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Volkswagen may offer higher performance V6 Amarok





25 November 2016


The facelifted Volkswagen Amarok has just launched in Australia and at the launch it was revealed that the manufacturer is considering extending its V6 Amarok range.

This would include an entry-level variant and even a high-performance model that could possibly ‘borrow the same state of tune as an Audi SQ5’, according to motoring.com.au.

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The 3.0-litre V6 could be tuned to higher outputs providing the segment with its first high-performance dual-cab utility. The same basic engine used in Porsches and Audis, could be fitted including the 230kW SQ5, with Volkswagen including a different sump with larger oil capacity and new linings for the pistons and cylinders. This could be mated with Amarok’s eight-speed transmission with up to 700Nm of torque. (The current flagship, high-output version of the new V6-equipped Amarok delivers 165kW and 550Nm.)

VW Australia are also considering lower tunes of the new V6 engine such as 120kW and 150kW variants.