The 3.2-liter Volkswagen AXZ 3.2 FSI gasoline engine was produced from 2006 to 2010 and was installed only on all-wheel drive modifications of the popular B6 Passat model. Many confuse this VR6 unit with a V6 engine of the same size that was installed on Audi.
EA390 or VW VR6 FSI engines
The line of 6-cylinder engines Volkswagen VR6 FSI EA390 has been produced since 2005 and is installed both on passenger cars and on large crossovers such as Touareg or Atlas. Now such power units are slowly giving way to new V6 turbo engines.
Engines EA390 VR6 3.2 FSI
In 2005, the second generation of VR6 engines appeared, equipped with direct injection of the FSI type. The new engines have become more compact, the camber angle has decreased from 15 to 10.5 degrees. Despite the fact that the units were completely redesigned, in general they remained the same: a cast-iron block with an aluminum 24-valve cylinder head and dephasers on both camshafts. The timing drive still consisted of two chains, for the replacement of which it was necessary to remove the engine.
The younger version of 3.2 liters existed in one version and was installed only on the Passat B6:
- AXZ (250 hp / 330 Nm).
Engines EA390 VR6 3.6 FSI
Larger motors are more common, they are still put on the concern’s crossovers. The only difference from the younger engine is the increased cylinder diameter and piston stroke.
These power units over their entire history of production have acquired a huge number of versions:
- BHK (280 hp / 360 Nm);
- BHL (280 hp / 360 Nm);
- BLV (280 hp / 360 Nm);
- BWS (300 hp / 350 Nm);
- CDVA (260 hp / 350 Nm);
- CDVC (280 hp / 360 Nm);
- CGRA (280 hp / 360 Nm);
- CMTA (250 hp / 360 Nm);
- CMVA (280 hp / 370 Nm).
The 3.6-liter Volkswagen BHK 3.6 FSI engine was produced by the company from 2005 to 2010 and was installed on two of the most famous SUVs of the German concern: Touareg and Audi Q7. The modification of this motor for a manual gearbox was called BHL.
The 3.6-liter VR6 Volkswagen BWS engine was produced in Germany from 2008 to 2015 and was installed on the most powerful versions of the Passat and Passat CC models, including all-wheel drive. The unit differs from its predecessor under the BLV index by its intake and exhaust manifold.
The 3.6-liter Volkswagen CDVC or VR6 3.6 FSI engine has been produced by the concern since 2016 and is installed on crossovers of the Atlas family and the similar Teramont. A similar power unit with a capacity of 260 hp was installed on the Skoda Superb under the CDVA index.
The 3.6-liter Volkswagen CMTA 3.6 FSI engine was produced by the company from 2013 to 2018 and was installed only on the second generation of the popular Touareg crossovers. This power unit is essentially a deformed version of the engine with the CGRA index.
The 3.6-liter VR-shaped Volkswagen CMVA 3.6 FSI engine was produced from 2008 to 2015 and was installed on only one model of the German company: the Faeton executive class sedan. This power unit was essentially a slightly more powerful version of the motor with the CMTA index.