VW Touareg V8 TDI Order Books Open, Will Cost You At Least €89,825

The range-topping VW Touareg V8 TDI is now available to order in Europe, giving customers one last chance to get an eight-cylinder diesel from the German brand.

Under the bonnet is a 4.0-liter V8 producing 415hp (421PS) and 664lb-ft (900Nm) of torque, making the Touareg one of the most powerful diesel SUVs available in Europe. The colossal torque figure makes the big VW SUV fit for a maximum trailer weight of 3.5 tonnes (7,700lbs).

The oil burner is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive system, enabling the new Touareg V8 TDI to reach 62mph (100km/h) from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds and hit an electronically limited 155mph (250km/h) top speed.

Also Read: New VW Touareg V8 TDI With 415HP Is The Definition Of Big And Brawny

Standard equipment includes everything from air suspension, an electronically operated tailgate, Vienna leather seats and 19-inch “Tirano” alloy wheels. Customers will get to choose between the standard Elegance and the optional Atmosphere package. The former features metal details in the cabin while the latter replaces them with a warmer wood trim. The R-Line package is also available.

The list of tech features is also quite long, and includes driver assist systems such as Night Vision, Traffic Jam and Roadwork Assist, Front Cross Traffic Assist, active all-wheel steering, and a head-up display.

Big diesel SUVs are becoming increasingly rare these days as they’re replaced with hybrid petrol models, and the Touareg V8 TDI is among the last of its breed. VW’s marketing boss previously said that this is the last V8 diesel car they’re making, which in a way means it’s pretty special.

Prices for the new VW Touareg V8 TDI start from 89,825 euros (a tad over $100k in current exchange rates) in Germany.

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  • SetNick

    Throw stones… I wish we could get the motor here in the USA.

    • Benjamin B.

      The MLB based Touareg uses longitude mounted engines. The USDM Atlas is based on VW’s MQB platform that is shared with the smaller Golf. Basically the Touareg cannot fit a V-8 into the engine compartment. The last generation Touareg that was available in the USDM could be had with a V-10 TDI engine. I’m personally not a fan of the new Atlas.

      • nauticalone

        Agreed. I bought the last MY available in USA (for export to the Caribbean) and am so far very pleased! It’s the 2017 w/ Wolfsburg Edition Trim – which bundles options such as; panoramic glass roof, black headliner, heated and cooled seats, 20″ Wolfsburg specific wheels w/ 275 45 Goodyear tyres and metal sport pedals to name a few options. Yes the engine would be better with an extra 30 – 50 hp / tq, but overall I’m enjoying it….especially as I got it with 1k miles at and 3 months old at $42k (which is some $12k below MSRP). I’ve long thought it’s a hansome vehicle, and w/ the Wolfsburg package and discount I jumped at it. And happy with it!

    • Cobrajet

      The USA should be the first place in mind for V8s.

  • StrangerGP

    The prices for this generation’s Touareg are getting out of hand. 90000€ for a VW and that’s before options?

    • Daniela Wolf

      Normal pricing in Europe and especially in Germany.

  • Cobrajet

    The Atlas. Which I think should have been based of the Touareg

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