Volkswagen Passat Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Considering the weight... which one would be faster?

i would think the 3.6 is still faster? by how much?

any one have dyno sheets for both?

just bored and curious
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
the 3.6 is a powerhouse.. just look at the vehicle's specs on vw, or even edmunds, i the 3.6 is a 280hp, 265lbs ft torque- it is most similar to a Maxima and thier powerful engines. the 2.0t is only 200 hp or so. So to answer your question, in my conclusion, the 3.6 would dust the 2.0t simply because the v6's max torque is around 2750 RPMs and holds poweruntil 6200 RPMS thats stock vs. stock.

a chipped passat would be a gain of about 18-50 more hp however, to get that max power, GIAC recommends an air intake, exhaust and a few other goodys.. it would be a close race, but with the added boost, and more power, i think the turbo will be a little quicker and probably fast in a quarter mile than the v6
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
thanks for the reply!

so a chipped 2.0T will be close to the power of most V6 out there i assume
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,394 Posts
Yeah, but if you look at it from the stand point that STOCK you'll be able to push that power, and not have to worry about warranties, turbo issues, etc... I'd say if you were just going for power the 3.6L V6 is better.

Now, 1.8T vs 2.8L V6 -- you're way better off with the 1.8T.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
320 Posts
Engine weight is a factor that you need to consider too. Regardless, I would look into the 3.6 over the 2.0, especially based on the fact that the 3.6 can also be modified, and is most likely able to outrun my K04'd 1.8t B5 Passat stock!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,305 Posts
I don't think there's much available for the 3.6 yet.
Neuspeed carries the Haldex Gen2 upgrade for 4Motion, but its 1,200.00
GIAC, APR, and Neuspeed chip the 2.0T - someone has the "double scroll" turbo for the 2.0T as well.
The 3.6 could benefit from the previous 15 degree VR6 products.
VF Engineering could put a superchagr kit on it - then you could push 400bhp on the 3.6 (at which point 4Motion might be a good idea).
 

·
the deal finder!
Joined
·
15,574 Posts
a chipped 2.0t can put out over 300 ft-lbs with apr. giac should be more. if you do a good launch on both(3-4k), i'd say the 2.0t has the advantage. from a dead stop, the 3.6 would be better off the line. just my guess though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Passat 3.6(FWD)- 3,575.9
280HP/265TQ

Passat REVO/GIAC/?? 2.0T- 3,344.4
260HP/300TQ



and....will a chipped GTI beat a stock R32?





GTI REVO/GIAC/?? 2.0T-3,352 pounds
260HP/300TQ

R32-3,408.3 pounds
240HP/236TQ


the numbers may not tell the true story so will someone explain?

notice the GTI is heavier then a 2.0T passat auto?
 

·
the deal finder!
Joined
·
15,574 Posts
i'm pretty sure those are old numbers. vw revised the weights a while back. besides, they get their numbers directly from vw anyways. i doubt that they get every car and throw it on the scale.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
just got back from the track(1/8th)

R/T = .205
60' = 2.255
330 = 6.344
MPH = 55.59
1/8 = 9.703
MPH = 72.88

2 R32's, one went high 8's other low 9's:

R32 #1:
r/t .264
60' 1.912
1/8 8.828

R32 #2:
R/T= .050
60' = 2.104
1/8 = 9.211


a 1.8T Getta, ran low 9's

no 3.6 passat and no chipped 2.0T for comparison
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top