Joining Volkswagen’s R family which previously consisted of only the Volkswagen Golf R32 is a new sedan and estate version of the Passat called the Volkswagen Passat R36 Sedan and the Volkswagen Passat R36 Variant (estate).

The new R36 Passat family, the most powerful production Passat of all time (discount the awesome twin turbocharged 575 horsepower Passat R GT concept, that’s not for production yet) features Volkswagen’s new 3.6 litre V6 FSI, mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox as well as 4MOTION all wheel drive, resulting in a 300hp monster that goes from 0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds for the sedan and 5.8 seconds for the heavier Variant estate. Volkswagen seems to have chosen the Variant moniker for it’s estate/station wagon products, and for those who want an alternative to the Audi A4 Avant can perhaps go for this Passat R32 Variant.

For detailed specs on the R36 trim, as well as more photos, have a look at the post content after the jump! This looks yummy.


An overview (partial) of R36 exterior details:

– Chrome exhaust pipe ends
– Bi-xenon headlights
– Disk brake calipers painted black
– Roof edge spoiler (Variant)
– Trunk lid spoiler (Sedan)
– Radiator grill in matte chrome, fins in aluminum look and “R36” lettering
– Air grille in slatted look
– R-specific bumpers front and back
– Rear LED tinted lights
– Wheel arch extensions in car color
– Chrome protective trim on sides and back
– Door sill extensions in car color
– Door closing trim in car color
– 18 inch “Omanyt” alloy wheels (tires: 235/40)

An overview (partial) of R36 interior details:

– Automatic transmission selector lever in aluminum look
РEngine Spin d̩cor inlays, light-colored
– Door sill trims with R36 lettering in front
– Instrument cluster with R logo and white illumination
– R design pedal caps
– R-specific multifunctional steering wheel
– Seat covers and door coverings in flat woven fabric “Monte Carlo” design
– Sport seats in front, 12-way electric, R logo on backrest
– Sport seating system in back, separately folding backrests with middle armrest
– Heatable front and outer rear seats