Published on February 8th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Touareg 2020 Model Gets ABT Sportsline Tune
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The new generation VW Touareg has yet to be introduced in Malaysia and there is strong chance it will not be launched as the previous generation of the Touareg did not sell in reasonable numbers. The first ever Touareg which was imported under the WALD tuning name did sell well and till today you do some units driven around by owners who love their air-suspension comfort and tough exterior looks. The interiors however do not wear well in our regional climate.
Anyway, there is brand new Touareg from Volkswagen and the tuners have taken a liking to it.
The result has already received a lot of praise, especially for its impressive handling due to the rear steering wheels and active stabilizers, considering it is not a crossover, but a full size SUV.
And again ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest tuner of VW and Audi vehicles, found the perfect opportunity to boost the engine performance of this car again. Newer, a treatment also benefited from the performance version that someone thought would be “too weak”.
With a performance upgrade ABT Power proposes to replace the electronic engine control unit with a new ABT Engine Control (AEC). The result, by installing only one element, is an increase in the number of HP from 422 to 500, and of the maximum torque from 900 to 970 Nm! An extended warranty and appropriate certification are also offered.
The maximum fresh torque and torque are reached in the same rotation range: 3750- 4750 rpm and 1250- 3250 rpm. The acceleration time on the spot and up to 100 km/h decreases from 4.9 to 4.7 seconds, while the top speed remains limited to 250km/h.
ABT Power is already available for the standard 286hp V6 diesel. In its case the power increases to 330hp, and the maximum torque from 600 to 650Nm. An upgrade of the performance is already under development and for the incipient version with 231hp storages from a 3.0-liter engine. The latter will be ready by January 2020.
To match the power added to the SUV, the ABT Sportsline product range also contains numerous alloy sports wheels, some 22 inches (FR, DR or Sport GR) dedicated to this car, with Sport HR Aero or High Performance HR on the flanges, in different colors or finishes of your choice.
Another feature would be a welcome light integrated into the doors. At the opening of the front doors, an ABT logo is designed on the ground.