After a period of delays, Volkswagen AG offers the U.S. its first all-wheel drive (AWD) passenger-car in more than a decade. U.S. buyers now can order the Passat midsize sedan with VW's AWD 4Motion system. The 4Motion hardware is a $1,600 option, offered exclusively for 2.8L SOHC V-6-equipped Passats with the 5-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. For the U.S. market, the 1988 Quantum wagon was the last VW-brand passenger vehicle to offer AWD. Because the Passat uses a ...

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