Wimmer makes the VW Touareg more enticing image

The aftermarket specialist has decided the big crossover needs some increased excitement credentials, treating it to an array of enhancements, including a diesel engine workout.

The second generation Volkswagen Touareg has been around since way back in 2010, meaning it’s about run its course. But since such big machines still dwell for a little longer than other mainstream models, before the replacement comes the buyers can spice things up with the assistance of tuners. Wimmer Rennsporttechnik for example decided to take the most popular version, equipped with the 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine out for a spin. Thanks to the software optimization procedure the power now stands at 240 hp (177 kW) and 387 lb-ft (525 Nm) instead of the standard 204 hp (150 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm).

The actual ECU workout was available since last year, but now the tuner decided to make a complete package. First and foremost the power upgrade will now reach 310 hp (228 kW)and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). The Touareg also nails some great looking 21-inch black alloy wheels and comes with a sporty KW coilover suspension kit. And the looks are not the only thing, as the soundtrack is being spiced up via an aftermarket exhaust system developed in-house. We still know nothing about the performance specifications, but the normal 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint takes 8.7 seconds.