Wimmer freshens up VW Touareg by giving it some upgrades, including a diesel power bump.
Originally introduced way back in 2010, the second-generation Volkswagen Touareg is starting to show its age. It will be a while until an all-new model will be out, so tuners are trying to keep the midsize SUV fresh by giving it some upgrades. Case in point, Wimmer Rennsporttechnik worked on the 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine and came out with a software optimization which boosted output from 204 hp (150 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) to 240 hp (177 kW) and 387 lb-ft (525 Nm).
The ECU revision was released last year, but now Wimmer is preparing a more substantial power package tailored to the same six-cylinder engine which will lift output to a grand total of 310 hp (228 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). It’s going to be applied on this white Touareg which sits on 21-inch black alloy wheels and features a KW coilover suspension kit. The modified SUV should provide a throatier soundtrack thanks to an aftermarket exhaust system developed in-house.
The tuner isn’t saying a word about the Touareg’s performances, but obviously the extra punch will slash a few tenths of a second from the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint time which normally takes 8.7 seconds. Top speed could also see a marginal increase over the current 128 mph (206 kph) for the 204-hp version of the V6 (also available in a 262-hp configuration).
Source: Wimmer Rennsporttechnik
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For more than two decades, electronic and mechanical performance increase, engine ventilation, exhaust systems, chassis technology, sports clutches, brake systems and any kind of accessory components are the daily bread of WIMMER Rennsporttechnik in Solingen, North-Rhine Westphalia. All the parts come with road traffic admissions - no exceptions made! The team around engineer Thorsten WIMMER is first a KW Performance partner and than secondly as ervice partner of KTM X-Box.
This time the big SUV from Volkswagen, the Touareg kinda fell into WIMMER's clutches. Like the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne, the Touareg is produced by Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava. In 2015 the 3,0 liter TDI with original 204 HP (=150 kW), 450 ft-lb of torque and 2,2 tons weight first saw the light of day. Initially, the WIMMER crew provided a minor performance increase (software optimization).
With that treatment at WIMMER Rennsporttechnik, the current data totals up to 240 HP (= 176 Kw) and 525 ft-lb of top speed. In order to optimize the driving dynamic, a KW coilover suspension system level 3 has been installed and a distinguished exhaust system produced in-house.
The black-matte BBS rims type CH-R in 21” with matching tires in 295/35-21, assembled by WIMMER Rennsporttechnik as well, do not have an easy task to keep the powerful pulling force of this heavy beast on the road without a loss of speed.
Last but not least it has to be mentioned that for this white Touareg - with the obvious and typical WIMMER lateral body markings - another upgrade of 310 HP (= 228 kW) and 600 ft-lb of torque is currently being planned at WIMMER Rennsporttechnik.