Revolutionary: The Passat TSI EcoFuel signifies the beginning of a new era in natural gas driven cars. The reason: until now, the temperament of cars driven by natural gas – a fuel that is as environmentally friendly as it is economical – has been restrained at best. The up to 210 km/h fast and decidedly economical Passat TSI EcoFuel finally puts an end to this thanks to its powerful 110 kW / 150 PS high-tech engine. The natural gas Passat accelerates to Passat to 100 km/h in just 9.7 seconds.Despite its agility, the first turbo direct-injection engine designed for natural gas operation in the Passat sedan, shifted by 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG), is satisfied with just 4.38 kilograms (!) natural gas per 100 kilometers (bottom line: just €4.33** / 100 km). At 119 g/km CO2 the Passat breaks the CO2 barrier of 120 g/km. Market launch of the Passat and Passat Variant TSI EcoFuel (with optional DSG or standard 6-speed manual transmission) will take place in early 2009.