2020 VW Touareg R-Line V6 Diesel In Velocity Test Review, Specs, & Release Date Rumours – The Volkswagen core brand has a new leading model in Europe, but it is not the Phaeton. The full-size luxury sedan continues to be delayed and may return one day as a pure electric model, and in the meantime, the third-generation Touareg will serve as the crown jewel of VW’s massive lineup. The Wolfsburg squad has not launched all powertrain versions of its midsize posh SUV but, but this video goes to show the 3.0-liter TDI V6 delivers more than adequate performance.
2020 VW Touareg R-Line V6 Diesel In Velocity Test Review
The folks over at Automann-TV online hopped onto the driver’s seat of a high-end R-Line model fitted with the diesel engine rated at 286 horsepower (210 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque like in the Audi Q8 50 TDI. In spite of having considerably less oomph than the 421 hp (310 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) the V8 diesel will pack, the Touareg did just fine in a velocity test to 62 mph (100 kph) by completing the job in seven and a half seconds.
A diesel engine’s restrictions become more noticeable as you get to greater speeds, with the run from to 124 mph (200 kph) taking 31 seconds. It ultimately got up to 142 mph (228 kph) without breaking any laws thanks to the remaining unhindered sections of the German Autobahn. Velocity test apart, this POV video gives us the chance to appreciate the high-tech dashboard of the new Touareg with its Innovision Cockpit comprising a 12-inch digital tool cluster and a huge 15-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. No other Volkswagen model has this setup, but it’s most likely an issue of time prior to some of the higher-end VWs will adopt the expansive display design.
The Touareg’s future appears bright as aside from the previously mentioned V8 diesel model, the large SUV will also get a plug-in hybrid derivative in certain parts of the world and there might even be a range-topping Touareg R further down the line.