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Volkswagen Passat VR6

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 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, 143.9 kW / 193.0 hp / 193.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 279.0 N·m / 205.8 lb·ft / 205.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1996
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

Length4670 mm / 183.9 in / 183.9 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 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 supplyEngine 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 ratio
SumpMax. output power143.9 kW / 193.0 hp / 193.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque279.0 N·m / 205.8 lb·ft / 205.8 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)57.6 kW / 77.2 hp / 77.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.5 kW/l / 1.133 bhp/cu in / 1.133 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque99.9 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall 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 frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat VR6

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