Vw Touareg to feature upgraded diesel engine in the UK
While the US is still waiting for a V6 diesel engine, Volkswagen UK announced today the introduction of a revised version of the 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine on the Touareg, which will deliver a useful boost in power but also a higher fuel economy and less CO2 emissions.
According to the manufacturer, the Volkswagen Touareg powered by the 3.0 liter diesel engine represents almost 68% of all the sales of the vehicle in the UK. The upgraded engine, linked to a six speed tiptronic gearbox and four-wheel drive, will now deliver 240hp instead of 225hp, the sprint from 0-100 km/h will be possible in 8.3 seconds while the CO2 emissions will drop from .278 g/km to 262 g/km
The power plant will be available in three trim levels: Touareg, SE and Altitude. All the levels will feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment like advanced 4Xmotion all-wheel-drive system, hill start and descend assist, air conditioning and six airbags are all fitted as standard. The price oscillates according their offer as follows: base version at £33,465 , £36,865 for the SE model and £39,665 for the range-topping Altitude trim level.