Volkswagen just moved its headquarters Virginia, and it’s giving the Herndon police department two new Passats. It is a tradition for automakers to give away cars in the area where they reside, and Volkswagen is continuing that tradition.
The new Volkswagen Passat comes with the standard 2.0-liter TSI (turbocharged and direct injected) inline-four, and has been supped up for police duty, which now has an output of 250 hp and 299 lb-ft (from 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet.) Other modifications include larger brakes from the 3.6-liter V6 versions of the Volkswagen Passat, and 18-inch wheels.
If this experiment works out well in Virginia, there may be a chance that Volkswagen will get into the police-car business just like Ford, Chevy, and BMW here in the U.S. Check out the video below of the VW Passat police car version in Europe.