The new generation Volkswagen Touareg was tested in a continuous sprint from 0 to some 225 km/h (0-140 mph).
The run took place in a no-speed-limit section of a German highway, and was filmed from the driver’s perspective. This was an R-Line version of the new Touareg, powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine, producing 286 PS (282 hp / 210 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. In turn, these figures allow you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.1 seconds, before maxing out at 235 km/h (146 mph).
However, in more common traffic conditions, the German car brand’s flagship SUV was a little bit less impressive. It needed 7.5 seconds to get from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in Sport mode (probably on winter tires), although it isn’t that bad, as that’s pretty much warm-hatch territory.
The 0 to 200 km/h (0-124 mph) sprint was also timed, but you’re going to have to watch the following video to see if it takes forever to hit the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark or not. Eventually, the third generation Volkswagen Touareg reached some 225 km/h (140 mph), as indicated by the speedometer, and the engine still had some punch left in it.
In the final test conducted here, the vehicle’s impressive torque was tried out in yet another acceleration run, from approximately 120 km/h (75 mph), in eighth gear, under full throttle.