Finding groups near you ...

Groups

  1.   Volkswagen
  2.    Public
Third generation 2008-2017 Volkswagen Scirocco Typ 13 MkIII
  1.   Volkswagen
  2.    Public
Volkswagen Passat B2 Typ 32B 1981-1988 Volkswagen Corsar Volkswagen Carat Volkswagen Santana Volkswagen Quantum Nissan Santana The Volkswagen Passat (B2) is an automobile which was produced ...
Volkswagen Passat B2 Typ 32B 1981-1988

Volkswagen Corsar
Volkswagen Carat
Volkswagen Santana
Volkswagen Quantum
Nissan Santana

The Volkswagen Passat (B2) is an automobile which was produced by German manufacturer Volkswagen from 1981 to 1988. It was the second generation of the Volkswagen Passat. The platform was slightly longer than the preceding Passat (B1) and the car's updated styling was instantly recognisable as a Passat, with the most obvious difference being the rectangular headlights. As with the previous generation, it was based on the platform of the Audi 80; the corresponding B2 version of which had been already launched in 1978. Unlike the previous B1 80/Passat, there were much more pronounced styling differences between the two cars, as well as the Passat having a completely different dashboard and interior compared to its Audi 80 sister. In most markets, the equipment levels were renamed from L/LS/GLS to CL/GL/CD.

In addition to the Passat hatchbacks and Variants (estate/wagon), there was also a conventional three-box saloon, which until the 1985 facelift was sold as the Volkswagen Santana in Europe. In North America, the Passat/Santana was sold as the Volkswagen Quantum, available in three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, and a wagon model, but the five-door hatchback was never sold there and the three-door hatchback was dropped after less than two years. The four-wheel drive Syncro version was introduced in October 1984, initially only with the more powerful two-litre five-cylinder engine.


Pre-facelift Passat B2 5-door hatchback

The Santana was also produced in China, Brazil, Mexico (as the Corsar, from 1984 and 1988) and Argentina (as the Carat between 1987 and 1991). In Brazil, the Santana station wagon was sold as the Quantum. The Passat saloon and estate were produced in South Africa for their local market until 1987. As of 2010 the B2 Santana is still in production in China.


Volkswagen Quantum Wagon (US)

Like the previous generation, the B2 Passat was mainly sold with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Unlike its predecessor, however, top-of the line versions received five-cylinder Audi or VW engines of 1.9–2.2 litres.[1][3] In addition to four- and five-speed manuals and three-speed automatic gearboxes, the Passat/Santana was also available with the VW concern's interesting 4+E transmission. This, also called the "Formel E" had a particularly high top gear, which combined with a freewheeling mechanism to provide better gas mileage. An automatic stop/start was also available in some markets.

The four-wheel drive system used in the Passat Variant Syncro shared the mechanics of the Audi 80 quattro rather than the Volkswagen Golf Syncro. When first shown, at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show, the car was meant to be called the "Passat Tetra". The Syncro's bottomplate was almost entirely different, requiring a transmission tunnel, a relocated gas tank, and no spare tire well (to make room for the complex rear axle assembly). Unlike the related Audi 80 quattro which used a reversed front wheel setup, the rear-axle was an adapted Volkswagen Transporter unit so as to retain a flat loading floor. Only the more popular estate was deemed worthy of reengineering, so as to not offer direct competition with the sedan-only Audi 80 quattro. Syncro was also available in the North American market, only with the five-cylinder engine.

1985 Facelift

In 1985 the range received a slight facelift, consisting of new, larger bumpers, interior retouches, a new front grille and new taillights on the hatchback versions. The three-door hatchback was discontinued while the Santana nameplate was dropped in Europe. The saloon's front end was now the same as the hatchback and estate. The North American version, still known as the Quantum, gained European-style composite headlamps.

