Wolfsburg, Germany is approximately 4585 miles (7380 km) away from Chattanooga, Tennessee but that hasn't stop Volkswagen from announcing plans to offer a Passat Wolfsburg Edition in the United States.

Wolfsburg, Germany is approximately 4585 miles (7380 km) away from Chattanooga, Tennessee but that hasn't stop Volkswagen from announcing plans to offer a Passat Wolfsburg Edition in the United States.

Set to go on sale later this spring, the "value-oriented" model will come nicely equipped with perforated leatherette seats, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, satellite radio and a Media Device-Interface with an iPod cable. The model also features a multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and distinctive 16-inch alloy wheels.

Motivation will be provided by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that develops 170 bhp (127 kW) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. It will be connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which should enable the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

The 2013 Passat Wolfsburg Edition will be priced from $23,495.

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