Volkswagen Passat GTE for German police force image

The German police force has recently received a brand new ride, in the shape of a Volkswagen Passat GTE, the hybrid version of the model.

A new vehicle added to the German police force will be helping to fight crime. The model in question is a Volkswagen Passat GTE and this will be used on the Heligoland archipelago, where the use of automobiles and bicycles is prohibited and the only “normal” rides are small fire trucks and a local ambulance van. Other than these are electrically powered vehicles.

The new Volkswagen Passat GTE will be joining its smaller brother, the VW Golf GTE, which has arrived on the islands back in July. The new model is taking its power from a petrol-electric hybrid system, which includes the use of a 1.4 liter TSI petrol burner, with 156 HP (115 kW), backed up by an electric motor, with 115 HP (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. The assembly is capable of producing total output of 218 HP (160 kW), connected to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The average fuel consumption stands at just 2.0 liters / 100 km and the CO2 emissions stop at less than 45 g/km.