Volkswagen Touareg gets V6 TDI engine
Already the best-selling engine in the successful Touareg range, the V6 TDI has now been further enhanced. The result: less consumption – more power. Since being revamped in the spring of 2007, the Touareg has seen deliveries in Europe increase by a further 2.5%. In total, sales of the Touareg since its original launch in 2002 amount to 204,000 in Europe, and worldwide to 331,000.
The diesel engine’s enhancement focussed a decrease in fuel consumption. The V6 TDI, the most popular engine within the Touareg range with a market share of 80% in Germany, now needs an average of 9.6 litres of diesel for 100 kilometers. Despite the significant increases in power and torque, this figure translates into 0.8 l/100 km less than the predecessor version, and some 1.4 l/100 km city fuel consumption.
In the Volkswagen Touareg, the new 3.0 TDI six-cylinder unit now boasts a peak torque of 550 Nm (an increase of 10%) and an output of 176 KW / 240 hp (an increase of 7%). This means that the Touareg reaches his top speed of 214 km/h and attained the 100 km/h mark almost a full second faster (8.0 seconds).
In Germany the enhanced Touareg V6 TDI with manual gearbox is available immediately for a price of € 46,900; prices for the automatic version start at € 49,150.