What Is the Power of a VW Engine?


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Although Volkswagen has produced a number of engines during its history, the most common engine in its 2015 models is a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that produces 170 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of peak torque. Other modern VW engines include V6 and turbocharged inline-four engines producing 280 and 295 horsepower, respectively.

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What Is the Power of a VW Engine?
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VW's most powerful modern production engine as of 2015 is likely the W12 engine produced by combining two of the company's VR6 engines into a single engine. This engine was introduced on the W12 concept car in 1997 before being put into production as the powerplant for the VW Phaeton sedan, where it produced 450 horsepower.

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