Volkswagen Passat R36 now in Australian showrooms

Volkswagen Passat R36

Volkswagen’s high performance Passat R36 has recently been spotted in Sydney showrooms and on the roads (see more on Flickr). The R36, the third in the ‘R’ range, was created by Volkswagen Individual, and follows the Golf R32 and the Touareg R50. With a 220kW (300hp) 3.6 litre six cylinder direct injection petrol engine the R36 sedan is capable of reaching 100km/h from standstill in just 5.6 seconds, while the seriously cool wagon takes 5.8 seconds. This makes the R36 the fastest accelerating Volkswagen available in Australia. The uber Passat is available with a six-speed DSG transmission only and also comes fitted with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all wheel drive system.

Volkswagen Passat R36

The instruments and middle console of the R36 are finished in a dark brushed aluminium. The leather steering wheel features an R36 logo in the lower spokes and gear shift paddles as standard. In addition, the Passat R36 will be delivered with a sport seating system together with electric 12-way adjustment and electro-pneumatic side bolsters, R36 door sill trims and new instrument lights (white illumination).

Pricing for the sedan starts at $64,990 while the wagon starts at $66,990.

Thanks to alcoop and bigfella from the VWvortex.com forums for their eagle eye spotting.

Volkswagen Passat R36

Volkswagen Passat R36

Volkswagen Passat R36