The VW Passat TDI first appeared in the B4-series from 1996 in appearance and revolutionized with 90 or 110 hp power and efficiency of the diesel engine in a new car. After only half a year of construction, type 3B was the recent edition of the VW Passat TDI until 2000 with five different pump nozzle / distributor injection diesels (90 - 115 hp) as a sedan and station wagon (variant) was built and is still quite popular today as a used car. After a facelift in 2000, the VW Passat TDI was built with a total of six TDI diesel engines until they are replaced by the current B6 Passat TDI on. The current B6 series, which will be built up to the year 2011, is sold in sedan and mainly as Estate (Variant) cars. The VW Passat TDI currently offers 5 different TDI engines, forms the basis of the VW Passat TDI with 1.6 liter displacement and 105 hp. As the most powerful engine of the VW Passat TDI is a 2.0-liter diesel engine is used, which has an output of 170 hp. Since 2009, the VW Passat TDI is also available as a fuel-saving version with BlueMotion which has a strength of 143 hp.