As of September 2014, a Volkswagen Jetta VR6 engine contains between 260 to 300 horsepower. Common factors that influence engine horsepower are the vehicle's year and engine modifications.
The first VR6 engine was created by the Volkswagen group in 1991. It was first introduced in Europe, becoming available to North American consumers in 1992. In addition to the Jetta, the VR6 engine is used in many of Volkswagen's other vehicles including the Golf, Passat and Beetle models. The engine has also been sold to Mercedes Benz for use in their luxury vans. As of September 2014, Volkswagen continues to develop the VR6, creating more powerful variants of the original.