Self Study Program 823603 – VW 3.2L and 3.6L FSI Engine

VAG SSP 823603. This self-study program is designed for use in the Volkswagen Group, and therefore does not address the application of the engine in a specific vehicle.

The 3.2L and the 3.6L V6 FSI engines belong to the VR family of engines. Their reduced V- angle,  compared with a traditional V-engine, gives them an extremely compact and space-saving design.

The VR engines have a long history at Volkswagen. The VR success began in 1992 with the start of   production of the 2.8L VR6 engine. In 2002, the VR6 was converted to four-valve technology. In 2003 the capacity of the VR6 was increased to 3.2 liters, resulting in a power increase of up to 250 hp. Then, in 2006, the capacity was increased to 3.6 liters, resulting in a power increase of up to 280 hp.

The VR engines are highly suitable for a broad range of applications due to their compact design.

If reference is made to a particular vehicle, this is intended only as an example, to describe  design, operation or to help better understand this manual.


  • Overview
  • Basics
  • Engine Mechanics
  • Engine Management
  • Operating Diagrams
  • Service
  • Knowledge Assessment

This Self-Study Program provides information regarding the design and function of new models.
This Self-Study Program is not a Repair Manual.
This information will not be updated.
For maintenance and repair procedures, always refer to the latest electronic service information.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 72

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