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Volkswagen Passat 3.6 (US)

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 (US)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3598 cm3 / 219.6 cu in / 219.6 cu in, 208.8 kW / 280.0 hp / 280.0 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 359.0 N·m / 264.8 lb·ft / 264.8 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2005
ModelPassat 3.6 (US)Issued 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

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1622 kg / 3576 lb / 3576 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1472 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2709 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inWeight distribution (front)58.8 % / 58.8 % / 58.8 %
Ground clearance131 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.284Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerVolswagenValves per cylinder4
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium alloy headBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.4 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supplyBo Motronic MED 9 fuel injectionEngine displacement3598 cm3 / 219.6 cu in / 219.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity599.67 cm3/cylinder / 36.594 cu in/cylinder / 36.594 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power208.8 kW / 280.0 hp / 280.0 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque359.0 N·m / 264.8 lb·ft / 264.8 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.4 kW / 129.2 hp / 129.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output58.0 kW/l / 1.275 bhp/cu in / 1.275 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque99.8 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.60 s / 6.60 s / 6.60 sPower-to-weight ratio172.6 kW/ton / 130.8 bhp/ton / 130.8 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-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,4 Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres front235/45 R 17 97HTyres rear235/45 R 17 97H
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front312 mm / 12.3 in / 12.3 inBrake diameter rear280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat 3.6 (US)

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