Published on February 27th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Volkswagen’s Plops a 4-litre V8 TDI in the New Toureg Like Dieselgate Didn’t Happen
Just months after agreeing to fines from US and EU regulators, Volkswagen have decided the time was right to show the world this: a Toureg with a 4-litre TDI engine. But don’t worry, Volkswagen says this engine is compliant with Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards. That means you can enjoy its incredibly high 421PS and 900Nm of torque without feeling morally bankrupt.
This huge new V8 option makes the Toureg a proper flagship for the Volkswagen brand. Fittingly, they’re giving this particular model air suspension, an electrically powered boot lid, comfort seats, and 19″ alloy wheels. There’s also a lot of driver safety and assistance features including Night Vision, Traffic Jam and Roadwork Assist, Front Cross-Traffic Assist and more.
Performance figures are extremely impressive, as you’d expect. It goes from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, faster than the Mercedes-AMG GLE53 does! They’ve even managed to include rear-wheel steering and electromechanical anti-roll bars. Very top notch stuff.
At the end of the day though, The 4-litre Toureg faces the same problem the Phaeton once did: very few people are going to fork out big money for a Volkswagen.