Volkswagen expands Touareg range with gasoline V6

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Volkswagen has increased the engine range for the Touareg with the introduction of a 3-liter V6 TSI engine. The gasoline engine delivers peak power of 340ps power output between 5,300rpm and 6,400rpm, and 450Nm peak torque between 1,340rpm and 5,300rpm.

The 3-liter V6 Touareg will reach 100km/h from a standstill in 5.9 seconds before going on to a top speed of 250km/h, making it the fastest variant in the range.

Towing weights remain unchanged over the diesel models, with a maximum weight of 3,500kg possible for all three powertrains, while the 340ps Touareg itself is a full 50kg lighter than its diesel counterparts, at 2,020 kg. On the combined cycle, the model returns 8.9l/100km, with CO₂ emissions of 203g/km.

“The addition of a powerful petrol engine to the Touareg range now gives customers three options – the choice between one petrol and two diesel units ensures that there’s a Touareg for all customers,” said Touareg product manager Brian Luckie.

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