On March 31, 1988 production ended (although Syncro models continued in production until June) with 3,345,248 built in Germany. World production totals amount to at least 4.5 million units.
  1.   Audi
  2.    Public
Audi Coupé B3 Typ 89 / 8B 1988 - 1996
  1.   BMW
  2.    Public
BMW 5 Series G30
  1.   Lotus
  2.    Public
Lotus Elite Types 75 and 83
  1.   BMW
  2.    Public
BMW E9 Coupe
  1.   BMW
  2.    Public
BMW E34 5-series
  1.   Volkswagen
  2.    Public
VW-Corrado
  1.   Volkswagen
  2.    Public
VW Golf first generation Club - 1974-1983 Volkswagen entrusted the job of styling the Beetle’s replacement to ItalDesign. Giugiaro’s touch worked: more than six million MkIs were sold. In the wa...
VW Golf first generation Club - 1974-1983

Volkswagen entrusted the job of styling the Beetle’s replacement to ItalDesign. Giugiaro’s touch worked: more than six million MkIs were sold.

In the wake of GTI, which have long favor with enthusiasts, Golf 1 wiser attract more and more people who want a nice and easy daily driver. Even with small taillights (until August 1980) or small bumper (before September 1978), the debut GLS combines charm of the seventies and practical aspects thoughtful. With reversing lights, the fuel cap lockable and interior well equipped (full instrumentation, headrests, center console ...), it makes life easier and is entitled to the "big" engines (9 and 8 HP) the normal range. With the added bonus of assisted brakes. The most difficult is to find a copy or lowered or altered.
  1.   Volkswagen
  2.    Public
VW Golf II and Volkswagen Jetta series-II (A2, Typ 1G)
  1.   Volkswagen
  2.    Public
VW Beetle Classic Club
  1.   Audi
  2.    Public
Our club owners and fans of unique sports center-engine supercar Audi R8 is dedicated to test drives, tuning, real road operation and news about their supercar Ingolstadt. Questions and discussion in ...
Our club owners and fans of unique sports center-engine supercar Audi R8 is dedicated to test drives, tuning, real road operation and news about their supercar Ingolstadt. Questions and discussion in our club are welcome Services - Welcome.
  1.   BMW
  2.    Public
E31 drivers and fun club - BMW 8-series only BMW 8-Series E31 1989-1999 // £4000-£20,000 This big coupe is arguably one of BMW’s most elegant productions. It’s low, wide and looks almost timeles...
E31 drivers and fun club - BMW 8-series only

BMW 8-Series E31 1989-1999 // £4000-£20,000

This big coupe is arguably one of BMW’s most elegant productions. It’s low, wide and looks almost timeless. Although V12 M70/M73 models are more powerful and tempting, the V8 M60/M62 makes a lot more sense.

FOR MODERNISTS

If you fancy a modern classic with all the benefits (and pitfalls), then BMW’s glutinous E31 8 Series of the 1990s is for you. A glorious GT that comes as a V8 but is never better than in magnificent V12 form, you can pick both up for buttons. And that’s the problem – because many were and run on a shoestring by 3 Series owners with ideas above their station! There’s lots of expensive electronics to go wrong, and they usually will due to previous neglect. Top buy is the 850CSi but most owners know their worth.


BMW 8 SERIES E31 SPENDTHRIFT SUPERCAR

Like its German relation the mighty Porsche 928, BMW’s super suave 8 Series never really received the plaudits it genuinely deserved when launched over 20 years ago. Initially it was M70 V12-powered before an equally good 286bhp V8 M60/M62 (840i) came and joined the range. Like the 928, this German is most at home when long distance touring but the 380bhp, 5.6-litre CSi is as good as many established super cars. The Beemer’s complexity means maintenance and repairs can easily outweigh the car’s real world value because you can pick one up for as little as a few grand even though you’d be mad to!

