Volkswagen Set To Unveil Passat Wagon Emergency Response Vehicle Concept

By Brandon Turkus

April 23, 2010

This weekend, VW will be debuting its new Passat Wagon Emergency Response Vehicle. Loaded up with all manner of tuner goodies, the Passat ERV was designed for the Herndon, Virginia Police Department.

Starting in the engine bay, the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 is bumped from 200 to 250 horsepower, while torque sees a more substantial increase from 207 to 299 pound-feet. This is accomplished through the use of APR tuning and a carbon-fiber cold air intake. To help control all of this extra go, the larger brake pads from the Passat 3.6 were fitted.

On the exterior, a “Hi-Def” body kit was fitted, and the ERV received a new two-tone matte black paint job. Due to clever packaging from FMS Automotive, there are no visible lights on the exterior of the car, giving this Passat a very clean, undercover look.

Suspension-wise, the ERV receives an H&R police-spec coilover setup. In the rubber department, eighteen-inch Pirelli tires are wrapped around black Volkswagen Velos wheels.

FMS Automotive also worked over the interior to make all the necessary cop gear as inconspicuous as possible. Volkswagen and the aftermarket have worked hand-in-hand on many projects in the past, and this is just another example of that healthy collaboration.

We don’t have images yet, but as soon as they are available, we’ll have them.

Please scroll down for official Volkswagen press release.

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Event to Feature Passat Wagon E.R.V. Accessories Concept
Volkswagen Fleet and Accessories put together a Passat with some attitude

Volkswagen will show off its new Passat Wagon Emergency Response Vehicle Concept at the 2010 inaugural Jetta TDI Cup Double Header, the company announced today.

Developed for the Herndon, Va. Police Department, engineers and designers overhauled the Fun-to-Drive Passat Wagon to feature some serious upgrades. Outside the E.R.V. Concept, a Hi-Def body styling package and spoilers create a stylish and imposing presence. FMS Automotive and added painted accents combine to create a custom two-tone matte black-on-black paint work.

On the inside, custom components and calibration, APR LLC raised engine performance levels in this already potent 2.0L TSI four-cylinder engine, help back up the performance look on the outside. The engine achieves a reported road-pounding 250 hp and 299 lbs. ft. of torque. Also included in the package is an APR-engineered carbon-fiber cold air intake and automatic transmission.

Holding the E.R.V. Concept to the pavement, are Pirelli 235/40 R18 Pirelli High Performance All-Season tires mounted over Volkswagen's own 18-inch Velos alloy wheels in custom matte black finish. For added stopping power, the Passat Wagon E.R.V. Concept was upgraded with Passat 3.6L brake pads and 345 x 30 mm rotors. H&R Special Springs LP helps ensure this Passat can handle its newfound performance and extra cargo with their built-to-order, Law Enforcement specification coil over suspension.

The interior was not neglected and features everything needed for Community Policing activities. FMS Automotive magicians expertly created custom-built enclosures and mounts, to hold all the communications and emergency lighting gear in place. Unless the lights and sirens are blaring, you would think this is just another Euro-tuned Passat Wagon, not the high-performance Community Service vehicle it really is.

About Volkswagen of America: Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and convertible Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Eos, Passat, Passat Wagon CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standards-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at,,, or to learn more.

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.