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VW Touareg W12 specs

Car type SUV/truck
Curb weight 2524 kg (5564 lbs)
Power / weight 178 ps (176 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 238 Nm (175 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2005
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.8 s
0 - 200 kph 22.9 s
0 - 100 mph 13.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.4 s @ 83.3 mph
Est. 1/4 mile 14.3 s @ 101.9 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 22.3 s @ 123.0 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 17.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.59 g (6 m/s²)

More acceleration times

VW Touareg W12 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type W12, 48 Valves
Displacement 6.0 l (366 ci)
Power 450 ps (444 bhp / 331 kw)
Torque 600 Nm (443 lb-ft)
Power / liter 75 ps (74 hp)
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive
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HighGear  10m ago

Remember the audi q7 v12 tdi w/500hp?


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BR2+  5y ago

...Why put a 12 cylinder in a suv?.


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Shaggy  5y ago

Why not put a 12 cylinder engine in an SUV?


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BR2+  5y ago

Why would you even want a V12 in an suv?

And a V12 in an American car would be somewhat.....Non American..

Whats next a V6 in a Viper? A 3 Cylinder in a Mustang?.....


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uptownfunker  5y ago

How come there is no other midsize nonluxury SUV with a 12-cylinder engine? In America we never have them. America should've made some V-12 performance SUVs, like the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT12, the Chevy TrailBlazer SS12, and the Ford Sport Trac SVT12 Adrenaline. :(


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ audi r8: With that torque, definitely gas (petrol), the torque would be much higher with a diesel engine.


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Shaggy  7y ago

I never heard of a Touareg with a W12, I like it! :D


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Fangio Man  7y ago

500 units of the W12 Sport Edition were built.


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DVR1989  8y ago

Too bad the top speed is limited @ 250kph. Otherwise, it would go much faster


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aokvw  11y ago

The VW group still uses the W12 in the Audi A8 W12, some Bentleys and possibly also by Spyker, in the Zagato?


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Mr.X  11y ago

Well, time has passed. It is about time to upgrade it .


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Georg  11y ago

@ anonyoums

not in 2005... there was nothing in the SUV world with the same power and performance...
a Porsche Cayenne Turbo was 3.4s slower to 125mph.
The most powerfull Q7 and X5 of that time were 100hp shy to the Touareg power...
The 2008 Jeep SRT8 with same 6.0l displacment V8 has slightly less power and is only marginal quicker thanks to it´s 700lbs lower weight.


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Mr.X  11y ago

Like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. But it looks better than its stablemates - Porsche cayenne and Audi Q7.


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Anonymous  11y ago

You would get the same performance out of a V8 with a big time fuel saving.


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audi r8  11y ago

Diesel engine or Petrol ??


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Mr.X  11y ago

Being a W12, u would expect more power and performance wouldn't you ? Given the price.