Appeared in 1988 in Europe, the third generation of VW Passat marked a radical change with its precursors. Its more rounded style contrast with the very angular forms of the B3 version. This version was the first to be produced in a platform produced by VW, and not by the cousin Audi. With more than 5 millions sold copies, she was proposed in sedan 4 doors or in estate car (variant) 5 doors. Concerning the motorization, the range was composed of the 1.8l in 90hp and even of a G60 of 160hp and 2.8l VR6 petrol (2.9l in VR6 Syncro), and a 1.9l TDi. In 1993, the Passat B3 took advantage of a stroke of pen to renew some elements of the body car and the radiator grill, absent up to there. We also note the arrival of Airbags as standard, as security became the priority of the German manufacturer. In the same time, a new engine Turbo Diesel with direct injection (1.9L) appeared, giving to the VW Passat III a range of 1800km with an only full tank!