2. The Passat came with numerous "firsts" for
Volkswagen; it was the first water-cooled, front-wheel-drive model, and was
the first Volkswagen designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who also
styled the Golf at his ItalDesign company in Turin, Italy.
3. Fans will often refer to the Passat with its
internal "B" designation - the B1 is the first generation, and subsequently
followed by B2, B3, B4 …