2014 Detroit Motor Show LIVE: Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Concept image

The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Concept has been officially presented to the public during the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit.

The model in question has been already unveiled last week and it has been equipped with a new front grille, with a rear spoiler, additional chrome trim, a two-tone interior, carbon fiber trim, leather seats, gloss black accents and much more. The German based automaker says that the new VW Passat BlueMotion Concept is also getting the Active Cylinder Management system, which can deactivate two out of the four cylinders at low speeds, in order to help save fuel.

There is also a stop/start system available on this one-off model and the carmaker says that the coasting function is allowing the DSG transmission to decouple from the engine as soon as the driver is releasing the accelerator pedal, in order to minimize the mechanical drag. As far as the engine goes, a 1.4 liter TSI four-cylinder direct injected unit is found under the Passat BlueMotion’s hood, which is helping the model achieve an estimated fuel economy of 5.6L / 100km (50.4 mpg UK / 42 mpg US), thanks to its 150 HP (112 kW) and 249 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.