Shortly after eight BMW 8-series E31

It was one of the stars of the IAA 1989: the BMW 8-Series Coupé. Based on the 7 Series (E 32) made especially the courageous design of the 4.78-meter-long luxury liner that fans of the brand. The flat silhouette, the spectacular pop-up headlights and the many body details were competitors Mercedes-Benz W126 Coupé and Jaguar XJS seem like from another planet. The design revolution continued in the interior: A shapely, clear lined dashboard surrounded the passengers who made themselves comfortable on new integral seats. That the giant was built for two, had no appreciable trunk and was unreadable, the customers of the first hour did not bother - it already likely that the first built twelve-cylinder had his trouble with the two-ton BMW out of the 7-Series E32. However, the performance was not bad. The later model with 326hp and five-speed automatic could rather convincing. It was only with the 5.6-liter of the CSI and the six-speed manual entered the 8 into the circle of the sports car. Today these distinctions hardly play a role. Especially the imaginary as entry-level engine V8 models (4.0 and 4.4 liters) have a special charm, but they have more than the classic exhaust note, while the twelve-cylinder rather confident with refinement. But the budget determines the model. Inexpensive are still 4.0 times liter 840i and 850i. For the rare CSi, the 326hp 850C or the 4.6-liter V8 car is already too late. They have already started their pricing soaring.

Model: BMW 8 Series (E 31)
Power: 4.0-5.6-litres gasoline engines; 286-380 hp
Construction period: 5 / 1989-5 / 1999
No. of items: 30,621
Recommendation: If the shape in the foreground represents, is served i well with the standard 850.
Techies take the CSI with all-wheel steering.
Both V8 are suitable for everyday use.
Do not: Buy Worn basic models and try to restore. Also of CSI should stay away, unless they are cheap.
Repair Reserve: EUR 5,000 should have at
His start. Because parts are expensive and repairs sometimes.
Value forecast: CSi and the two late.
Twelve cylinders are already expensive, but continue to grow, 840i and 850i expected something need until a measurable rise in prices recorded can be.


  1.   BMW
  2.    Public
BMW E30 Club - Thirtieth series BMW - was the second generation of cars of middle class automotive brand from Bavaria. These machines have a wide range of engines and body styles. Even during the life...
BMW E30 Club - Thirtieth series BMW - was the second generation of cars of middle class automotive brand from Bavaria. These machines have a wide range of engines and body styles. Even during the life of the conveyor this machine has earned the title of the cult. And now having passed the test of time and has a huge range of kilometers and miles fans and avid owners. Our club dedicated to everything that is connected with this model and its numerous modifications. Namely operation, test drives, repair and tuning of course. Tuning E30 is now a whole industry, even say more - it's a real industry and enthusiasm of thousands of fans of the famous thirty. Our community brings together owners and enthusiastic amateur trio of second generation all continents and countries. All communication in our outdoor club is in English as a universal means of communication.

Welcome - E30 with love and forever!

Like the E28 5 Series, the second-generation 3 Series E30 concentrated on the consistent improvement of a successful concept. With improved styling, technology and equipment levels, the 3 Series offered a wide range of engines for all customer demands. From 1983 all models were also available with four doors. In 1988 the 324td introduced the first-ever electronic diesel injection system, and newly developed four-cylinder units replaced the engines that had proven their merits millions of times over 26 years.

