more attractive design, lighter curb weight, more high tech features of more land and more luxury.
The car also gives more choices to the most appropriate version for each buyer. For those who will use the Touareg more often outside the asphalt roads will undoubtedly be appropriate version 4XMotion blokiruem by reducing transmission and differential 2,69:1.
The movement is transmitted to the front and rear wheels in a ratio of 40:60. Better behavior of terrain and provides the opportunity to enhance education of the car by 10 mm front and rear 15 mm. Under the special package Terrain Tech volume of the tank is increased from 85 to 100 liters, and there is an extra opportunity to lift the car to achieve a ground clearance of 300 mm.
4 X Motion system is managed by a circular panel on the center console, and may be selected five modes - On-Road, Off-Road (with a special electronic control assistants), Low (included reduction of transmission), Off-Road by mezhduoseviya differential lock and Off-Road with locking rear differential and mezhduoseviya. In this version can not be excluded entirely control system stabilization. 4XMotion system will only be available engine V6 TDI.
For those less will dirty car in forest and mountain roads with no pavement, it would be more appropriate version of 4Motion differential Torsen.
However, all versions are standard with automatic transmission with eight grades. The new transmission is capable of delivering torque of 850 Nm. The maximum speed the car up to 6 degrees, while the seventh and eighth serve economical driving at high speeds.
Overall, the design of second-generation Touareg by Volkswagen choose evolutionary approach. The new Touareg has the style of the latest models of the brand.
The radiator grille is simplified by two parallel chromed ribs in the upper part and the bottom three. Lighthouses are more aggressive form of the brand new style. In some versions of which are integrated LED daytime running lights.
The rear lights have a stylized form and schedule are as fully diode. At the bottom of the front bumper mounted fog lights and radar, and adaptive cruise control to the ACC (cruise control) system and Front Assist.
Total vehicle seem more dynamic, although it retains the line of window profile and solid rear door of the first generation.
Dimensions and weight
As seen changes in the external size of the car are not radical. The increased wheelbase, however, feels much better than traveling in the rear because the rear space is significantly expanded (by 68 mm). Here’s what the new Touareg offers sizes as compared to the competition in this class.
While a larger, new Touareg has a small own weight in comparison to its predecessor (depending on version) with 203 to 222 kilograms. This represents roughly 10% of the weight of the car. Reduced the weight of the body, platform, soundproofing materials, etc..
At the same time the body is stronger because of the use of manganese steel. The suspension is lower by 47 kg weight thanks to the use of aluminum (air suspension is easier for the new generation with 20 kilograms).
In Bulgaria, now the new Touareg will be offered with three conventional engine, V6 FSI petrol and diesel V6 TDI and V8 TDI. V6 FSI petrol engine volume 3.6 liters with a combined consumption of 9.9 liters per 100 km. This is 2.5 liters less than its predecessor. The engine has a power of 206 kW and maximum torque of 360 Nm, as in old. The engine however is a new electronic management system, new pistons, new cylinder walls, etc..
V6 TDI turbodiesel is available in standard modification BlueMotion Technology. Its maximum power is 176 kW, and maximum torque of 550 Nm available from 2000 rpm instead of 2500 as it was under his predecessor. The combined cost given by the manufacturer is 7.4 liters per 100 km. Compared to the cost of the previous generation engine Touareg V6 TDI, it is less by 1.9 liters.
News in the new Touareg e V8 TDI, which will replace the unique V10 TDI with 5.0 volume (but the older type of “pump-nozzle). The engine has eight cylinders and 4.2 liters volume course is a type common-rail. The engine power is 250 kW, this is more than 12 kW power desettsilindroviya predecessor. The new engine has a maximum torque of 800 Nm, as is possible between 1750 and 2750 rpm.
Acceleration from standstill to 100 km / h is 5.8 seconds, which makes it the fastest serial Touareg done before. It is faster in the sprint with a tenth of a second even Touareg W12. The new generation Touareg disappear except V10 TDI, and also larger petrol engines. W12 instead of volume 6.0 liters (331 kW, 600 Nm) and 4.2 V8 (257 kW, 440 Nm) will only be available Touareg Hybrid (279 kW, 580 Nm).
