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May 26, 2011 CONTACT: Mark Gillies 703-364-7104 Mark.Gillies@vw.com

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC. 2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive Herndon, Virginia 20171 (703) 364-7000 www.media.vw.com (Registration Required)

Corey Proffitt 703-364-7672 Corey.Proffitt@vw.com

ALL-NEW 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT STARTS AT LESS THAN $20,000

2012 Passat Sets New Benchmarks in the Midsize Segment:  Highly Contented with Standard Premium Features Such as Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control and Bluetooth®  Only Clean Diesel Option in Segment with Manufacturer Estimated Best-in-Class 43 MPG Highway and Range of Nearly 800 Miles  Class-Leading Rear Seat Legroom  No-Charge Three-Year/36,000 Mile Carefree Maintenance® Program  German Engineering and Sophistication, Built in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Herndon, Va. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2012 Passat, a vehicle that brings new standards to the highly competitive midsize segment, with a starting MSRP of $19,995. The 2012 Passat offers exceptional features and premium options in three powertrains and a variety of equipment levels, with equally impressive pricing. “The 2012 Passat is a true Volkswagen, offering German engineering, class-leading standard features, and superior fuel economy, all for a remarkable value,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Demonstrating our commitment to the American market, the car will be produced at one of the newest, most advanced, and environmentally responsible auto assembly plants in the world in Chattanooga, Tennessee.” The 2.5L model with manual transmission and 170 horsepower has a starting MSRP of $19,995.The 2.5L model, available in eight equipment levels, comes standard with automatic dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls and Volkswagen’s no-charge threeyear/36,000 mile scheduled Carefree Maintenance Program. The up-level SE model starts at $23,725 and includes additional equipment such as 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, and a multi-Function leather-wrapped steering wheel (see 2012 Passat pricing chart for further details and additional model information). The 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel model offers three trim levels and starts at $25,995. The Passat TDI – the only clean diesel option in the midsize segment – is expected to deliver 43 mpg highway, with a range of

nearly 800 miles. The TDI base trim package, the SE, comes standard with features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Volkswagen’s touchscreen Premium VIII radio and a six-speed manual transmission. Volkswagen’s automatic DSG® transmission is optional. This direct-shift gearbox is a technologically advanced six-speed transmission that incorporates an automatic dual-clutch system that instantly engages and disengages gears without the need for a clutch pedal. The powerful 3.6L VR6® is offered in three trim levels and has a starting MSRP of $28,995. The VR6 model comes standard with a six-speed automatic DSG transmission and offers a highly competitive 280 horsepower. Additional standard premium features in the VR6® model include 18-inch alloy wheels, comfort sport seats, a sunroof, and a class exclusive Fender® Premium Audio System. The new Passat, designed specifically for the North American market, provides premium features uniquely offered in the U.S., yet maintains the dynamic character that is expected of a Volkswagen. For instance, the new Passat sets new standards for comfort, with best-in-class rear-seat legroom. The allnew midsize sedan is 191.7 inches long and has a 110.4 inch wheelbase. Premium options include leather seating surfaces, leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, wood decor, ambiance lighting, memory driver’s seat, power passenger seat, a choice of Volkswagen’s RNS 315 or RNS 510 navigation systems, front fog lights with static cornering lights, and keyless access with push button start. The Passat will also offer the new Fender Premium Audio System, designed exclusively for Volkswagen. In a partnership that combines quality automotive engineering and quality sound engineering, Volkswagen and Fender have teamed up to bring the raw emotion of live music to the driving experience.

2012 Passat Pricing

Model
2.5L – S (man)

Price
$19,995

Features
16” steel wheels, six-speed manual transmission, Automatic dualzone climate control, power locks & windows, body color mirror and door handles, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, 8-way manual driver seat, center armrest w/integrated storage box + Six-speed automatic transmission, 16” alloy wheels, rear center armrest w/storage 17” alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, Multi-Function leatherwrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim dash and middle console, exterior chrome window trim, sliding front center armrest + Six-speed automatic transmission + Sunroof + RNS 315 Navigation with Mobile Device Interface (MDI) RNS 510 Navigation, Fender Premium Audio System, Homelink, comfort sport seats, interior chrome accents, wood grain interior décor, exterior chrome accents + leather seating surfaces, keyless access and remote start, fog lights, driver seat memory, 8-way power passenger seat 17” alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette seating, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, Multi-Function leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim dash and middle console, exterior chrome window trim, sliding front center armrest + Six-speed DSG automatic transmission, sunroof

