At last! I was waiting for it. It looks like the Mazda 6 MPS will have some serious German competition ahead. I like it what I see.
The current Passat 3.6 sold in North America, already produces 280 Bhp. Volkswagen should bump the R36 to 300-ish. 280 Bhp is not bad, but it's not good enough when it is intended to be the top engine under the bonnet of the top of the range sporty version.SPY PHOTOS: VW Passat R36
Source: More spy pics @ WCF
Shot at Nürburgring
Volkswagen is currently testing at Nürburgring the new sporty Passat version R36. The photos are showing two prototypes of both sedan and wagon.
The car has larger air intakes in the front end, large alloy wheels (still painted black), and the rear end is featuring a small spoiler and two exhaust pipes.
Power for this R36 comes from a V6 280 HP engine.
Why not a Passat R36 with a Twin-Turbo 3.6 V6 and 360 Bhp? However, if VW introduced a 360 Bhp Passat, there wouldn't be a point of existence for the Audi S4. So I guess a "Super-Passat" will never happen. Oddly enough the new Audi S3 is outclassed by the Golf R32.