Volkswagen is making available to order a new turbo diesel engine for the all-new Touareg range. The 3.0-litre V6 TDI unit has an output of 228 bhp and joins the 282 bhp TDI engine that the Touareg launched with in June.
Both engines are available on the new model’s three trims – the Touareg SEL, Touareg R-Line and Touareg R-Line Tech. This results in a lower starting price for the car. The all-new Touareg SEL with the new 228 bhp V6 TDI engine is priced at £48,995.
The 228 bhp engine delivers maximum power from 3,250 rpm to 4,750 rpm. Peak torque is 369 ft lb from 1,750 rpm to 3,000 rpm and the new engine maintains the same CO₂ figure (173 g/km) and the same towing capacity (3,500 kg) as the 282 bhp unit.
All Touaregs are equipped with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox and all feature 4MOTION four-wheel drive and a limited slip differential.