Touareg is the final Volkswagen to get a V8 diesel engine

by SpeedLux
Volkswagen Touareg with V8 Diesel Engine

Volkswagen and diesel aren’t the ideal two words to go together for the last four years or so. Many automakers have been having hard time after the dieselgate that has occurred a few years ago, including brands under the Volkswagen Group like Porsche and Audi, resulting in both automakers into ultimately stopping the production of diesel cars.

But, not Volkswagen. The automaker isn’t by the scandal, or so we think. In fact, the automaker introduced the most powerful Volkswagen at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the Touareg V8 TDI.

Together with the cool, hip, and all-electric I.D. Buggy Concept, the Touareg V8 TDI came with a monstrous power plant on board. A 4.0-liter turbodiesel with 416 horsepower (310 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque, permitting the 4,400 SUV to sprint to 62 miles per hour under 4.9 seconds from a complete standstill.

Volkswagen’s marketing chief Jurgen Stackmann sees the huge diesel SUV as a collector’s item.

“We had a long debate, and we consider Touareg is a prime car. It can handle any competitor across the world. Providing it a V8 twist is a very special honor, and I believe it’s going to be a collector’s vehicle, from day one,” Stackmann stated in an interview with Top Gear.

But his enthusiasm came with surprising news – the Touareg would be the last Volkswagen to obtain a V8 diesel engine.

“Most likely, it’ll be the last V8 diesel car you’ll see,” he concluded.

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