Volkswagen has launched the R-Line accessory package for the Touareg

German manufacturer launched an accessories package for the Touareg R-Line. SUV receives a personalized interior, sport suspension and new wheels.

Volkswagen today announced the first R-Line package customization for the new generation of the Touareg. Seen as a simple accessory kit and not as a sports version, the package comes with a number of Germans important changes inside the SUV.

The look of the exterior will remain unchanged, except the rims, which will be offered with a new design and 20 inch sizes. Aerodynamic accessories and other aesthetic details of the sporting body will probably come later, with the launch of full kit.

Thanks customization package Touareg receives more than R-Line logo exterior and interior door sill inserts a new sport steering wheel with three spokes, leather and heated. List of extras continues with the gear shifter, the pedal and grip the aluminum, heated seats and Nappa leather two-tone, 12-way electrically operated. R-Line kit comes with a sports suspension setting.

Already launched on the German market, package customization is expected in other European markets over the next two months. The price for the V8 version is of 2760 euros, while alternative V6 3485 euros out of pocket. Plus there is the option, which costs 3355 euros and 8085 euros V8 for the V6 version.

Volkswagen to launch Touareg R a sporty hybrid SUV

After Scirocco and Golf, Touareg sport may have its own version R. The propulsion system will be an electric hybrid V8.

After Volkswagen launched during performance division R for stronger versions of its models can be part of a separate line for sportiness road enthusiasts, presenting the Scirocco of Golf R and R appear to satisfy thirst for completing the range German. Well, the news coming from Germany is interesting in this respect, the Volkswagen thinking to develop an R version of the new generation Touareg.

Touareg R but is not simply a performance model and so, but will incorporate the latest technologies developed within the VW Group, the hybrid default. According to preliminary information, the propulsion system of the German model will include a 500 hp turbo V8 unit (50 more than the previous Touareg W12) which will work in parallel with the electric motor devices found in the current Touareg V6 Hybrid. Interestingly, the latter power will be limited to 47 horsepower, as is the version already on the market but will grow to be able to move to 100% electric model requires 2.2 tonnes.

If the model will be finished on time, a first meeting with it would you have allot Auto Show in Detroit in 2011, which will take place in January.

Images of the 2011 Touareg Model here

New Volkswagen Race Touareg 3: Details and Images

Volkswagen recently unveiled the first details and pictures of the new Race Touareg 3 model with which the Germans will try to obtain a new success in the Dakar Rally in 2011.

This weekend brought the first page of self publishing the first images and technical specifications of the new generation Volkswagen Race Touareg model with which the Germans will try to pass a new account success in the Dakar Rally.

SUV ready to climb the sand dunes of the world’s toughest rally, promising performance with much improved thanks to the introduction of a carbon and Kevlar body, increasing the stiffness components, but considerably reduced the total mass. Aerodynamics has also been redesigned, Germans engineers repoziţionând air intakes for engine cooling.

As an aesthetic that reminds brothers series produced in Wolfsburg, 3 Race Touareg to adopt LED lights front and rear. Under the newly replaced grille lies a 2.5-liter TDI diesel engine modified to produce a total of 300 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque.

Connected to a sequential manual five reports, propeller promises better fuel economy than its predecessor. Engine resources are transmitted through three-slip differential and helps SUV to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 6.1 seconds, up to a maximum speed of 188 km / h.

German engineers have tested the new Race Touareg in March to more than 10,000 miles of rough terrain, which describes the new generation for 2011 edition of the Dakar Rally.

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The new VW Touareg


The new VW Touareg is built on a new platform which it shares largely with the new Porsche Cayenne. If the new Touareg approach was different, the German model is more easily (approximately 200 kg) and below than its predecessor.
The manufacturer says the capacities were not affected in difficult terrain, even the new Touareg and should be better, with the most powerful of the two-wheel drive systems offered.

German SUV come – in terms of design – in line to open the sixth generation Golf and comes with a dynamic style, which induces the idea that the car would be lower than that of the first generation. It is not so, the new Touareg is longer than the old model.The interior is without a superior kind of surprises in the dashboard design, but promises a much better level of quality and assembly. Board is solid, classic German style, but contains very many orders, especially near the shifter on the center console.
At the technical level, VW focus on efficiency. Version Hybrid uses a gasoline engine, 3.3 liters and 333 hp and one electric, 47 hp, the total of 380 hp and 580 Nm torque enabling acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds and a top speed 240 km / h. Average consumption is 8.2 litres/100 km, but the car can run up to 50 km, only the electric motor.

The new Touareg can be purchased with a 3-liter diesel, 240 hp and 550 Nm, with an average consumption of 7.4 l/100 km, which means 2 / 100 km less than before. All Chapter Diesel offers a 4.4 liter TDI V8 that produces 340 hp and 800 Nm, in terms of average consumption of 9.1 litres/100 km.

All versions are equipped as standard with an automatic transmission, with 8 steps.

Those who use SUV’s little they can control in offroad wheel drive 4Motion system, based on a Torsen differential with limited slip, which uses electronic systems to do the job. With this system, the new Touareg may challenge ramps up to 31 degrees
If not enough you can order 4XMotion, system containing reducers and differentials (center, back), plus 5 programs of work.

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