Is VR6 a good engine?
Although durable, the Volkswagen VR6 has some reliability problems. Though it’s no longer on the cutting edge of engine design, the Volkswagen VR6 can be a durable engine, VW Tuning reports. However, it’s not without its faults.
What engine does a VR6 have?
VR6 engines are V6 piston engines with a narrow angle between the cylinder banks and a single cylinder head covering both banks of cylinders. Volkswagen Group introduced the first VR6 engine in 1991 and VR6 engines currently remain in production.
How much HP does a VR6 have?
Displacement: 2.8L to 3.6L. Compression Ratio: 10:1 to 12:1. Max HP: 138hp to 300hp. Max LB-FT: 173lb-ft to 260lb-ft.
Which VR6 engine is best?
Realistically the “best” VR6 is the 3.6l offered in the B5 Passat and CC and newly released Atlas, newest VR is best VR in terms of power/torque numbers, at 280hp. Just a general question. If I we’re to swap engines, tune, accessibility to part. Just read some where the 2.8 is the best to do that.
Why did VW stop making VR6?
Essentially, the turbocharged inline-four is making the VR6 obsolete by offering similar power with better fuel economy in a smaller, lighter package. The VR6 was developed before turbo technology helped make torquey, powerful four-cylinders with minimal lag and good reliability.
Are VR6 engines fast?
It makes a constant power stream which actually equals MORE power over time. The Eclipse does weigh the same amount. I say the reason the VR6 is faster (they are ALWAYS faster than Eclipses-all years) is 1) VW under-rates output. Most stock VR6 cars make 150-165 at the wheels.
What does the R stand for in VR6?
In German, as in English, the V indicates an angle between two cylinder banks. Whereas we’d call a straight six an I-6, the Germans call it an R-6, with R standing for Reihenmotor. VW simply combined the two terms, resulting in the name VR6, which, loosely translated, means in-line V-6.
Why is the VR6 so fast?
How long do VR6 engines last?
Barring timing chain failure, overheating (blown hoses or failed fans), or lack of lubrication (hole in the oil pan), these engines will typically go at least 300,000 miles.
Is a VR6 faster than a 1.8 T?
The 24valve VR6 is definitely faster than a stock 1.8T.
Which VW car is the fastest?
New VW Golf R: The fastest and most powerful Golf ever made
- New VW Golf R is the most powerful Golf ever made, trumping the outgoing model for pace and acceleration.
- 320 PS engine sends the R from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds.
Why was the VR6 discontinued?
YouTubers Engineering Explained and the Humble Mechanic detail why in this new video. Essentially, the turbocharged inline-four is making the VR6 obsolete by offering similar power with better fuel economy in a smaller, lighter package. Currently, you can’t even get a new VW with a VR6 engine in Europe.