2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 (B5.5)
Extremely rare JDM spec 4-Motion (All-wheel drive) 4.0 W8 saloon with only 87,184Km recorded
Dating from 2004, this rare later model W8 of B5.5 Generation Passat features the potent 4.0 litre BDN/BDP 32-valve W8 engine which develops 271Bhp and 370NM of torque, enough to propel this nicely understated family saloon to 60mph in just 6.8 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph.
The W8 models are all-wheel drive, denoted ‘4Motion’ power going to the wheels via 5-speed automatic/tiptronic transmission. The W8 variant was tipped as the top level in Luxury within the Passat range and was used as a test bed for VW’s W-engine configuration that would later make an appearance in the W12 Phaeton, Bentley GT and W16 Bugatti Veyron.
This luxurious example, finished in Black is typically understated with only a W8 badge to the front grill and discreet 4Motion badge on the rear with quad tail pipes protruding from the lower rear bumper edge the only subtle hints at what lies within.
Showing just 87,184Km (54,173 miles) this RHD W8 has been in the UK since the early part of 2018 and had 4 UK owners in this time as on the V5C. The car comes with the usual high spec of a W8 including leather interior with electric adjustment and driver memory, multi-stage heated seats, rear heated seats, rear window blind, leather door cards (with some sag), after market JDM spec multi-media screen, wood trim and digital climate control with A/C.
In addition to the V5C, the file includes 2 old MOTs showing the Km reading at first MOT to be 72,543Km (45,076 miles) along with the current ticket, valid until July 2022 with no advisories recorded and a folder of Japanese history and additional set of English manuals.
An unusual car with uncommonly low indicated mileage in what looks like nice order. Interesting.
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