Touareg V8 R-Line Volkswagen Touareg to get a V8

 2020 Volkswagen Touareg V8.

Touareg V8 R-Line  – The quest for high powered, macho SUVs continues with Volkswagen announcing that they will launch in October a 4 litre V8 twin turbo diesel version of their large SUV the Touareg.

This is the same engine that is shared by other brands within the Volkswagen group including the Bentley Bentayga.

The V8 is capable of a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds – 0.1 behind the Australian-specification Golf R performance hatchback, 0.1 ahead of the Golf R Wagon.

There is a massive 310kW and a huge 900 Nm of torque which reaches its peak at just 1250 rpm.

The Touareg V8 R-Line comes with the 8-speed automatic gearbox and has a rated fuel consumption figure of 7.5L/100km.

It cost $136,490 plus on roads but features include night vision, 21-inch alloy wheels, and a sound and comfort package.

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