B&B boosts 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI to 220kW/630Nm

If you’re planning on getting yourself into the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, there’s a good ‘powerful’ reason to get excited thanks to an aftermarket tuning kit by B&B.

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German tuner B&B Automobiltechnik has come up with a performance kit for the new 177kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel model that adds quite a dollop of power.

The performance kit includes an air induction system, a custom stainless steel exhaust, and a boost increase of 0.2 bar (2.9psi). Making sure the new parts work in harmony, the car’s ECU is also optimised.

As a result, engine output is lifted to a tantalising 220kW and 630Nm, giving it the ability to shoot from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds, down from 6.3 for the standard model. This kit will set punters back  €3950 (approximately AU$5850).

If that’s more power than you’d like, B&B offers a lesser 202kW/570Nm performance kit for €1298 (approximately AU$1920). The German tuner also offers a suspension lowering package and a host of alloy wheels that range in sizes from 19 to 20 inches, as well as various exterior body enhancements.

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The new 177kW 2015 Passat uses a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission as well as all-wheel drive 4Motion technology. Design-wise, the 2015 Passat sports a more sophisticated exterior design with a much bolder appearance, as well as new LED headlights. The wheelbase has also been stretched by 79mm, while the overall length has been reduced by 2mm.

Josh is one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist at The Project Group.