2.5L – S w Appearance (auto) 2.5L – SE (man)

$22,690 $23,725

2.5L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L

– SE (auto) – SE w Sunroof – SE w Sunroof/Navi – SEL

$24,825 $25,625 $26,795 $28,395 $29,895 $25,995

2.5L – SEL Premium TDI – SE

TDI – SE w Sunroof

$27,895

$29,495 TDI – SE w Sunroof/Navi TDI – SEL Premium $32,195

+ 18” alloy wheels, RNS 315 Navigation, Mobile Device Interface (MDI), fog lights, exterior chrome accents +Leather seating surfaces, comfort sport seats, keyless access and remote start, RNS 510 Navigation, Fender Premium Audio System, driver seat memory, wood grain interior décor, 8-way power passenger seat, interior chrome accents Six-speed DSG automatic transmission18” alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette seating, sunroof, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, comfort sports seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, Fender Premium Audio System, Multi-Function leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim dash and middle console, exterior chrome window trim, chrome dual exhaust, fog lights, sliding front center armrest + RNS 315 Navigation, MDI, exterior chrome accents Leather seating surfaces, keyless entry with remote start, RNS 510 navigation, driver seat memory, wood grain interior décor, 8-way power passenger seat, interior chrome accents All prices exclude destination

3.6L – SE w Sunroof

$28,995

3.6L – SE w Sunroof/Navi 3.6L – SEL Premium Destination

$30,595 $32,950 $770

Volkswagen of America, Inc. Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2011 Volkswagen vehicles come standard-equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

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2012 Passat Technical Specifications - 2.5L

ENGINE Type Bore Stroke Displacement Compression Ratio Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm Maximum torque, lb-ft @ rpm Fuel Requirement Firing Order Engine Management ENGINE DESIGN Arrangement Cylinder Block Crankshaft Cylinder Head Valve Train Cooling System Lubrication Fuel / Air Supply Emissions ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Alternator - A/Ah Battery - A/Ah DRIVETRAIN Drivetrain Transmission Gear Ratios Front Wheel Drive Manual Automatic 1st 3.78 4.04 2nd 2.12 2.37 3rd 1.27 1.56 4th 0.86 1.16 5th 0.66 0.85 6th ----0.67 Reverse 3.60 3.19 Final I 3.65 3.87 5.8 qt 18.5 gal 9.0 qt Rack and pinion, hydraulic power assisted 3.00 36.4 ft 11.1 m 16.4:1 Sedan Five 102.0 cu ft 15.9 cu ft Front Volume Head Room Shoulder Room Leg Room 53,473 38.3 56.9 42.4 cu ft in in in 972 mm 1,445 mm 1,077 mm 48,753 37.8 57.0 39.1 cu ft in in in Rear 960 mm 1,448 mm 992 mm 5.5 L 70 L 8.5 L 140A 330 A / 61 Ah Front mounted, transverse Cast iron Cast iron, six main bearings Aluminum alloy, crossflow Double overhead camshaft, chain driven with automatic tensioner, four valves per cylinder, maintenance-free hydraulic lifters, single coil valve springs Water cooled, water pump, crossflow radiator, double electric PWM controlled radiator fan External gear pump, chain driven, oil cooler Sequential multi-point fuel injection (Motronic) BIN5/PZEV 2.5L, in-line 5 cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, MPFI 3.25 in 82.5 mm 3.65 in 92.8 mm 151.0 cu in 2,480.0 cc 9.5:1 170 @ 5,700 rpm (125Kw @ 5,700 rpm) 177 @ 4250 rpm (240 Nm @ 4250 rpm) Regular (87) 1-2-4-5-3 Bosch MED 17.5.6

CAPACITIES Engine Oil (with filter) Fuel Tank Cooling System STEERING Type Turns (lock to lock) Turning Circle (curb to curb) Ratio INTERIOR VOLUME - SAE EPA Class Seating Capacity Passenger Volume Cargo Volume

