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Volkswagen Passat 2.8 VR6

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Volkswagen Passat 2.8 VR6

4-door 4-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve VR (narrow-angle V) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2792 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in, 128.0 kW / 171.7 hp / 171.7 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 235.0 N·m / 173.3 lb·ft / 173.3 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed, consumption 9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1991
ModelPassat 2.8 VR6Issued until1993
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation312
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformB3Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4575 mm / 180.1 in / 180.1 inTotal (curb) weight1325 kg / 2921 lb / 2921 lb
Width1705 mm / 67.1 in / 67.1 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7428571428571  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeAAATotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeVR (narrow-angle V) engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 ratio0.89700996677741
Fuel supplyBosch Motronic M2.7/9Engine displacement2792 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity465.32 cm3/cylinder / 28.395 cu in/cylinder / 28.395 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power128.0 kW / 171.7 hp / 171.7 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque235.0 N·m / 173.3 lb·ft / 173.3 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output45.9 kW/l / 1.008 bhp/cu in / 1.008 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque84.2 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)14.5 l/100km / 19.5 mpg-UK / 16.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions227 g/km / 365 g/mi / 365 g/mi (est.)
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/50 R16Tyres rear205/50 R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat 2.8 VR6

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