A Brief History
First built in 1973, the Volkswagen Passat is one of the world’s best selling family sedans. First based off the Audi 80, the car sports a sleek, aerodynamic design, the Passat was named for the German word for trade wind. The second generation B2 Volkswagen Passat was was released in 1981, and showcased a newer, larger and faster model. Even more streamlined than it’s predecessor, the B2 was nimble and efficient with the change in body shape and parts. Volkswagen also introduced a four wheel drive setup for this model paired with the 5-speed gearbox. It’s powered by a 135hp 2.2L petrol engine, or the 80hp 1.6L diesel.
Later, the B4 saw a massive redesign for the Volkswagen Passat. Not only in body shape, Volkswagen also now integrated a turbocharged direct injection diesel engine, which managed to pass the 100hp mark for the diesel.
The B5 Volkswagen Passat hit the European market in 1997 and shared a platform with the Audi A4. Bringing more upscale interiors and better safety features, the Passat really made its mark for buyers looking for a mid-size car, and still remains one of the best models to drive.
The VW Passat was revolutionised again in 2005 with the B6 when engineers decided to use an elongated Golf platform for this range and fitting a transversely mounted, Fuel Stratified Injection engine. The quality of interiors and parts really took a step up with this model, and Volkswagen introduced a 4Motion Haldex Traction multi-plate clutch for the 4×4 version, which was able to split torque 50:50 between the axles as required.
2014 saw the VW Passat upgrade into the B8 with many modern extras and parts like emergency assist, trailer assist and traffic jam assist, which lets the driver sit while the car drives itself through traffic jams. The B8 Passat also saw that all petrol engines now have BlueMotion technology and develop between 124 and 276 hp, while the diesel ones offer between 118 and 237 hp. Selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) are present on the most powerful 2.0-liter TDI engines (187 and 237 hp).
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Delivery of your Passat Parts
If you’re looking for car parts for your Volkswagen Passat, Tooley Imports is here to help! We have been in the parts industry for a long time and specialise in importing Volkswagen car parts from overseas to Australia.
Our fast delivery network for VW parts
We offer the fastest possible delivery for the car parts you need to areas all over Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. No matter your location, we have a wide range of interconnected transport services like road and air freight options to get you your Passat parts quickly. We offer a same-day delivery service for metro Sydney areas and overnight delivery all over Australia. If your location is overseas in New Zealand or the Asia Pacific region, we have shipping and airfreights that leave regularly to ensure you also get to enjoy our speedy parts service.
Our low-cost delivery option
We are also committed to keeping our delivery costs low to ensure you get the best possible experience with us. We have access to the best European spare car parts worldwide. With the large volume of parts that we deal with and deliver every day, our freight services give us bulk pricing with large discounts which we pass on directly to our valued customers.
We are the largest Australian owned and operated European auto parts distributor here in Australia. Volkswagen spare car parts are one of our specialty areas of expertise. We have been working within the Volkswagen Industry for more than 50 years. Our team has accumulated comprehensive product knowledge enabling them to be experts in their field of VW cars. There is not a lot we don’t know about Volkswagen vehicles.
We source the best quality spare vehicle parts for almost all of their models. Whether you are looking for auto parts for something old or new, we have an incredibly wide network of manufacturers who can source all the car parts you need.