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2012 Passat Technical Specifications - 2.5L
BODY, CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Type Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Anti-Lock Braking System Parking Brake Wheels/Tires Unibody construction Strut-type with lower control arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Four-link independent rear suspension with telescopic shock absorbers, weight optimized anti-roll bar. Axle acoustically decoupled from body. Front: Power assisted vented disc brakes - 12.3 x 1.0 in Rear: Power assisted solid disc brakes - 10.7 x 1.0 in Standard, all four wheels w/ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Mechanical, effective on rear wheels 16-in steel wheels 16-in alloy wheels 17-in alloy wheels 215/60 R16 95T, all-season tires 215/55 R17 94H, all-season tires 110.4 62.1 61.0 191.6 72.2 58.5 5.4 in in in in in in in 2,803 1,577 1,550 4,868 1,835 1,487 138 mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Front Track Rear Track Length Width Height Ground Clearance WEIGHTS Curb Weight MQ5 Transmission AQ6 Transmission FUEL CONSUMPTION City mpg MQ5 Transmission AQ6 Transmission Highway mpg MQ5 Transmission AQ6 Transmission PERFORMANCE Top Speed
1 1 118 mph

3166 lb 3221 lb

1,436 kg 1,461 kg

21 mpg 22 mpg 32 mpg 31 mpg

Maximum speed electronically limited to 118 mph in U.S. Obey all speed and traffic laws.

Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice.

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2012 Passat Technical Specifications - TDI Clean Diesel
ENGINE Type Bore Stroke Displacement Compression Ratio Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm Maximum torque, lb-ft @ rpm Fuel Requirement Firing Order Engine Management ENGINE DESIGN Arrangement Cylinder Block Crankshaft Cylinder Head Valve Train Cooling System Lubrication Fuel / Air Supply Emissions Standard ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Alternator Battery DRIVETRAIN Drivetrain Transmission Gear Ratios 140A 380 A / 72 Ah Front Wheel Drive 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse Final I Final II 5.3 18.5 9.2 qt gal qt Manual 3.77 1.96 1.26 0.87 0.86 0.72 4.56 3.68 2.92 Automatic 3.46 2.05 1.3 0.9 0.91 0.76 3.99 4.12 3.04 5.0 70 8.7 L L L 2.0L, in-line 4 cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, turbocharged, DI, Common Rail 81.0 mm 3.19 in 3.76 in 95.5 mm 120.1 cu in 1,968 cc 16.5 : 1 140 hp @ 4,000 rpm (103 KW @ 4,000 rpm) 236 @ 1,500 to 2,500 rpm (320 Nm @ 1,500 to 2,500 rpm) Diesel 1-3-4-2 BOSCH EDC 17 Front mounted, transverse Cast iron Cast iron, five main bearings Aluminum alloy Double overhead camshaft, spur belt driven, four valves per cylinder, maintenancefree hydraulic lifters, single valve springs Water cooled, water pump, crossflow radiator, thermostatically controlled electric 3speed radiator fan Rotary gear pump, intermediate shaft driven, oil cooler Electronically controlled direct injection (EDC), turbocharger BIN5/LEV2

CAPACITIES Engine Oil (with filter) Fuel Tank Cooling System STEERING Type Turns (lock to lock) Turning Circle (curb to curb) Ratio INTERIOR VOLUME - SAE EPA Class Seating Capacity Passenger Volume Cargo Volume Volume Head Room Shoulder Room Leg Room Sedan Five 102.0 cu ft 15.9 cu ft Front 53,473 38.3 56.9 42.4 cu ft in in in 972 mm 1,445 mm 1,077 mm 48,753 37.8 57.0 39.1 cu ft in in in Rear 960 mm 1,448 mm 992 mm Rack and pinion, electro-mechanical, power assisted 3.0 36.4 ft 11.1 m 16.4:1

