Volkswagen introduces V8 TDI Touareg with 310kW/900Nm

Volkswagen’s new Touareg will have the most powerful SUV with a diesel engine from a German manufacturer after it makes its grand debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Touareg V8 TDI delivers 310kW and 900Nm of torque.

Volkswagen says it can accelerate all the way to 250km/h. The sprint to 100km/h takes just 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 headlights) as standard. The Touareg V8 TDI also comes with 19-inch Tirano alloy wheels instead of 18-inch wheels.

This particular model has not been confirmed for SA yet.