What is Passat W8?

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What is Passat W8?

The ‘W8’ badged engine is an eight-cylinder W engine of four banks of two cylinders, formed by joining two 15° VR4 engines, placed on a single crankshaft, with each cylinder ‘double-bank’ now at a 72° vee-angle. “Volkswagen Passat W8 4motion – spec sheet” (PDF). CarAndDriver.com.

What VW has a W8?

W8 Passat
In 2004, with only about 11,000 examples built, the W8 Passat was discontinued—and with it, the W8 engine itself. The Passat would be the only vehicle to have ever utilized the brand’s eight-cylinder W engine.

What cars did the W8 come in?

Volkswagen offered the 4.0-liter Passat W8 4Motion, and Audi, the 6.0-liter A8 W12, whose engine went on to power the VW Phaeton, Bentley Continental GT and record-setting W12 Nardo.

Is the Passat W8 RWD?

Volkswagen Passat is available as a four-door sedan and a station wagon. Prices range from $21,750 to $38,700. Three engines are available: the turbocharged four-cylinder 1.8 T, the 2.8-liter V6, and the innovative W8. Passat is available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Are W8 passats reliable?

A Volkswagen usually promises reliability, yet the W8 engine was extremely difficult to run. The densely-packed mechanics and sophisticated electronics meant even the most routine inspections and maintenance would be like brain surgeries.

Is the W8 a good engine?

Its 270-horsepower rating wasn’t a lot for a 4.0-liter eight; nearly everyone else’s 4.0-4.2-liter V-8s put out over 300. And the W8 wasn’t long on torque, either, but it was butter smooth, offered plenty of punch in the tach’s low and middle ranges, and proved reliable.

Does Bentley use VW engines?

W12 engines for Audi and VW are currently built in VW’s engine plant in Salzgitter, Germany. Bentley’s Crewe plant builds the 6.0-liter W12 engine for its Continental GT coupe, Continental GTC convertible and Flying Spur limousine. Its new SUV will also get the engine.

Is Passat FWD or RWD?

The Passat does very little wrong. It’s powered by a fairly peppy turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, mated to a smooth 6-speed automatic, with front-wheel drive.

Is Passat W8 reliable?

Is the Volkswagen Passat W8 4motion a used car?

For stopping power, the Passat B5.5 W8 4Motion braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Vented Discs at the rear. The Passat B5.5 model is a car manufactured by Volkswagen, sold new from year 2001 to 2004, and available after that as a used car.

What kind of engine does a Volkswagen Passat have?

The Volkswagen Passat B5.5 W8 4Motion has a V 8, Petrol engine with 3999 cm3 / 244 cu-in capacity. How many horsepower (hp) does a 2001 Volkswagen Passat B5.5 W8 4Motion have?

How big are the tires on a Volkswagen Passat?

Stock tire sizes are 225 / 45 on 17 inch rims at the front, and 225 / 45 on 17 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the Passat B5.5 W8 4Motion braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Vented Discs at the rear.

What’s the 0 to 60 mph time on a VW Passat?

The vehicle we drove underwent performance testing at relatively low mileage (around 1000 miles), then continued to loosen up during the ensuing miles in a manner that was clearly noticeable. Thus, the company’s claim of a 0-to-60-mph time of 6.5 seconds sounds defensible.

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