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2012 Passat Technical Specifications - TDI Clean Diesel
BODY, CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Type Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Anti-Lock Braking System Parking Brake Wheels/Tires Unibody construction Strut-type with lower control arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Four-link independent rear suspension with telescopic shock absorbers, weight optimized anti-roll bar. Axle acoustically decoupled from body. Front: Power assisted vented disc brakes - 12.3 x 1.0 in Rear: Power assisted solid disc brakes - 10.7 x 0.4 in Standard, all four wheels w/ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Mechanical, effective on rear wheels 17-in alloy wheels 18-in alloy wheels 215/55 R17 94H, all-season tires 235/45 R18 94H, all-season tires 110.4 62.1 61.0 191.6 72.2 58.5 5.4 in in in in in in in 2,083 1,577 1,550 4,868 1,835 1,487 138 mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Front Track Rear Track Length Width Height Ground Clearance WEIGHTS Curb Weight MQ6 Transmission DQ6 Transmission 1 FUEL CONSUMPTION City mpg MQ6 Transmission DQ6 Transmission Highway mpg MQ6 Transmission DQ6 Transmission PERFORMANCE Top Speed
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3360 lb 3397 lb

1,524 kg 1,541 kg

31 mpg 31 mpg 43 mpg 43 mpg 118 mph*

Maximum speed electronically limited to 118 mph in U.S. Obey all speed and traffic laws.

Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice.

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2012 Passat Technical Specifications - VR6 V6
ENGINE Type Bore Stroke Displacement Compression Ratio Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm Maximum torque, lb-ft @ rpm Fuel Requirement Firing Order Engine Management ENGINE DESIGN Arrangement Cylinder Block Crankshaft Cylinder Heads Valve Train Cooling System Lubrication Fuel / Air Supply Emissions Standard ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Alternator Battery DRIVETRAIN Drivetrain Transmission Gear Ratios 140A 380 A / 72 Ah Front Wheel Drive 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse Final I Final II 5.8 18.5 13.0 qt gal qt Automatic 2.92 1.79 1.19 0.83 0.86 0.69 3.26 4.77 3.44 5.5 70 12.3 L L L 3.6L VR6 (10.6 deg V), 4 valves per cylinder, FSI 3.50 in 89.0 mm 3.80 in 96.4 mm 219.4 cu in 3,597 cc 11.4 : 1 280 @ 6,200 rpm (206kW @ 6,200 rpm) 258 @ 2,500 - 5,000 rpm (350 Nm @ 2,500 - 5,000 rpm) Premium (91 or higher) 1-5-3-6-2-4 Bosch MED 17.1.6 Front mounted, transverse Cast iron Cast iron Aluminum alloy, crossflow Dual overhead camshaft, chain driven, four valves per cylinder, maintenancefree hydraulic lifters, variable valve timing Water cooled, water pump, crossflow radiator, sensor-controlled continuously variable regulated cooler Chain-driven duo-centric oil pump Sequential multi-point direct fuel injection (Motronic), variable intake manifold, variable intake and exhaust cam timing ULEVII

CAPACITIES Engine Oil (with filter) Fuel Tank Cooling System STEERING Type Turns (lock to lock) Turning Circle (curb to curb) Ratio INTERIOR VOLUME - SAE EPA Class Seating Capacity Passenger Volume Cargo Volume Volume Head Room Shoulder Room Leg Room Sedan Five 102.0 cu ft 15.9 cu ft 53,473 38.3 56.9 42.4 Front cu ft in 972 mm in 1,445 mm in 1,077 mm Rear 48,753 37.8 57.0 39.1 cu ft in in in 960 mm 1,448 mm 992 mm Rack and pinion, hydraulic power assisted 3.00 36.4 ft 11.1 m 16.4:1

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2012 Passat Technical Specifications - VR6 V6
BODY, CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Type Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Anti-Lock Braking System Parking Brake Wheels/Tires DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Front Track Rear Track Length Width Height Ground Clearance WEIGHTS Curb Weight FUEL CONSUMPTION1 City mpg Highway mpg PERFORMANCE Top Speed
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Unibody construction Strut-type with lower control arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Four-link independent rear suspension with telescopic shock absorbers, weight optimized anti-roll bar. Axle acoustically decoupled from body. Front: Power assisted vented disc brakes - 12.3 x 1.0 in Rear: Power assisted solid disc brakes - 10.7 x 0.4 in Standard, all four wheels w/ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Mechanical, effective on rear wheels 18-in alloy wheels 235/45 R18 94H, all-season tires 110.4 62.1 61.0 191.6 72.2 58.5 5.4 3,446 20 28 130 in in in in in in in lb mpg mpg mph* 2,083 1,577 1,550 4,868 1,835 1,487 138 mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

1,563 kg

Maximum speed electronically limited to 130 mph in U.S. Obey all speed and traffic laws.

Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice.

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