A new generation means the end for 2.5 R5 TDI diesel-type pump-jet. Currently in Bulgaria hybrid version of the Touareg will be offered. This was decided mainly because its high price is more than 35 percent higher than the price of diesel TDI 6 cylinder.
Interior and furniture
Changes in the interior are also evolutionary compared to the previous version, but the luxury and facilities are significantly better.
The average panel is better integrated into the dashboard dials are round. The steering wheel is completely new, with three legs and sports a crown. The large display has two versions - black and white and color, capable of giving three-dimensional image. The display will depict all possible information, including those by the navigation system.
Is the new standard RCD 550 audio system with touch screen and a CD changer for six discs. A more expensive version RNS 850 is hard drive with 60 GB capacity and offers a DVD player. The new adaptive tempomat ACC uses two radar range 200 m and angle of coverage of 40 degrees. They are mounted at the bottom of the front bumper. It works at any speed, even at the maximum of 250 mph. Thanks to Stop & Go system can stop the car completely, if required by the traffic situation.
Radar system used Front Assist, which, if necessary, prepare for braking action. Touareg systems has Lane Assist (warns of unintended lane departure of movement) and Side Assist (availability of cars in the blind, dead zone for the driver). A novelty in the system Touareg Area View. Four cameras located in the fifth door in the radiator grille and the two exterior mirrors can show the display space around the car. The system facilitates parking, traffic and off-road movement of vehicles. Cross Traffic feature allows using two cameras side driver to cope more easily with traffic.
Do not forget, and adaptive headlights that appear first in the name Volkswagen Dynamic Light Assist. Bi-xenon headlamps with feature lighting turns depending on speed. They may automatically change the length and breadth of the illuminated area.
This makes it possible to drive a beam without a car blind counterpart. If not for xenon headlights bi-and Dynamic Light Assist (versions V6 TDI and V6 FSI), Touareg has halogen lights and bulbs H15 Osram.
Representatives of Volkswagen in Bulgaria provided the automotive journalists from the Bulgarian media the opportunity to experience the new Touareg in real terms.
Seven cars, all with V6 TDI turbodiesel engines headed from Sofia to Pamporovo. Highway traffic is allowed to feel the car at high speeds. Impeccable road holding, low cost (to us showed an average cost of Sofia to Pamporovo by 7.4 liters per 100 km.) Comfortable atmosphere.
The diesel engine is barely audible even at high speed at medium. Isolation is perfect and even wind noise (in the parts of the road with better surface) is also subtle. On the road from Plovdiv to Smolyan wonderful car show dynamic characteristics.
If it is necessary to overtake a car on a relatively narrow road in the shortest span in which this is allowed, Touareg makes compromises and at the same time easy, even a “reflection” of the gearbox in the lower gears. When moving at a speed of 80-90 mph drops to cost us about 7 liters per 100 kilometers.
Imperceptibly arrive in Pamporovo. For tired or bored by the management of a busy road can not be impossible.
But the most interesting yet. Awaiting our off-road run between Pamporovo - Sunrise Hut and Shiroka Laka. If anyone had doubts about the off road capabilities of the Touareg, at this distance they were completely allayed.
Passed on the way in which they move only high cross trucks lumberjacks. Horizontal and vertical slopes, mud and water, stones, the road was literally everything. Tested all systems support the driver and be assured that few cars in this class may be so suitable for terrain.
No need extra height of the car rises and opens clearance of 300 mm. Causes some discomfort automatic lowering of the car when crossing the speed of around 15 mph. If then the road gets tough and the car had to be raised again, this has to do manually with round button control system of movement. If you forget the car fell height, problems may arise.
Not face any difficulty in elapse thirty mile off-road section.
The new Touareg is really much safer to land, but must be air-suspension system and package Terain 4hMotion and Tech.
If you need to finish with five distinctive features of the old new Touareg, which started as if the most important of these is the increased power of off road car. This is not just sleek and dynamic SUV, Touareg II has become very suitable for difficult terrain