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VW News: Rumorpile: Volkswagen Working On A VR6 Sucessor

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 27, 2013

Before too long, the current-generation VR6 motor that currently powers the CC will be retired. But a new report says Volkswagen is working on a successor.

According to Autoweek, Volkswagen is developing a new VR6 motor with forced induction. The engine is likely to be a 3.0L, feature twin-turbos, and developed for transverse mounting. Sources say the new engine can produce somewhere in the range of 340 to 450 horsepower, dependent on the tune.

There is no word on when this engine will be revealed, but the report says certain vehicles like the CC, Passat, and a production version of the CrossBlue concept are likely candidates.

Source: Autoweek

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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Very nice! I've always appreciated VW's VR series engines. They were never the most powerful or economical, but their power delivery was excellent and their smoothness and refinement superb.

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Awesome, this would be a great upgrade for them, now if only VW would actually bring the Euro versions of the VR to the US.

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This sounds like good news to me. Sounds like one heck of an upgrade that will better the Volkswagen V6R brand.

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Still wonder if it will go the distance in mileage / life on the road.

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