Facelifted Volkswagen Touareg gains new engine image

Volkswagen has introduced a new engine for the facelifted version of the Touareg, which will become available for order starting next month.

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg lineup has just received a new brother, powered by a 3.0 liter TDI V6. According to the car manufacturer, the unit is replacing the old 3.0 TDI, which came with 245 HP (180 kW) and used to burn 7.2 liters of fuel every 100 km. The new engine is good for 262 HP (193 kW) and it is “eating” 6.6 liters of fuel / 100 km (43 mpg UK), when connected to the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The CO2 emissions now stand at just 174 g/km and the unit is benefiting from a new catalytic convertor, which makes it Euro 6 compliant. The SUV has also received a coasting feature which is disconnecting the unit form the gearbox when acceleration is not required, contributing to the lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Volkswagen says that the facelifted Touareg, equipped with the new 3.0 liter TDI V6 engine, will go on sale with optional air suspension and services such as traffic information, Google Earth and Street View starting this October. No pricing details have been announced yet.