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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Notes on technical data

Technical data  
The vehicle's performance has been calculated  
without any equipment that reduces it, e.g. e.g., river  
Notes on technical data  
For technical approval or fiscal reasons, power values  
and benefits may vary.  
Data Overview  
On some engines with undercarriage for rough roads,  
the maximum speed may be limited and therefore lower  
than indicated.  
Unless stated otherwise, the technical data is valid for  
the basic model. The indicated values may differ  
depending on the optional equipment or model version,  
as well as in the case of special vehicles and equipment  
for certain countries. The data from the official vehicle  
documentation always have priority.  
Mass of the towing vehicle and trailer  
combination The masses indicated for the towing  
vehicle and trailer combination are only valid for  
maximum altitudes of 1000 m (3000 feet) above sea  
level. The maximum authorized mass of the towing  
vehicle and trailer combination must be reduced by  
approx. 10%. for every 1,000 m (3,000 ft) of additional height.  
Observe the notes and information regarding vehicles in  
category N1 ÿ p. 384, Important information for vehicles  
in category N1 (light commercial vehicle).  
Grade angle Grade  
angle is the gradeability value up to which the vehicle  
can overcome a grade under its own power. This  
depends on, among other things, the road surface,  
weather conditions and engine power. The values apply  
to a moving vehicle and not to starting from a standstill.  
The data carrier sticker and the official vehicle  
documentation show the engine that is mounted on the  
The height (slope) reached in a 100 m (300 ft)  
section is indicated in percentage or in degrees (100% =  
45 degrees).  
The values of the mass in running order given in the  
following tables apply to the vehicle ready to drive with  
the fuel tank 90% full and considering the weight of the  
driver (75 kg [165 lb]), of which operating fluids and, if  
necessary, tools and the spare wheel. The indicated  
Vehicle identification number  
mass in running order is increased with optional  
equipment and retrofitting of accessories, thereby  
correspondingly reducing the possible payload.  
The payload results from the sum of the following pe  
you are:  
— passengers  
— total baggage  
- accessories  
— load on the roof —  
vertical load on the coupling when driving with a trailer  
Never exceed the total mass of the vehicle or the ma  
sa maximum authorized per axle, not even when carrying  
a trailer. The authorized values can be found on the  
safety certificate ("safety compliance label") on the B-  
pillar on the driver's side ÿ p. 381.  
Fig. 264 On the windscreen: vehicle identification  
The vehicle identification number (VIN) can be read from  
the outside through a box in the windscreen. The box is  
Technical data  

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