The 2006 Touareg V6 model is now equipped with an updated brake system, including ABS (anti-lock braking system) and power-assisted, four-wheel disc brakes. Similar braking systems are also standard on V8 and V10 models.
Touareg V8 models also join the V10 TDI® models in 2006 as featuring Servotronic power steering as standard.
For drivers who prefer the smooth and consistent power and performance of a V8, the 2006 Touareg V8 offers a slightly bigger 4.2-liter, 254-cu. inch engine that makes 310 horsepower at 6,200 revolutions per minute and 302 lbs.-ft. of torque from 3,000 to 4,000 rpm. The Touareg V8 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and to an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph, and gets an EPA-rated 18 miles per gallon on the highway and 14 mpg in the city.
For the ultimate in big-displacement engines, the low volume, but high excitement 2006 Touareg V10 TDI, a high tech diesel, is one of the largest, most powerful SUVs on the road. The 5.0-liter, 300.2 cu. inch ten-cylinder, twin-turbocharged direct injection diesel engine punches out 310 hp at 3,750 rpm and an astounding 553 lbs.-ft. of torque at just 2,000 rpm.
The 2006 Touareg V10 TDI makes a return from its debut in May 2004 and is powerful and quick, with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 7.5-seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 130 mph. As expected from a diesel, fuel economy is outstanding with an EPA highway rating of 23 mpg and city rating of 17 mpg, giving it a driving range of over 600 miles on a single, 26.4-gallon fill-up.