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The newest, most powerful model from the Volkswagen brand is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

01 Mar 2019 | International News : Switzerland

Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of the new Touareg V8 TDI at the Geneva International Motor Show. Its output of 415bhp makes it the most powerful SUV with a diesel engine from a German manufacturer. The maximum torque of the high-tech turbodiesel engine reaches the level of a super sports car - 900Nm.

The 415bhp, 900Nm Touareg V8 TDI accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds
The 250km/h-fast Touareg V8 TDI demonstrates the potential of its dynamics as it accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.

Those purchasing the top model will have the choice between the standard Elegance design package or the Atmosphere package. Elegance stands for a technical interior design dominated by metal and cool colour tones; Atmosphere is a warm interior environment where wood and natural tones prevail.

Compared to the models with V6 engines, the Touareg V8 TDI additionally includes air suspension, a boot lid that opens and closes electrically, comfort seats, an anti-theft alarm system, stainless steel pedals and the 'Light & Sight' package - including automatically dimming exterior mirrors and automatic headlamps as standard. The Touareg V8 TDI also comes with 19-inch Tirano alloy wheels instead of 18-inch wheels.

The equipment range also includes state-of-the-art driver assist and running gear systems. Some of the features that increase safety include Night Vision (detects people and animals in the dark using a thermal imaging camera), Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist (partly automated steering and lane departure warning, acceleration and braking, up to 60km/h) and Front Cross Traffic Assist (responds to cross traffic in front of the Touareg).

Technologies like the active all-wheel steering system (makes the Touareg as easy to handle as a compact car) and a roll stabilisation system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars further perfect handling and comfort. One of the best lighting systems in the world provides additional safety and comfort at night - the interactive IQ.Light - LED matrix head light.

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