Volkswagen has added a new diesel engine to the facelifted Touareg lineup

Volkswagen has added a new diesel engine to the facelifted Touareg lineup.

The power plant in question is a 3.0-liter TDI V6 with 262 PS (193 kW) that replaces the old 3.0 TDI with 245 PS (180 kW). The average fuel consumption has dropped from 7.2 l/100 km to 6.6 l/100 km (30 to 43 mpg UK), when running with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. CO2 emissions are rated at 174 grams per kilometer.

As announced before, the V6 diesel unit benefits from a new catalytic convertor and is now a Euro 6-compliant engine. The big SUV is also equipped with a coasting feature that disconnects the engine from the gearbox when acceleration is not required, thus resulting in reduced fuel consumption.

Available from October this year, the facelifted Touareg TDI will be offered with an optional air suspension and online services like Google Earth, Street View and traffic information.

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Volkswagen launches new 3.0 TDI engine for Touareg facelift, consumes 6.6 l/100 km