Packing the same punch as a super car, the new Touareg V8 takes its place as the most powerful Volkswagen SUV ever made.
Delivering 310 kW of power and maximum torque from the 4.0-litre eight-cylinder engine. Whether cruising at low speeds, or on the highway – the engine provides excellent & responsive acceleration. The Touareg V8 TDI showcases its performance when it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h under 5 seconds.
This luxury SUV sets a new standard in SUV with its powerful combination of immense powertrain, premium exterior styling, interior comfort, and incredible handling.
The universal control centre with no switches. The Innovision cockpit is one of the highlights of the Touareg. The wide, screen with brilliant display offers a uniquely clear layout for the driver and an intuitive operating concept.
4-Corner Air Suspension
For responsive steering and stable cornering. The 4-corner air suspension reduces lateral tilt and the tendency to understeer. The result? Amazingly dynamic driving characteristics.
The Touareg has been built to be driven and enjoyed. It features a 4.0L turbocharged diesel engine capable of providing an impressive 310 kW of power and a colossal 900 Nm of torque. This is the most powerful diesel engine ever to be fitted to a Volkswagen.
48-Volt Active Roll Stabilisation system
Active stabilisers on the front and rear axle reduce the lateral tilt when cornering. They are electromechanical rather than hydraulic. The Touareg thus responds sensitively to steering, even at low speeds. The optional system prevents understeer during more dynamic cornering: the front wheels push the vehicle less forcefully into the outer edge of the bend.
*Standard on V8 R-Line First Edition. Optional on V8 R-Line.
And to ensure that there’s no damper on your driving enjoyment, the Touareg V8 comes with air suspension as standard. It adapts the height of the body to all terrains. The 4-corner air suspension also reduces lateral tilt and the tendency to understeer. The result? Amazingly dynamic driving characteristics.*
*4-Corner Air Suspension with Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) standard on Touareg V8 R-Line and V8 R-Line First Edition.
*All-wheel steering standard on Touareg V8 R-Line First Edition.
Seven distinct ways to drive
Don’t let the new Touareg’s exterior beauty fool you, at its heart lies a rugged all-terrain vehicle
Driving Profile Selection with 4MOTION Active Control gives you the option of Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, Offroad, Snow or your own Individual driving profiles so you’re in complete control.
Greater stability and manoeuvrability in one, thanks to all-wheel steering
A smaller turning circle is possible when the rear wheels steer as well as the front wheels. On request, you can now also use this technique with the Touareg, which makes the vehicle hugely manoeuvrable and improves its steering stability. Furthermore, when travelling faster than 50kmh the rear wheels also steer to help with cornering.*
*Standard on V8 R-Line First Edition. Optional on V8 R-Line (part of the 48-Volt Active Roll stabilisation package)
The digital instrument cluster and the screen of the infotainment system form one curved glass surface: the Innovision Cockpit. The Innovation Cockpit is standard on the V8 Touareg.
*International model shown.
Coming out of a tight parking space, manoeuvring in impassable terrain or attaching a trailer: there are many situations where a driver might need an extra pair of eyes. With Area View, you’ve found them: four cameras monitor the area around the vehicle and supply useful views on the infotainment system screen. Almost like magic: coupling all the cameras help the system create a bird’s eye view – and you've got the full view from above, of the car and its surroundings.
Letting you see what is hiding in the darkness.
You’ve probably seen night vision systems in spy films. Now you’ve got one in your car. The beams of the optional night vision system in the Touareg generate a thermal image of your surroundings, including people and animals, in your cockpit.*
*Optional on Touareg V8 R-Line.
That way you are protected from all sides.
Proactive occupant protection system can secure you from all sides to protect you and your passengers. If the system identifies a risk of collision, it automatically triggers protection measures, including belt tightening, moving seats into an upright position and closing all windows and the tilting panoramic sunroof. All within the system limits.
*Works within the system limit