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The passat is a type of Wind. Wind is the quasi-horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by a horizontal pressure gradient force. ...


For a sailing ship named after that wind see Passat_(ship). barque Passat in Travemünde Passat after sundown The Passat is one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. ...


For a car named after that wind see VW Passat. The Volkswagen Passat is a midsized car built by Volkswagen AG. It falls between the VW Golf/Jetta and VW Phaeton in the current VW production line-up. ...


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VW Passat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1121 words)
The current Passat was launched in 1996, and was significant in that it returned to Audi underpinnings, again using the classic "overhung" longitudinally mounted engine with front wheel drive.
The B5 Passat shared its platform with the Audi A4, though the latter was redesigned and received a new platform in 2002.
The new Passat was launched in some parts of Europe in the early part of 2005, shortly after its introduction in the Geneva Motor Show.
CanadianDriver: Volkswagen Passat Wagon 4Motion (1336 words)
The Passat's front wheels are steered directly from their centre points, rather than at the end of lever arms like other front-drive cars.
The Passat includes standard frontal and side airbags - the latter are positioned in the front seats so that they move in relation to the passenger when the seat is moved.
Passats also have a collapsible steering column and an interior with recessed door handles and control switches, crushable sun visors, a foldable rear-view mirror, and an absence of sharp edges.
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