Volkswagen has expanded its Touareg range with the introduction of the very attractive Touareg V8 TDI R-Line with 4MOTION four-wheel drive. The new V8 TDI R-Line offers a more dynamic exterior look with unique R-Line Design bumpers, oval tailpipes and is equipped with a powerful yet efficient 4.2-litre V8 turbo diesel engine.
The 4.2-litre diesel unit provides effortless and smooth performance in Volkswagen’s largest and most luxurious SUV. Thanks to its efficient diesel injection technology, the Touareg develops a remarkable 250kW at 4000rpm and a potent maximum torque of 800Nm. As with all Touaregs, the new V8 TDI also comes with BlueMotion Technologies including brake energy recuperation. Combined fuel consumption is 9.2 litres per 100 kilometres which is equivalent to 242 g/km CO2.
The 4.2-litre diesel engine propels the Touareg from rest to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds and is shifted by a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
Exterior features on the Touareg V8TDI are sure to turn heads, complementing the Touareg’s already clean, sporty lines. At the rear, a textured “matt black” diffuser and oval tailpipes are integrated in the redesigned bumper section. Finishing the look at the rear is a custom roof edge spoiler. Typical R-Line styling continues in the side view with striking side sills in body colour, chrome door add-ons and R-Line badges on the front wings. The front also sports a new spoiler lip in R-Design and completing the exterior look are 21” “Mallory” alloy wheels and dark tinted rear side windows and rear window.
Inside the Touareg V8, the R-Line logo features on the front stainless steel door sill plates and on the heated, leather rimmed multi-function steering wheel with R-Line logo and gear shift paddles. Rounding out the stylish design are stainless steel pedals and a leather gear shift knob with aluminium inserts.
The standard specification level is extremely high comprising of luxury comfort and convenience items such as Nappa leather upholstery, Area View, Optical Parking System, front and rear parking distance sensors, RNS850 satellite navigation system, Dynaudio Confidence 620W premium audio system with twelve channel digital amplifier and twelve speakers, along with media device interface with USB cable.
In addition, the Touareg V8 also comes with Comfort Package and Driver Assistance Package as standard adding even further value and safety to an already highly equipped car. The Comfort Package consist of four-zone automatic climate control dual-air conditioning system, electrically adjustable door mirrors with memory function, automatic kerb view function when reversing, electrically adjustable front seats with three position memory function for driver and front passenger (electrically height and reach adjustable), along with heated steering wheel with memory and keyless entry.
The Driver Assistance Package includes Volkswagen’s innovative safety systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist function and City Emergency brake (City EB) function, Side Assist (lane changing assistant) and the Proactive occupant protection system.
Fitted with nine airbags, ASR, EDL and ESP with active rollover protection function, EBC and Off-road Function with Anti-lock Braking System (ABSplus) and Hill Decent Assist as standard, combined with the Driver Assistance Package, the V8 Touareg truly offers class leading safety.
Pricing for Volkswagen’s new Touareg V8TDI R-Line will be announced at a later stage.