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VW Touareg V8 specs

Car type SUV/truck
Curb weight 2500 kg (5512 lbs)
Power / weight 140 ps (138 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 176 Nm (130 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2006
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 234 kph (145 mph)
0 - 100 kph 7.5 s

Powertrain

Engine type V8 32 Valves
Displacement 4.2 l (256 ci)
Power 349 ps (345 bhp / 257 kw)
Torque 440 Nm (325 lb-ft)
Power / liter 83 ps (82 hp)
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive
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saxy  4y ago

Those are in the most ideal conditions driven with the foot of a 80 year old grandma. In real life it could use twice as much


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Iceland  4y ago

I just bougt one Touareg 2003 V8 an it is spending in long distance driving 14liters per 100 km and in town 19 liters per 100 km. That is not much if you compair to other suv.


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Mr.X  11y ago

Well.........I agree but we don't get diesels in the middle east. Even if we get, no one will buy it unlike europe and post-recession USA. I mentioned that petrol is cheaper than water here. So, there is no need for diesels.


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FastestLaps  11y ago

V8 is wonderful but for a big and heavy car petrol engine just doesn't make sense. At least for me. And as far as technology goes that V6 TDI is far better than a conventional V8.


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aokvw  11y ago

In the USA I drove the 2004 V8 version for 6 years, recently replacing it with the V6 TDi version. What TORQUE this engine has, with a great fuel economy improvement as a bonus. The wonderful Audi 4.2L V8 is no longer offered, only the turbodiesel and the anemic, V6 gasoline engines. I averaged 18 mpg in the V8 over six years, nearly all highway miles.


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blade  11y ago

the v8 is one heavy drinker hard to beat,my friend had it and it was 25l/100km all the time or more


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Georg  11y ago

only phased out in Europe... they need to reach europen fleet emission limits, VW stoped all Touareg versions with high CO2 emission


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Mr.X ( Shibu )  11y ago

Georg - r u talking bought Europe or the whole world ?


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Mr.X ( Shibu )  11y ago

Thats a new information. I thought they phased out only the W12.


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Georg  11y ago

at 11/2009 VW has phased out lot of engines for the Touareg in Germany because it reach it´s production end...

R50, V10TDI, V6 TDI Blue Motion, 2.5l inline5 TDI, W12, V8 are all history... not because of poor sales, because of fleet emission level... if you want a high power Touareg in Europe buy a Porsche Cayenne or Audi Q7


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Mr.X ( Shibu )  11y ago

The V8 is currenly not available in Europe due to poor sales.

To Fastestlaps - Isn't the V10 Diesel not performing well in Europe ?


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Mr.X ( Shibu )  11y ago

Yes, I am from the Middle east - From Dubai. My name is Shibu.


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Georg  11y ago

the V8 was avaible everywhere ... first with 310hp later with 350hp...
The W12 was first limited to 500 with 330 sold in the middle east the rest in europe, because of the high demand they put the W12 into the normal production run it was avaible till 11/2009... a friend of me owned a Touareg W12 in black some years ago.


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Mr.Turbo  11y ago

Mr.X, are you from the middle east ?


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Mr.X  11y ago

Here in the middle east, petrol is cheaper than water. So, most of the cars sold here are V8's and V12's and W12's. About 98% of cars sold here are of Automatic Transmission. http://www.drivearabia.com/ultimatecarbuyerguide/carpage.php/Volkswagen-Touareg/2007-2008-2009-2010-/417


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Mr.X  11y ago

The V8 engine is available in the U.S.A and Middle East.


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FastestLaps  11y ago

Never knew that Touareg was offered with petrol V8, not to mention W12. 99.99 percent of Touaregs here in Europe (or at least where I live) are V6 turbodiesels. And it makes sense.