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Volkswagen introducing beefy 4L V8 diesel Touareg at Geneva; 900 N·m torque

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.



and this free ad space for a V8 diesel ends up on GreenCarCongress how?
is there going to be an ad promoting a Navigator next?


We could ask GCC to also ban V8 gasoline and V8 gasoline PHEVs; as well as all types of SUVs.

Re. technology, I am not that impressed with 421 hp and 900 Nm. A state-of-the-art 4-cylinder 2-liter diesel engine provides 245 hp and 500 Nm. Multiply that by 2.

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