Volkswagen developing the VR6 successor

Posted on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 , 06:09:09 byTheodora

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Volkswagen developing the VR6 successor

That Volkswagen is a top rated brand is already a fact. It is one of the most famous names in the auto industry and, as its name suggests, it is a car for everyone. Maybe this is possible to the great variety of vehicles it produces, from SUVs to sedans or convertibles. Lately it has been a rather busy company, developing all kinds of new projects. Such a project is the developing of a successor for the VR6 engine.

Fritz Eichler, who has just been named the new chief of engine development, is closely supervising the work and testing on the new V6 direct injection gasoline engine. The guy has got a lot of experience, especially from the period when he was working at AMG. There he was responsible for the latest power units produced. The successor of the VR6 engine will benefit of forced induction and we all know that until the VR6 all VW engines were naturally aspirated.

A sort of a preview of the new engine has been made in May at Worthersee, where Volkswagen presented the Design Vision GTI concept. This was powered by a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter engine generating 503 HP (370 kW) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. When the concept reaches production, it is expected that the engine will be less powerful, producing somewhere between 340 HP (250 kW) and 450 HP (331 kW). We’ll find out more details soon.


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