Volkswagen Passat CC

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Running costs

The CC comes with a choice of standard (12 months or 9,300 miles) or long-life (two years or 18,600 miles) service intervals, the latter using higher-quality oils. Alternating between minor and major, costs are £184 and £354 for these. A new cambelt is needed every five years or 130,000 miles on all diesel engines; the TSI units are chain-driven.

History

The Passat CC arrived in May 2008. Buyers could choose between 158bhp 1.8 TSI and 296bhp 3.6 V6 petrol engines, or there was a 138bhp 2.0 TDI diesel. In September 2008 a 197bhp 2.0 TSI petrol engine joined the range, along with a 168bhp 2.0 TDI.

Updates in April 2010 added cruise control to the entry-level CC; then a facelifted car (pictured) arrived in March 2012, by which point it had been renamed simply the CC, its Passat roots no longer acknowledged. Only four-cylinder engines were now offered (1.8 and 2.0 TSI, and 2.0 TDI in 140 and 170 guises, while a 158bhp 1.4 TSI arrived later), all with manual or automatic transmissions. The most obvious change was a new nose, with restyled headlights and grille, while under the skin was a new differential for improved handling and traction.

Motorsport

A specially-prepared CC was raced in the 2013 British Touring Car Championship season and also in later events.[18] Drivers included Warren Scott, Tom Onslow-Cole, and Aiden Moffat.

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