Volkswagen will celebrate the world premiere of the new Touareg V8 TDI at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. With an output of 310 kW / 421 PS, the Touareg V8 TDI is the most powerful SUV with a diesel engine from a German manufacturer. The maximum torque of the new 4.0-liter high tech turbo diesel engine reaches the level of a super sports car: 900 N·m. The new flagship vehicle will come on the market at the end of May.
The new Touareg V8 TDI
The 250 km/h (155 mph)-fast Touareg V8 TDI demonstrates the potential of its dynamics as it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. Like all Touareg models, the new V8 version also complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.
Compared to the models with V6-engines, the Touareg V8 TDI additionally includes air suspension, a trunk lid that opens and closes electrically, comfort seats, an anti-theft alarm system, stainless steel pedals and the “Light & Sight” package (including automatically dimming exterior mirrors and automatic headlights) as standard. The Touareg V8 TDI also comes with 19-inch Tirano alloy wheels instead of 18-inch wheels.
The equipment range also includes state-of-the-art driver assist and running gear systems. Some of the features that increase safety include “Night Vision” (detects people and animals in the dark using a thermal imaging camera); “Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist” (partly automated steering and lane departure warning, acceleration and braking, up to 60 km/h); and “Front Cross Traffic Assist” (responds to cross traffic in front of the Touareg).
Technologies such as the active all-wheel steering system (makes the Touareg as easy to handle as a compact car) and a roll stabilization system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars further handling and comfort.