1982 – 1991 E30 3 Series Saloon 2 doors and 4 doors

BMW 316, 1982 – 1988 4-cyl. ohc 1766 cc 66 kW (90 hp)
BMW 316i, 1988 – 1991 4-cyl. ohc 1596 cc Cat. 74 kW (100 hp)
BMW 316i, 1987 – 1988 4-cyl. ohc 1766 cc Cat. 75 kW (102 hp)
BMW 318i, 1982 – 1987 4-cyl. ohc 1766 cc 77 kW (105 hp) Cat. 75 kW (102 hp)
BMW 318i, 1987 – 1991 4-cyl. ohc 1796 cc Cat. 83 kW (113 hp)
BMW 318is, 1989 – M42 1991 4-cyl. ohc 1796 cc Cat. 100 kW (136 hp)
BMW 320i, 1982 – 1991 M20B20 6-cyl. ohc 1990 cc 92 kW (125 hp) Cat. 95 kW (129 hp)
BMW 323i, 1982 – 1986 M20B23 6-cyl. ohc 2316 cc 102 kW (139 hp) 110 kW (150 hp)
BMW 325e, 1983 – 1988 M20B27 6-cyl. ohc 2693 cc Cat. 90 kW (122 hp) Cat. 95 kW (129 hp)
BMW 324d, 1985 – 1990 M21 6-cyl. ohc 2443 cc 63 kW (86 hp)
BMW 324td, 1987 – 1990 M21B24 6-cyl. ohc 2443 cc 85 kW (115 hp)
BMW 325i, 1985 – 1991 M20B25 6-cyl. ohc 2494 cc 126 kW (171 hp) Cat.125 kW (170 hp)

1985 – 1991 E30 325iX Permanent four-wheel drive, central power divider, viscous locks.
BMW 325iX 1990 – 98 6-cyl. ohc 2494 cc Cat. 125 kW (170 hp) 126 kW (171 hp)

1982 – 1990 E30 3 Series Baur Top-Convertible
With the introduction of the new 3 Series, Baur again offered a Convertible model with rollover bar. Then, in 1986, BMW themselves introduced a brand-new fourseater Convertible. The elaborately constructed roof was easy to operate and disappeared completely into a com - partment behind the rear seats.

1986 – 1993 E30 3 Series Convertible
BMW 318i Convertible
1990 – 1993 4-cyl. ohc 1796 cc 83 kW (113 hp)
BMW 325i Convertible 1986 – 1993 6-cyl. ohc 2494 cc Cat. 125 kW (170 hp) 126 kW (171 hp)
BMW 320i Convertible 1986 – 1993 6-cyl. ohc 1990 cc 95 kW (129 hp)


1988 – 1994 E30 3 Series touring

Another variant in the E30 3 Series was the dynamic and luxurious Touring with the same wheelbase but a completely different rear end. This car came with petrol and diesel engines as well as four-wheel drive.

BMW 316i touring, 1991 – 1994 4-cyl. ohc 1596 cc 74 kW (100 hp)
BMW 320i touring, 1988 – 91 6-cyl. ohc 1990 cc 95 kW (129 hp)
BMW 318i touring, 1989 – 1994 4-cyl. ohc 1796 cc 83 kW (113 hp)
BMW 325i touring, 1988 – 1993 6-cyl. ohc 2494 cc 125 kW (170 hp)
BMW 325iX touring, 1988 – 1993 M20B25 6-cyl. ohc 2494 cc 125 kW (170 hp)
BMW 324td touring, 1988 – 1993 M21 6-cyl. ohc 2443 cc 85 kW (115 hp)
There are no groups participated by this user.
Unable to load tooltip content.

Drive-My.COM MEDIA EN/UK based is United Kingdom’s top cars/retro/classic/modern/tuning/moto/commercial news, test drive, classic cars and classifieds. For car advertisement be it an RETRO/CLASSIC/OLD-TIMER/NEW-TIMER, Coupe, MPV, SUV, Luxury Car, Commercial vehicle, OPC car or even an auction car. We update you with latest information on new car prices from both parallel importers and car authorised dealers with brands such as Aston-Martin, Bristol, TVR, Bentley, Ford, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Citroen, Tesla, DS, Alfa Romeo, Subaru, Toyota, Acura, Honda, Nissan, Audi, Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Volvo, Mitsubishi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz. Find new car pricelists, new car promotions, new car reviews, latest car news, car reviews & car insurance UK. We are also your information hub for parking, road tax, car insurance and car loan, car audio, car performance parts, car discussion, motor insurance, car grooming, car rental, vehicle insurance, car insurance quotation, car accessories, car workshop, & car sticker, tuning, stance and Cars Clubs

Our Drive-My EN/USA site use cookies