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Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.8 VR6

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.8 VR6

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), 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

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1991
ModelPassat Variant 2.8 VR6Issued until1993
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation315
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformB3Number of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4595 mm / 180.9 in / 180.9 inTotal (curb) weight1475 kg / 3252 lb / 3252 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1485 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1485 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1428 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7504761904762  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 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)51.2 kW / 68.7 hp / 68.7 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 typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front205/50 R15Tyres rear205/50 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.8 VR6

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