree Maintenance.* That's the first three years of scheduled maintenance at no extra charge. Stop by in the first 90 days, or 6,000 miles, for your courtesy vehicle check. Ask us any questions you might have while we give your 2012 Passat a basic checkup. On the house. Then come by every year, or 10,000 miles, for your remaining scheduled maintenance checks. It's really that simple. So relax and enjoy every carefree mile in your new VW. That's what it's there for. Keeping it like new, well, that's what we're here for. And because it's a Volkswagen, it'll keep that new-car feeling for many years to come. If only everything in life could be this carefree.
Bluetooth® with voice command
Not only does Bluetooth let you answer the phone wirelessly, it also lets you make calls wirelessly using the voice command feature. Once your Bluetooth-compatible phone is synched with your 2012 Passat, it automatically uploads your phonebook. All you do is push a button, say a name, and Bluetooth does the rest for you.
At the end of the day, or when you go into a tunnel, that's when automatic headlights come in handy. They can sense the drop in daylight and respond to light your way? automatically. And when things light up, or you exit the tunnel, they'll turn off again too.
Dual-zone automatic climate control
You'd think that regulating temperature would be simple. But sometimes you're too cold and your passenger's too warm. Or vice versa. Which is precisely why we include dual climate control on every 2012 Passat. Because comfort is personal. So we let you personalize your comfort in almost every way.
Remember the days of using a cassette adapter to listen to music through your car stereo? Neither do we. Thanks to the AUX-in on your 2012 Passat, you can connect your iPod® or other portable music player directly to your stereo. No more clicks or hisses from the cassette, just beautiful music. Okay, maybe we do remember.
Automatic vehicle illumination
The instant you unlock the doors on your 2012 Passat, it will light up to welcome you, inside and out. That's a simple and elegant feature we call automatic vehicle illumination. It's part safety, part design, part comfort, and all Volkswagen.
Multi-function steering wheel
Go ahead, grip the multi-function steering wheel. Marvel at its comfortable and functional design. Doesn't that feel nice? This steering wheel comes with integrated controls for easy access to the entertainment and Bluetooth systems. It's your connection to the road, your car, and so much more.
For the sun worshipers and amateur astronomers out there, and everyone in between, the 2012 Passat has an available power sunroof. It tilts. It slides. It's got pinch protection. And it's tinted so you don't get toasted when the sun comes out to play.
Heated leather seats
To add a little more luxury to your drive, choose the heated leather seating surfaces with Dinamica inserts. The inserts will help temper the heat when the weather is warm, and the heated seats will keep you extra comfortable when it turns cold.
When you climb in the cockpit, you can fine-tune the available 8-way power front seats exactly the way you like them and then have the all-new 2012 Passat remember the settings for you. Automatically. And that works for up to three drivers.
It may seem like an unusual feature, but the available remote start system really comes in handy in extremely hot and cold weather. Imagine being able to warm up the engine and cool or heat the interior before you climb inside. Suddenly it all becomes clear.
Keyless access with push-button start
The days of locking your keys in the car are over thanks to keyless access with push-button start. With your keys in your pocket or purse, your door will automatically unlock as you touch the door handle. Then, once you're inside, a simple press of the start button turns on the ignition so you can drive off on your next adventure.
Premium touchscreen navigation
If you opt for the touchscreen navigation system with the three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Traffic,™ you'll always be able to find your way to wherever you're going and back home again. Just in case you want to get lost in the music, or the world, for a little while.
Come by Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Atlanta today and expect the best!