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Volkswagen Passat VR6

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Volkswagen Passat VR6

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2792 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in, 129.8 kW / 174.1 hp / 174.1 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 234.0 N·m / 172.6 lb·ft / 172.6 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1992
ModelPassat VR6Issued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4575 mm / 180.1 in / 180.1 inTotal (curb) weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Width1705 mm / 67.1 in / 67.1 inDry weight
Height1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1479 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.3 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyBo Mo ML2.7 fuel inj.Engine displacement2792 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity465.33 cm3/cylinder / 28.396 cu in/cylinder / 28.396 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power129.8 kW / 174.1 hp / 174.1 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque234.0 N·m / 172.6 lb·ft / 172.6 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.9 kW / 69.6 hp / 69.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.5 kW/l / 1.022 bhp/cu in / 1.022 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque83.8 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.84
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.39

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio133.8 kW/ton / 101.4 bhp/ton / 101.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat VR6

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