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1998 volkswagen golf vr6 specs



The power levels achieved recently from turbocharged VR6s are incredible, and we feel that if this was known about when the car was newer, they would be much more valuable today. If the handling criticisms worry you then many have found that a decent suspension upgrade and anti-roll bars can sharpen things up dramatically. With the weight of the engine it’s never going to match the FWD finesse of an Integra Type-R around the track for example, but on the motorway it’s going to be much more enjoyable, so that could be a compromise you’re willing to make And, considering how cheaply you can buy a Golf VR6 now it’s probably a car you should try owning once in your life, even if only for a short while. After all, where else can you buy a good-looking, tunable hatchback with a V6 engine for so little monies?

VW Golf Mk3 VR6 (1993-1998)
Engine: 2.7ltr, V6
Power: 174bhp
0-62mph: 7.4sec
Top speed: 140mph
Uprated cams, an exhaust system, induction kit and remap can help the VR6 towards the 200bhp mark, which is a good level for a VR6. For more power there are numerous supercharging options, plus some turbo kits available that can turn the VR6 into an absolute animal. Ideally though, uprated suspension and anti-roll bars would be the best starting point followed by some attention to braking – either disc, pad and line upgrade or big brake conversion.