Vw reveals Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

There are already Touareg hybrid prototypes testing with a brand new 245 kW (333 hp) supercharged 3.0 liter direct-injection V6 gasoline powerplant paired with an electric motor. From 3000 rpm, V6 will generate 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque plus an additional 38kW (52hp) with a tremendous 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) torque.

As a parallel hybrid, the Touareg will have both gas engine and electric motor working simultaneously to reduce consumption of fuel and lower eco-harmful emissions.

The electric motor, however, can also power the Touareg on its own up to 50 km/h (30 mph) and VW is also planning to integrate a switch to permit the user an all-electric mode.

The Touareg comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, a start-stop system for further fuel savings in city driving, together with regenerative braking for charing the NMH battery.

The Touareg still maintains its potent capabilities in spite of the shift to hybrid power. It claims to have a towing capability of 3.5 tins and off-road and hill-climbing abilities are not hampered.

A lighter Torsen 4x4 differential and electronic power steering have been fitted to balance the weight additions coming from the batteries and hybrid system.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Romanian automotive media publication cars.ro earlier said that the new Ford Fiesta will no longer be offered in the United States. Robert Stiller, Ford’s vehicle program manager for the B-segment,...
by - July 26, 2017
The Nurburgring is the one track that many automakers want to hold a record of, because only the best of the best do. This time, a group of extraordinary passionate...
by - July 25, 2017
Would you like your convertible to be inspired by a yacht? Well, you do not have to imagine it anymore - thanks to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and Mulliner...
by - July 25, 2017
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is the leaping cat’s first venture into the compact SUV segment, and sure enough, it didn’t take long before an artist rendered a wilder version of...
by - July 25, 2017
Good news for Audi EU5 and EU6 diesel car owners in Europe. They can now update their cars to fit six-cylinder or eight-cylinder TDI engines through a retrofit program, and...
by - July 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries