Self Study Program 542 – The Passat 2015

Self Study Program 542 – The Passat 2015 PDF free online

The Passat 2015 – Generation 8

The Passat 2015 is being built using the modular transverse matrix (MQB) for the first time. This has allowed us to give the vehicle a considerably more dynamic look. You can see this in the lowered body, longer wheelbase, larger wheels and a larger interior. The vehicle length is, however, almost the same as the previous model.

New design and technology details continue in the interior. Examples include a continuous, horizontal line of vents in the dash panel and the Active Info Display (a new instrument cluster) with interactive, digital instruments.

Emergency Assist, Trailer Assist and Traffic Jam Assist, which are being offered for the first time, ensure more safety and comfort alongside the established driver assist systems.

There is a completely new range of power units that is also based on the MQB.
The new 2.0l 176kW TDI biturbo engine is the leading product among the power units. Due to the high maximum torque of 500 Nm produced by this engine, it is combined with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox in the Passat as standard.

Car-Net is taking the networking of vehicles with digital media and the Internet even further. The range of mobile online services has been expanded again considerably with the Passat. For example, you can now search online for the cheapest petrol stations or the nearest available car parks and start navigation to them at the touch of a button.

You will find more information on the technology in the new Passat in this and other self-study programmes.


  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Occupant protection
  • Power units
  • Power transmission
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Running gear
  • Electrical system
  • Infotainment
  • Car-Net
  • Glossary

The self-study programme presents the design and function of 
new developments!
The content will not be updated.
Current testing, setting and repair instructions can be found in the provided service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 60

Self Study Program 542 – The Passat 2015 PDF free online