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VW Touareg 3.0 TDI: Green

VW Touareg 3.0 TDI
Nice review here of the VW Touareg 3.0 TDI.

This V-6 should return 17/25 mpg. For comparison, the gasoline V-6 engine gets 14/20 mpg and the V-8 is rated at a mere 13/18 mpg. With 221 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, the Touareg TDI V-6 doesn’t sacrifice performance; a 0-60 mph sprint should take about 8.5 seconds.

Perhaps more amazing than the increase in fuel economy is the reduction in emissions Volkswagen has achieved through the years. Emissions have been reduced by 90 percent when compared to the original VW diesels sold here and the Touareg meets the Tier 2, Bin 5 requirements, so it can be sold in all 50 states. The complex exhaust system, which uses a selective catalytic converter and AdBlue, removes 90 percent of the NOx emissions and 95 percent of particulates in the exhaust. There’s no black smoke, soot, or smell associated with this SUV.

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Source: Automobile Mag