Today, compact sedans struggle the penalty with three-cylinder turbo gasoline engines cubing, at finest, between 1.0 l and 1.2 l. Thirty years in the past, they didn’t care about this criterion. Volkswagen dared to slide an enormous six cylinder 2.8 l beneath the hood of its Golf 3.
The proof by six!
Thus, after having invented the GTI within the mid-Seventies, which revolutionized the world of small sports activities vehicles, Volkswagen fully redesigned its Golf within the early Nineties with this recipe concentrating on a extra mature and rich clientele. A components that may subsequently be the workhorse of the premium compact sedans Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. In 1991, with such attributes, the Golf 3 VR6 may with none complicated goal the BMW e30 325i robust with 170 hp. Unheard of for a basic sedan.
VR6: a gentrified GTI?
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