VW Amarok gets a 4.2-liter V8 TDI engine from MTM

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 2, 2014

Volkswagen is currently offering the Amarok pickup truck with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine but what if it would get a bigger engine. Apparently, this already happen and MTM, the well-known tuning company specialized in vehicles built by the VW Group, is the first tuner to do it.

As a result, the VW Amarok received a more powerful 4.2-liter V8 TDI engine that generates 410 hp (306 kW) and an incredible 930 Nm of torque or 686 lb-ft. With the new V8 TDI engine the Amarok zooms from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6 seconds and has a top speed of 222 km/h or 138 mph. In order to offer these performances, the rear axle had to say goodbye to leaf springs.

Moreover, a Panhard rod combined with air springs now ensures rock solid axle guidance. In order to stop in time, the new Amarok received disc brakes on the rear axle as well. On the front, we find new MTM brakes (405 x 36 mm).

The braking system is hidden behind the BBS SV wheels, specially developed for SUVs and wrapped in Michelin Latitude tires. All in all an imposing appearance, the interior of which keeps the promise made by the cut of its jib.

Press Release

VW Amarok – tailor-made for eight cylinders

As a technology partner of the DIRKS Group in Emden, MTM is unveiling a Volkswagen Amarok, which both outwardly as well in actuality puts every previous interpretation of the Amarok in the shade: instead of a two litre, four cylinder turbo diesel engine, in this case there is a V8 4.2 TDI under the bonnet. And the engine is just the ticket; fits like a glove.

The 410 hp and 930 Nm of torque command attention with sensational driving performance: the V8 Passion reaches 100 km/h from a standing start in six seconds with a top speed of 222 km/h. To enable the driver to call on this without any driver acrobatics, the rear axle had to say goodbye to leaf springs.

A Panhard rod combined with air springs now ensures rock solid axle guidance. Unlike the production Amarok, disc brakes now feature on the rear axle as well. An MTM brake (405 x 36 mm) provides the restraining force on the front axle and the BBS SV wheels, specially fabricated for SUVs, are shod with Michelin Latitude 295/40 22s. All in all an imposing appearance, the interior of which keeps the promise made by the cut of its jib.

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