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VW's new R36 scorcher

2006-11-16 08:01

New Passat R36 is available as a sedan or estate

The hottest Passat to date has been unleashed. The new Passat R36 will be available as a sedan and estate.

As the R36 name suggests, Volkswagen has bored out the Golf R32's V6 to create a new 3.6-litre unit. This punchy engine thrusts out a whopping 220 kW. It comes with the carmaker's DSG auto transmission.

The sedan model goes from 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds while top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

The R36 also gets a butch bodykit and VW's 4Motion four-wheel drive system. Expect sales in early 2007.

There is no indication yet if the Passat R36 will make its way to South Africa.

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