Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon : 2009

The sportiest Passat of all time.
Filed under:  Wagons
Comment(s): 0
MSRP Engine HP Manufactured
n/a 3.6 liter six cylinder 300.0 n/a
View all cars for:  Volkswagen

Search for Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon : 2009 on: eBay

Wolfsburg, March 4, 2008.
A 220 kW / 300 hp 3.6 liter six cylinder direct injection gasoline engine will power to the most powerful Passat of all time. As part of standard equipment power transmission is handled by a direct shift gearbox (DSG) and permanent four-wheel drive (4MOTION). In terms of speed, the Passat R36 Variant outstrips every other Volkswagen in accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h: the sedan reaches the 100 km/h mark in 5.8 seconds.

vw passat r36 wagon 2 09

2009 Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon.

The Passat R36 was conceived by Volkswagen Individual, the specialist team for very fast and/or special models. Following the Golf R32, the Passat R36 is the second series version under the “R” sports label. The “R32” label already represents a top-selling model; the first Golf R32 (177 kW / 241 hp) based on the fourth Golf generation and introduced in midsummer 2002, took off better than expected in every way; 14,000 cars were sold. On the foundation of this success the idea arose to develop a whole series of R models in the future. In Autumn 2005 the second Golf R32, 184 kW / 250 hp, equipped with 4MOTION four-wheel drive as standard equipment, was introduced. It was also a terrific seller. And it continues to sell well today. The “R36” shows how sporty a Passat Sedan and a Passat Variant can be.

Visually, with a whole range of specific features the Passat R36 shows that it is the most dynamic model of the globally successful series. Special features of the front section: an R-specific bumper and a crest radiator grill in matte chrome finish. Other R exclusives are the dual fins of the upper radiator grill designed in aluminum look and the radiator air inlets in slatted look.

The rear of the Passat Variant R36 features a new roof edge spoiler providing additional downward force to the rear axle. It comes with chrome dual exhaust pipes. On the sides it is, among other things, the newly designed 18-inch “Omanyt” alloy wheels and wheel arch extensions in the car color that were specially developed for the Passat R36.

An overview (partial) of R36 exterior details:
- Chrome exhaust pipe ends
- Bi-xenon headlights
- Disk brake calipers painted black
- Roof edge spoiler
- Radiator grill in matte chrome, fins in aluminum look and “R36” lettering
- Air grille in slatted look
- R-specific bumpers front and back
- Rear LED tinted lights
- Wheel arch extensions in car color
- Chrome protective trim on sides and back
- Door sill extensions in car color
- Door closing trim in car color
- 18 inch “Omanyt” alloy wheels (tires: 235/40)

Similar to the Golf R32, Volkswagen Individual designed interior equipment especially for the sportiest Passat. The instruments and middle console are finished in “Engine Spin” décor. The leather steering wheel in R design is especially slip-proof; it features an R36 logo in the lower spokes. The pedals have a stainless steel finish. In addition, as standard equipment the Passat R36 will be delivered with a sport seating system together with electric 12-way adjustment, R36 door sill trims, new instrument lights (white illumination) and an automatic transmission selector lever in aluminum look. A special highlight is the optionally available 14-way leather seating system with seats that are electrically adjustable on the sides, affording optimal side support for drivers and passengers of different sizes.

An overview (partial) of R36 exterior details:
- Automatic transmission selector lever in aluminum look
- Engine Spin décor inlays, light-colored
- Door sill trims with R36 lettering in front
- Instrument cluster with R logo and white illumination
- R design pedal caps
- R-specific multifunctional steering wheel
- Seat covers and door coverings in flat woven fabric “Monte Carlo” design
- Sport seats in front, 12-way electric, R logo on backrest
- Sport seating system in back, separately folding backrests with middle armrest
- Heatable front and outer rear seats

(source: Volkswagen)

vw passat r36 wagon 1 09

2009 Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon.

vw passat r36 wagon 3 09

2009 Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon.

vw passat r36 wagon in1 09

2009 Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon interior.

vw passat r36 wagon v6 09

2009 Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon engine.

vw passat r36 wagon draw 09

2009 Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon dimensions.

volkswagen 5

It's pretty Obvious what the Volkswagen logo is (a V over a W in a blue background, sorounded by a circle). It's origin is rather mundane though. The logo was the result of an office competition to see come up with a logo. The winner of the competition (who won 50 Marks for his troubles) was an engineer named Franz Reimspiess (the same man who perfected the engine for the Beetle in the 1930's).

Volkswagen Passat Wagon : 2006   
Volkswagen Passat Chronology   
Volkswagen Passat CC : 2008   
Volkswagen's New Passat CC R-Line   The four-door coupé with exclusive sporty features can be ordered now.
Volkswagen Passat : 2011   7th generation Passat has new styling and extremely fuel-efficient engines.
Volkswagen Passat : 2012   Sets New Benchmarks in the Midsize Segment.
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack : 2012   Unites passenger car and SUV worlds.
Volkswagen Individual   Official site.
Volkswagen   Official site.
Advertise on Cartype
Instagram Vimeo Youtube Twitter Facebook
THE "1900's" BOOK.
Each decade seems to have its own stylistic language, and this issue showcases logos, ads, cars, companies and products (and their typographical sensibilities) from the early 1900s.

Jrop Roadside
Car Shipping Companies
Auto Transport Quotes
Vehicle Transportation


Much of the material on this website is copyrighted. Original articles appearing herein are subject to copyright. Please don't copy stuff from the site without asking; it may belong to someone! Any trademarks appearing on this site are the sole property of the registered owners. No endorsement by trademark owners is to be construed. The products, brand names, characters, related slogans and indicia are or may by claimed as trademarks of their respective owners. Every effort has been made whenever possible to credit the sources. The use of such material falls under the Fair Use provisions of intellectual property laws.